Iggy Pop Covers Sinatra In Newly Restored Punk Footage From 1979 – SPIN
It’s a rare treat to see quality film footage from the late-’70s New York punk scene. But lucky for us, two women put in the work and captured some of the all-time greatest rock acts in their prime. Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong recorded more than 300 hours of footage at CBGB, Mudd Clubb, and Danceteria, of performances by Iggy Pop, the Cramps, the Go-Go’s, and many more. Most of the tapes somehow sat untouched in a closet until New York University restored them for the Nightclubbing archive.
The Nightclubbing archive features “82 bands videotaped at 115 performances, 27-plus interviews, photographs, video art, video DJ Reels, and ephemera.” It’s all part of NYU’s Downtown Collection, which documents the SoHo and Lower East Side arts scene from the ’70s to early ’90s. Check out Iggy Pop performing the Sinatra standard “One for My Baby” in 1979 at Hurrah’s in the video below and visit the Nightclubbing archive when it opens on October 17.
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