Alice Bag from Target Video's taping of The Bags. Photo © 1979 Joe Rees.
Target Video's "Raw Power"
The upcoming Target Video show at the Silent Movie Theater will be quite a departure from past shows. Unlike other Target shows, this one basically presents footage direct from the vaults. Uncut. Unmixed. Raw and original. We have begun calling the show "Raw Power" for its sheer voyeuristic quality. The pieces document explosive musical events from the late 70's and early 80's. The soundtracks are all original: from a simple camera microphone recording to studio mixes. Presented more music tv style than movie. An authentic thrill ride through the West Coast's punk past. It's not pretty. It's raw and the way it was. Be there!