(Photo by WDR / Becker) Out now is a live LP+DVD holding Alan Vega’s Rockpalast concert from 1982. The concert, titled “Live at Rockpalast 1982”, was filmed on June 4th, 1982 at Sartory in Cologne (Germany) during the 82′ ‘Collision Drive’-Tour. In 1981 Alan Vega had released his second solo LP under the title “Collison Drive”.
The vinyl LP comes with an eight-page booklet and a DVD, containing the entire live show. Also on the DVD is the art exhibition ‘Alan Suicide: Collision Drive 2002’ at Deitch Projects in New York. It was Alan Vega ́s first exhibition after 18 years.
The release itself is part of the ‘play loud! (live) music series’ which is based on three precepts: Alan Lomax´s work as an archivist and chronicler, John Peel´s BBC radio sessions, and the work of Direct Cinema pioneers, such as the Maysles Brothers, Leacock, Wildenhahn, Blank and Pennebacker. Other artists that have seen releases via this series include Mona Mur, Familie Hesselbach, Friedman + Liebezeit:, but also the Tapetopia compilation series.
Rockpalast (Rock Palace) is a German music television show that broadcasts live on National German TV since 1974 and continues to this day. Hundreds of rock, pop, heavy metal and jazz bands performed on Rockpalast.
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