After The Fire
Turn-of-the-'80s Brit electro-rock quartet that couldn't decide whether it was prog or New Wave. Fun fact: translated Falco for American ears, not that he really needed them to. Highly recommended: "Der Kommissar"
After The Fire Concert Films
Live at the Greenbelt
After The Fire
Runtime: 1 hr 2 minAFTER THE FIRE (ATF) roots go back to the 70's and their eventual signing to CBS Records in 1978. They released the acclaimed album 'laser Love' in 1979 and over the next 5 years they enjoyed considerable worldwide album and single success culminating with 'Der Kommissar' reaching number 5 in the USA singles chart in 1983. After a lengthy sabbatical the band started playing together in 1999 and in the summer of 2004 played to a capacity crowd at the Greenbelt Festival.
After The Fire Top Tracks
Arena: The Movie
Runtime: 59 minIn this concert/motion picture starring the New Romantic Pop stars, Doctor Duran (actor Milo O'Shea) the evil character in the cult film 'Barbarella' returns to earth, crash landing his time machine directly underneath a giant stadium in Oakland, California. He is bent upon doing battle with the five imposters above him (the band) who have stolen his name. The evil doctor sends out his henchmen to destroy them as they perform to a packed stadium. Duran Duran continues to perform throughout, as much chaos ensues around them. Duran Duran are captured at their musical best in Arena by award winning director, Russell Mulcahy, who was to hone his skills working on music promos through the 80's. Also includes the Making Of Arena documentary which opens the lid on the creative processes involved with making Arena.
Live at the Royal Albert Hall (20th Anniversary Concert)
Runtime: 1 hr 35 minLive at the Royal Albert Hall finds Culture Club celebrating its 20th anniversary with an infectious and expansive grandeur, all while basking in the love of adoring fans. The show actually starts with a great joke on the audience: Boy George, looking not a day over 20, glides onstage in his once-trademark derby and beaded hair extensions, delivering a warm and welcome vocal on "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" The startled crowd soon realizes he's an impersonator. The real, fortysomething George O'Dowd, looking a lot less androgynous and a tad thicker than in New Romantics days, smiles self-deprecatingly and launches into a pleasing set of white soul ("Cold Shoulder," "Miss Me Blind"), stark gospel ("That's the Way"), stirring raga-rock ("Bow Down Mister"), and even a classic (a lovely cover of Bowie's "Starman," complete with audience participation and muscular guitar by Roy Hay).