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Futurama Filmed for TV

For the second Futurama again at the Queens Hall, John Keenan brought in a TV Production Company to film the whole event! John, prior to promoting had worked at Yorkshire TV and so this was his area of expertise and he knew exactly what he was looking for capturing some remarkable performances from the bands but also the people coming to his festival. Broadcast in 4 parts by BBC 2 in January 1981 it’s a fantastic visual feast of the bands that played the Futurama that year but also as a look at the fashions and hairstyles of the time!  Sadly, not everybody agreed to be filmed, Psychedelic Furs didn’t want to be and U2 actually were filmed but refused their songs to be broadcast as Bono thought he looked fat! However, it was a brilliant festival of post punk music and experimental electronic sounds and it was to be John Keenan’s favourite Futurama. Here’s the 4 episodes …enjoy!

PART 1 FUTURAMA 2 BROADCAST 

Part 1 – 24.41m
Classix Nouveau – Soldier
Acrobats of Desire – Queen Of The Wake
League Of Gentlemen – Dislocated
Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth
Not Sensibles – Death To Disco
Vice – Versa (later ABC) – Democratic Dancebeat
Hazel O’Connor’s Megahype – Zoo
Hazel O’Connor’s Megahype – Glass Houses

PART 2 FUTURAMA 2 BROADCAST

Part 2 – 26.37m
The Flowers – After Dark
Boots For Dancing – Parachute
Music For Pleasure – Madness at the Mission
The Mirror Boys – The Boot of My Car
Guy Jackson – Radio 1
Athletico Spizz ’80 – Clocks Are Big
Athletico Spizz ’80 – Soldier Soldier
Echo And The Bunnymen – Crocodiles

PART 3  FUTURAMA 2 BROADCAST 

Part 3 – 25.01m
Durutti Column – Sketch For Summer
Artery – Afterwards
Frantic Elevators – Production Prevention
…Or Was He Pushed? – Paean to a T.
I’m So Hollow – Touch
Blah! Blah! Blah! – But I Loved You
Eaten Alive By Insects – John Wayne’s Jacket
The Soft Boys – Only The Stones Remain
Altered Images – Dead Pop Stars

PART 4 FUTURAMA 2 BROADCAST 

Part 4 – 23.39m
Tribesman – Kwesi Style
Blurt – Hard Down On The Joystick
The Danse Society – Sink
Naked Lunch – Fade Away
Clock DVA – 4 Hours
Siouxsie and The Banshees – Paradise Place
Siouxsie and The Banshees – Eve White, Eve Black

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