Friday, May 3, 2013

JUST FOR MONEY
Live At WREX Seattle 1981
The Visible Targets video clip of JUST FOR MONEY was shot at Seattle bar WREX in 1981. The band was in the early stage of their career and already showing a great sense of punk/pop writing and performing. This is a classic example of 80's Seattle video. Not quite top of the line, but definitely capturing the spirit of what was brewing on the west coast. A decade later bands like Seven Year Bitch and L7 may have been angrier and heavier....but The Visible Targets were the first Seattle band with a frontline of serious uncompromising women.
 


 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

AUTISTIC SAVANT
Live at Astor Park, Seattle 1983
Autistic Savant is the title track from The Visible Targets' second EP.  The album was produced by Mick Ronson at the height of the band's career.  This performance was captured for a local newsmagazine on the eve of the band's first national tour, opening for Simple Minds.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

HE'S THE BOY
Previously Unreleased 1983

He's The Boy was originally recorded by Little Eva as the b-side of her huge hit The Locomotion.  The Visible Targets version was recorded in 1983 at Mushroom Studios in Vancouver Canada.  The sessions were produced by the legendary Mick Ronson who'd taken the band under his wing after hearing about them from the band's manager, Bob Jenniker.  This song and three others from the sessions have never been released before now.