Stiv Bator and the Lords of the New Church played Cleveland for the last time in May of 1986. Two weeks earlier Vidmag Television went on the air and our very first major project was shooting the Lords concert at the Phantasy Theatre on the 10th. Recorded on separate media, it was many years before I was able to finally put the soundboard audio tape to the silent video. It took weeks to do and I still wasn't quite able to get the audio and video to completely sync up for more than handful of seconds at a time because audio tape and video tape move at different speeds. I've never been completely happy with the results, but I've been able to re-edit the video and remaster the audio and I'm very happy with the results. Yes, there are some glitches because the source tape is silent, but as the clip I've posted here shows, it came out pretty good.
On Friday the 13th VidMag Productions will premiere the re-edited and remastered video of this concert at the Phantasy Night Club at 9 pm. Immediately following the video will be Massillon's Stimpy's Revenge, Cleveland’s own 45 Spider and Detroit’s Freak Box for a pre-Hallowe'en glam punk party. There's a great prize package for the best costume. Friday the 13th, Stiv Bator and glam punk — what could be better?
With their wild costumes and punch you in the face music, FreakBox are bringing their classic Detroit punk sound, as well as a memorable stage show, to Cleveland for a very fitting Friday the 13th show. Also on the bill is Cleveland's own 45 Spider with their fuzzed-out neo-psychedelic garage punk. Their smoky-voiced female lead singer adds a unique dimension to the music. And Massillon's Stimpy's Revenge will bring their alien presence to round out the show with their Cleveland debut. It's going to be an awesome party and I can't think of a better pairing for a Friday the 13th show!!!
Not only will this be Stimpy's Revenge's first show in Cleveland, but it will also be the last show of the year here for Freak Box so they can finish work on a new album. So don't miss this night of firsts (and lasts) and come have some fun.
Tickets will be $12 for those over 21 and $15 for 18-20 year olds. This will be a fun show and will be recorded by VidMag for presentation on YouTube.