[Originally Published: April 28, 2011]
Yesterday, Wolfgang’s Vault unveiled a Video Vault featuring 50 years worth of footage lovingly restored by archivist Braden Towne and his team. Towne detailed the painstaking process of prepping this footage for the internet age in a fascinating blog entry. Best part? You can stream each video for free.
Since I’ve spent most of the last 24 hours checking out videos on the site, I thought I’d make a list of the best clips I came across for this week’s B List. I stuck with clips from the ’70s this time around and once Wolfgang’s adds more video to the portal, we’ll examine material from other decades.
1. The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop (12/28/1978)
The Grateful Dead famously closed out the Winterland in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve 1978, but a few nights earlier The Ramones tore through many of their best songs at the venue including Blitzkrieg Bop.
Audio Quality: A, Video Quality: B+, Black & White
2. The Allman Brothers Band – Whipping Post (9/23/1970)
This clip gives us a look at the Fillmore East as the Allman Brothers Band, i.e. the Fillmore “house band,” tear through Whipping Post with the late Duane Allman leading the way.
Audio Quality: A-, Video Quality: A, Color
READ ON for more of this week’s B List…