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Guy Garvey: From the Vaults

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Arts
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Episode 1: 1979

Summary

The Elbow frontman introduces music from the TV archives, starting with 1979 and unseen footage from a Kate Bush concert, and early performances by Dire Straits, the Tourists, Pretenders and the Police. Plus, the TV debuts of the Teardrop Explodes and Echo & the Bunnymen, and Talking Heads' memorable appearance on the South Bank Show.

Review

Guy Garvey must be destined to be a hit on Sky Arts because he sure knows his arts from his elbow. With his weekly 6 Music show, Guy soundtracked many a Sunday roast. Here, he picks the musical bones out of 1979, the year postpunk segued into Bowie-inspired pop.

We’re assured it won’t all be footage you’ve already seen a million times on BBC4, though, and the programme’s unique selling point is a previously unseen Manchester concert by Kate Bush. Also featured are Teardrop Explodes, Echo and the Bunnymen and the Tourists, whom pop pickers will remember as an early incarnation for Annie and Dave from Eurythmics.

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  • Episode 1

    1979

    Summary

    The Elbow frontman introduces music from the TV archives, starting with 1979 and unseen footage from a Kate Bush concert, and early performances by Dire Straits, the Tourists, Pretenders and the Police. Plus, the TV debuts of the Teardrop Explodes and Echo & the Bunnymen, and Talking Heads' memorable appearance on the South Bank Show.

    Review

    Guy Garvey must be destined to be a hit on Sky Arts because he sure knows his arts from his elbow. With his weekly 6 Music show, Guy soundtracked many a Sunday roast. Here, he picks the musical bones out of 1979, the year postpunk segued into Bowie-inspired pop.

    We’re assured it won’t all be footage you’ve already seen a million times on BBC4, though, and the programme’s unique selling point is a previously unseen Manchester concert by Kate Bush. Also featured are Teardrop Explodes, Echo and the Bunnymen and the Tourists, whom pop pickers will remember as an early incarnation for Annie and Dave from Eurythmics.

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