The Call write melodic and richly textured rock songs imbued with new agey Christian mysticism, centered around the soothing, sonorous voice of Michael Been. The band was briefly buffeted aloft as New Wave crested in the 1980s; since then, Been has remained relatively active both with the Call and as a soloist. Recent releases maintain the same quality of earlier works, but tend to be more contemplative than their rousing hit, "The Walls Came Down."
The Call Concert Films
A Tribute To Michael Been
Runtime: 1 hr 22 minRobert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club pays tribute to his late father's music with an unforgettable live performance leading his father, Michael Been's, legendary band The Call. After a twenty year hiatus, The Call reunited at legendary Los Angeles venue The Troubadour and gave an incredible live performance with Robert Levon Been stepping into his father's role and joining Musick, Ferrier and Goodwin for the one-of-a-kind event. For Robert--who grew up going out on the road with The Call anytime he had a break from school--the performance offered the chance to honor his musical legacy and perform nearly a dozen and a half songs from the band's esteemed catalog. And for original members Musick, Ferrier and Goodwin, the show allowed them the opportunity to honor their friend and their own musical legacy while revisiting a bond they thought was gone forever.
The Call Top Tracks
Hardcore Devo Live!
Runtime: 1 hr 25 minDevo, captured live in Oakland, performing early experimental tracks written between 1974 and 1977, prior to any label deal or public success. No matter how messy, beginnings are exciting. Especially when what happens next endures the test of time. For Devo, the beginning happened in the basements and garages of Akron, Ohio. The songs they wrote were raw and unfiltered with no commercial intent. They called it Hardcore Devo. Performing 21 oddities, this is a tribute to departed, original Devo bandmate, Robert "Bob 2" Casale. Filmed live on June 28, 2014 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California.
Friday the Thirteenth
Runtime: 58 minProbably the most enduring band of the UK punk/new wave era, the legendary Stranglers perform live at Londons spectacular Royal Albert Hall. Accompanied by The Electra Strings