Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Night Videos & The Web 2.0 Wayback Machine :: The Darling Buds

Sure it's UK pop fluff from the late 80s/early 90s, but here are The Darling Buds on ToTP doing "Hit the Ground" {circa 1988}::

and the music video::

Here's a live clip of "The Other Night" from 1988::

and a music video for "Burst" {1990}::

and "You've Got to Choose" {1989}::

By the time 1992 rolled around, the "blonde" movement {Darling Buds, Transvision Vamp, Primitives} was all but done and the band's 'Erotica' had drifted into a mellow pop with mainstream guitarwork and a radio-friendly sound, but mainstream success eluded them. "Long Day in the Universe" {1992}, from 'Erotica', was used on the So I Married an Axe Murderer {1993} soundtrack.

There was also a TV show on ITV called "The Darling Buds of May", which ran from 1991-1993. The show was based on novels by H. E. Bates and the band's name was an allusion to them. 

Twitterversion:: #FridayNightVideos & #Web2_0WaybackMachine The Darling Buds. Video clips from late 80s-early 90s. @Prof_K

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