Night Flight Profiles

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"Take Off" to Country Jam features Nashville faves such as Ricky Skaggs, Dwight Yoakam, KD Lang, Hank Williams Jr and others. Following that is Night Flight's Video Profile of the most glamorous pop stars to come from Birmingham, England- none other than Duran Duran.
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Welcome back to Night Flight. Tonight we celebrate the incredible life and career of Aretha Franklin with our 1987 Video Profile of the legendary artist. "She was the daughter of a preacher and by the late 60's the undisputed Queen of Soul" - Pat Prescott. With over a dozen million-selling albums, Aretha forever fused the passion of Gospel, the sensuality of R&B, and the precision of Pop. Tonight's episode is an incredible survey of ...Read More
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In 1979, Sara Dallin and Siobhan Fahey were students at the London College of Fashion and Keren Woodward worked at the BBC. The flatmates decided to get together and with the help of their downstairs neighbors former Sex Pistols Paul Cook and Steve Jones and their friends Fun Boy Three, they formed a band and called it Banarama. "Banarama’s trademark is a happy go lucky lite approach," Pat Prescott calls it. Dive into a selection of t...Read More
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Night Flight profiles rock’s 'rude boy' Billy Idol in this classic segment from 1985. “I don’t want to see the no flabby, boring old Billy Idol trying to be what he was when he was 21… I’m young, I need to move about.” he tells Night Flight in an excellent, candid interview, in which he talks about the role of New York City on his art, how he views his critics, and what inspired his name change. Classic and essential Night Flight rig...Read More
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Welcome to Night Flight's 1986 exclusive video profile of Black Sabbath. "They were the most successful and controversial metal band of the mid ‘70s. Hated by critics, adored by their fans, Black Sabbath mixed a taste for the occult with bone crushing volume,” Pat Prescott proclaims. This special episode features Night Flight’s iconic interviews with both Ozzy and Tony Iommi, and covers over a decade of the band's output and individua...Read More
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Blue Oyster Cult stops by the Night Flight studio in this fantastic early NF special from 1983. Band members Allen Lanier and Joe Bouchard (we know, we know, their names are spelled wrong!) sit down for a lengthy and informative conversation about the band with tracks including the somewhat controversial and oft-banned “Joan Crawford” and “Veteran of the Psychic Wars,” a dark, brooding track featured on the Heavy Metal soundtrack.
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Night Flight's 1989 Video Profile of "The Man and The Band" Bon Jovi, who made "Metal-lite safe for teenage consumption" according to Pat Prescott, arrives tonight on Night Flight Plus. The late-era Night Flight special episode covers all the essential Jovi Cuts, including the original videos from the New Jersey native for "Runaway," "In And Out Of Love," and more.
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Watch the director discuss "tired" comparisons to Hitchcock, the importance of beauty in horror, and the potential pitfalls of directing music videos all while seeing pivotal scenes from Carrie, Phantom Of The Paradise, Body Double and more...
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Tonight’s Video Profile of Bryan Ferry is tonight’s special arrival on Night Flight Plus! This episode is one of Night Flight’s finest, featuring a candid interview with Lisa Robinson at the Night Flight studios and a myriad of classic videos. With a perfectly curated mix of Roxy Music art pop and the decadently romantic solo work, this episode provides a compelling survey of one of popular musics most elegant frontmen. Watch it tonight!
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"This sassy rocker's radioactive red hair, junk shop chic, up-beat personality and pitch perfect vocals make her one of the hottest performers of the '80s," Pat Prescott tells us. Tune in tonight for our 1985 profile of Cyndi Lauper, featuring music videos and history in true Night Flight style.
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Welcome back its time to climb into the video vault for Devo, and follow the bands career through their experimental clips. Night Flight looks at the hottest metal in 1986 with new Twisted Sister, Black 'n Blue, Autograph, Kiss and more metal masters.
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Welcome back to Night Flight, in 1977 four London based musicians scraped together $180 to make a demo tape of their songs which prompted a friend to call their band "Dire Straits." Ten years later, with more than ten million albums sold Dire Straits stood at the forefront of the mid-80s music scene. Here's Night Flight's Video Profile.
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Night Flight’s 1985 Video Profile of The Eagles begins with Pat Prescott introducing an epic performances of “Hotel California,” the ultra-hit that was the beginning of the end for the band. What follows is likely the most comprehensive and thorough review of the former member's solo careers before the band’s reunion in 1994. Patt Prescott takes us through Glenn Frey’s Miami Vice spin-off special single “Smugglers Blues,” Timothy Schm...Read More
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"First there was Emperor Franz Joseph, then came Muscle Man Arnold Schwarzenegger, now another superstar from Austria…” Welcome to Night Flight! Tonight’s original episode is the 1986 Video Profile of Falco. Featuring the massive hits of the mid '80s, older cuts like “Der Kommissar” (later covered by After The Fire) and candid interviews with the Austrian superstar, this episode is a Night Flight classic. Watch tonight!
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Night Flight's video profile of John Carpenter arrives! The master of horror sits down with Night Flight for this special 1988 director profile and talks his influences, the role of music in his filmmaking and much more. Featuring clips from his films to help tell the story of the auteur's unique vision, this special episode is peak Night Flight and not to be missed!
