Thursday, February 13, 2020

TBT: PURE performing Blissful Kiss live on Much Music 1992

This is another clip transferred from a vhs tape back in the 90's. The following video was the premiere live appearance by the Vancouver band PURE when they first toured Canada as part of the Big, Bad and Groovy tour opening for Bootsause and Sons of Freedom. We performed our song "Blissful Kiss" live on television and then had a quick interview with Terry David Mulligan on the nations music station. Originally from the Autumn of 1992 I believe.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Blast From the Past: Pure at 1993 CMVA performing Anna

The following clip was recorded initially back in 1993 at the Much Music studios as part of the Canadian Music Video Awards. Pure performed for the very first time "Anna Is A Speedfreak" on national television. The Vancouver band had flown out to Toronto to be a part of the awards show but in order to make it on time and within budget we opted to not fly the drums and keyboards but do the song in a unique setup, with drummer Leigh consigned to playing percussion and me playing rhythm guitar on the song. A departure from our first album, Anna Is A Speekfreak signaled  the second albums sound and our adoption of a more guitar focused sound. 

This is a transfer from vhs tape made back in the 1990's on my Apple 7600 powermac. The resolution isn't great but I've tried to enhance the audio a bit so you can hear it.  

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Blast From the Past: Pure on Ear To The Ground

I found this interview on a seldom used old hard drive, one that contained a bunch of old footage, transferred from VHS. This is a CBC production called "Ear To The Ground" featuring my former band PURE. The interview portion was recorded in Vancouver at a now defunct poolhall (called The Automotive if memory serves) while the live footage was filmed in Toronto during a show at Lee's Palace. Following the release of Pure's debut album "Pureafunalia" this Ear to The Ground was one of several nation television moments for the band. Please enjoy this blast from the early 90's, when Much Music was still important and people loved to see bands perform live!