Friday, 18 March 2016

The Golden Age of Psychic TV

One more Glitterbug related post... The footage of Psychic TV that appears in Derek Jarman's film, identified as "1984 Spanish Arts Programme" on the Arena broadcast, was filmed when the group appeared on La Edad de Oro (or The Golden Age), a television show that ran from 1983 to 1985 and featured some impressive acts. I previously posted about Tuxedomoon's terrific appearance in May '83 and Cabaret Voltaire's La Edad de Oro set is worth catching too if you're a fan of the Crackdown-era. Psychic TV's appearance on the show in 1984 captures the group at the peak of their power and it's quite remarkable to see the band granted such generous exposure, the broadcast complete with surreal, cabalistic visuals plus a dash of soft S&M. One couldn't imagine The Tube obliging. Youtube to the rescue again, some kind soul has uploaded 33mins worth of Psychic TV's performance here:

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