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
With The Wild Crowd: Live in Athens, GA
Runtime: 1 hr 37 minThe B-52s performed their first ever gig in February 1977. 34 years later, on Valentine’s Day 2011, they returned to their home town of Athens, Georgia to celebrate with this brilliant live show. Wig-wearing, boa-draped, glitter-covered fans came to join in and saw the band deliver a sizzling 90 minute set that turned Athens’ Classic Center into a cosmic dancehall. A B-52s live show is always the best party in town, yet here in front of their home crowd they even managed to turn it up a notch further. Packed with all their fan’s favorites, this is high spirited good time rock ‘n’ roll packed with great tunes, wild romance, blood pumping grooves and a lot of fun!
Classic Albums: Rio
Runtime: 52 minThis latest addition to the acclaimed Classic Albums series takes us to the early eighties and the release of Duran Duran's second album "Rio". Released against a backdrop of riots, record unemployment, and the Falklands War, this optimistic and celebratory album would generate a string of hit singles and groundbreaking videos and catapult Duran Duran to global stardom. This documentary tells the story behind the writing, recording, and subsequent success of the album through newly filmed interviews, musical demonstrations, and both new and archive performances.
Runtime: 1 hr 6 minThe English band New Order, born from the ashes of Joy Division, is in concert at the club Manhattan Club of Leuven. The RTBF cameras are filming the event for the program "Rox Box". At the time of the recall, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert interpret the cultured "Blue Monday", dance anthem of all the revelers of the time.