Watch unseen 1984 video for Nitzer Ebb ‘So Bright, So Strong’

We have already reported on the return of Nitzer Ebb, with live dates announced to accompany the career spanning ‘NITZER EBB 1982-2010: THE BOX SET’ – Not only does the boxset include all five albums released on Geffen and Mute Records, but five additional albums complete with rarities from throughout their career.

As one of those rarities, the band has premiered the never-before-seen video for their 1985 single “So Bright So Strong” The raw video was originally filmed in either 1983 or 1984 by their original manager Chris Piper.

The original “So Bright So Strong” video was shot at a farm near Chelmsford where the band held parties and would rehearse, using black plastic against the walls for the aesthetic. This video features founding members Bon Harris, Douglas McCarthy & David Gooday.

“I imagine this was the first video we shot with our original manager” Bon Harris says. “Most of my recollections of that time are incredibly vague, other than we would did a lot of stuff homegrown, go do our own flyering campaigns … it was the logical extension of do it ourselves.”

“Looking back at this vantage point, it pretty much signals something any creative artist is going to face, which is working with what you have at the time, embracing whatever the limitations are, and going ahead with creating something, putting something out there, the type of work that you want to see without any judgment or self-consciousness.”

In addition Bon HArris and Douglas McCarthy have recorded a clip expalining the process of comiling the boxset and what people can expect from the live shows;

Dec 07 – Kraken – Stockholm, Sweden
Dec 09 – Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden
Jul 20, 2019 – AMPHI Festival – Cologne, Germany
Aug 03, 2019 – BERGFEST – Thale, Germany
Aug 17, 2019 – W-Fest – Amougies, Belgium
Aug 25, 2019 – INFEST 2019 – Bradford, UK

Pre-order Nitzer Ebb 1982-2010 Boxset direct from through Pylon Records.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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