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Rare Live Footage – Hammersmith Odeon 1984 – ‘Lies and Promises’

April 7, 2012

If you are British and were a fan of pop in the 1980s, chances are that you will have been a Radio 1 listener.

Prior to the revamp of the I.B.A. Broadcasting Act in 1990 and the introduction of local stations onto the VHF band, the station was the pop station and had the monopoly on all things pop in the UK.

The BBC In concert series ran for many years and featured anybody who was anybody in the music business.  Kajagoogoo were recorded twice for this show.  Regular readers will remember our past articles that featured transcription albums of these shows – the 1983 White Feathers Tour show here and the 1984 Islands Tour here.

Today, we bring you more live footage from the 1984 Islands tour.  Now scarce, the clip is lifted from the transcription album originally issued by the BBC back in ’84 – content that has never been re-aired since its original broadcast.

For this article, KajaFax has selected ‘Lies and Promises…..Enjoy!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2012 10:50 pm

    How cool is this?!

  2. April 7, 2012 10:51 pm

    That’s cool!!!

  3. Harry permalink
    April 7, 2012 10:59 pm

    Nice. We want more !

    Keep up the great work Kajafax.

  4. Jeanie permalink
    April 8, 2012 9:12 pm

    How about posting the full album for us all ?

    • April 8, 2012 9:26 pm

      Well Jeanie, we rather like giving the occasional small gift rather that the whole thing at once! It’s more exciting that way!

      On the subject of tour footage, I’m very surprised that the Islands tour is not better bootlegged. KajaFax would love to find video footage from this period but so far have found nothing. If it’s ’84 tour shows you want, a show from the Japanese leg of the tour is available as ‘Live in Tokyo 1984’ and also as ‘Thanks Japan’. Just Google it and see. It was available via KajaShop at one stage but unfortunately its not any more. Downloads are around from both official and unofficial sources and both versions of this recording exist as physical CDs.

      I for one am convinced that there will be some more footage – maybe from TV in Japan or Eastern Europe or perhaps even Germany taken from the TV. I would love to get an old VHS/BETA/V2000 tape with some old broadcast footage on. Somebody will have it, I’m sure 🙂 I would have it digitised and uploaded within a day or two for sure. No question!

  5. 5-r permalink
    April 9, 2012 3:52 pm

    Maybe there will be some live footage of ’84 tour shows for 30th anniversary… in 2014. Who knows?. But before that, there should be a DVD realise of White Feathers Tour 😉

    • April 9, 2012 4:12 pm

      That would be absolutely marvellous. I’m not sure how likely that is to happen though.

      We need to keep our fingers crossed I guess. 🙂

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