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Thursday, 1 November 2012

LINK: DVD Review - The Move – The Lost Broadcasts


The Move are one of those sixties groups that got lost in the transatlantic shuffle. They arguably had it all: great songwriting, strong vocalists, an a ready-made visual image. A near-perfect mix of super-catchy pop melodicism, heavier-than-heavy riffage, ambitious art-pop leanings and a penchant for controversy, The Move should have been huge in the USA.

And they were pretty big in their native England. But when the group is mentioned these days, it’s often only in the context of having spawned (or mutated into, depending on how one reads history) Electric Light Orchestra.

Once again we have those wily Germans to thank for capturing a criminally-overlooked band in their audiovisual glory. A new DVD in the ongoing series, The Move: The Lost Broadcasts collects eleven television performances of The Move. The first clip is a black-and-white Beat Club broadcast...

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