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Good evening Night Flight Fans. Tonight, get ready to experience a profile of John Cougar Mellencamp, a "nobody from Seymour, Indiana, who fought his way to the top of the rock heap and stayed there..." syndication host Tom Juarez tells us. The Rock Balladeer Of America's Heartland was one of the first and most endearing of all video stars and tonight we share a biography in music videos hosted by Pat Prescott, featuring the hits, dee...Read More
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Night Flight's 1988 video tribute to John Lennon includes "Instant Karma," "Stepping Out," "Living on borrowed time" and more, with introductions and back story from Pat Prescott
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Classic Night Flight profile of avant-garde experimentalist Laurie Anderson. Featuring an incredibly candid interview with Anderson about her background and work.
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In 1965, as leader of the NY Band: The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed became Rock's first leather-clad social outcast. At the age of 20, Reed took violence, drugs, sadomasochism, and sang about them in a rock context creating music as painful as it was compelling. He set the stage for the punk revolution. Night Flight tells the story of Reed with music videos, live footage and amazingly candid interviews discussing his love for perform...Read More
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Welcome to a very special Night Flight Video Profile! In 1966, a seventeen year old sweet-voiced blonde schoolgirl became British rock's first authentic pop princess, only to lose that aristocratic status when she was caught with The Rolling Stones in a sensational drug bust. Nearly 20 years later, Faithfull sits down in the Night Flight studios for a candid conversation with Lisa Robinson about her comeback. Songs like "Broken Englis...Read More
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Well folks, the Night Flight library never ceases to amaze us. It is literally a treasure chest of nostalgic gold. This week we’re incredibly excited to share a full, uncut interview with Mark Hammil conducted by Lisa Robinson in 1986. He dons a rare mustache for his theatre production role in Room Service. In the interview, Hamill talks candidly about knowing from his first reading of the Star Wars script it would be a success (“a...Read More
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Tonight Night Flight profiles one of Rock’s great renegades: Neil Young. The essential episode features a candid NF studio interview with Young discussing his origins and inspirations and features some of Young’s more esoteric deep cuts on Geffen Records in the '80s including 1982’s techno track “Sample and Hold” and his Rockabilly ballad “Wonderin'.” Night Flight creator Stuart S. Shapiro's independent film distribution company Inter...Read More
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Night Flight's video profile of one of the seminal bands of the 1980s, Manchester England's innovative New Order. Highlights include their music video for "Confusion" which contains scenes filmed inside legendary NYC nightclub 'The Funhouse' along with rare footage of revered dance music producer Arthur Baker at work in the studio.
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Night Flight's 1985 Episode of New Sounds music's latest trends and hottest rising stars. Tonight: Dance music, sounds from the national club scene, with Peter Brown, Feelabelia, Goon Squad, and more. Also in this episode, a hardcore video profile on Metal's leading lady, Wendy O. Williams.
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Welcome to Night Flight’s video profile of the clown princes of Glam Slam Metal Rock: Poison. Pat Prescott explains how the Brett Michaels fronted outfit went from an LA club scene staple to platinum recording artist. Featuring interviews with drummer Rikki Rockett, guitarist CC DeVille, and all the POISON music you need!
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Welcome to Night Flight's video profile of one of Rock's greatest vocalists and song stylists, Robert Plant and Night Flight goes to the movies with Arnie Action Thriller Red Heat, Bull Durham and more
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“It’s a quiet storm…” Nigerian-born fashion designer turned singer Sade is the subject of tonight’s Video Profile. Pat Prescott starts us off with an introduction to the “smooth and sexy high priestess of soul,” before jumping into a Sade mega-mix cut with exclusive interviews with the artist from the Night Flight studio (originally filmed in 1985). In her interview segment, Sade talks about her record Diamond Life and finally provide...Read More
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This video profile on Simple Minds features backstory on the Scottish act and multiple videos throughout the bands career arc. Night Flight mines the video vault for select cuts from the Pretenders.
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In this original episode of Night Flight, we have an episode of 1950s Sci-Fi show "Space Patrol" and a profile on infamous Sex Pistols manager and artist Malcolm McLaren. Original Air Date: 5-2-85
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How did I get here? Night Flight takes on Talking Heads in this brilliant profile, originally aired September 20th, 1986 and now streaming on Night Flight Plus. "In the 1970s, a group called Talking Heads became staples on the Bowery music scene..." explains Pat Prescott. The Heads’ fused artistic concepts with rock, relying on the tight structure and quirky lyrics which have become a heads trademark.
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The segment is guided by a candid Radio 1990 interview with Robert Smith about the inspiration for the "Close To Me" video, fame and more. In true Night Flight fashion, the British band's "ever-evolving visual image" is explored through director Tim Pope's videos throughout the piece.
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Tonight on Night Flight Originals, we’re prepared the best slice of nighttime TV you’re going to find anywhere on the dial. Put down that remote! You’re about to experience Video Profile’s of two of 1980s most intriguing dance rock bands: The Thompson Twins and OMD. Packed with rare deep cuts, sentimental favorites and behind the scene’s interviews, this two for the price of one special is a knockout!
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Delivered straight from the Night Flight archive, tonight we embark on an hour long special which kicks off with Night Flight's "Take Off to Irish Rock," which features videos by U2, Sinead O’Connor, That Petrol Motion and the Pogues, who we recently featured in an excellent documentary. Then, about 25-minutes in, we arrive at our video profile of the work of songwriter, actor, playwright and authentic American troubadour Tom Waits...Read More
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Welcome to tonight’s new original arrival: a 1988 special profile of The Traveling Wilbury’s. The a British–American supergroup consisting of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty, gets the complete Night Flight treatment with a look at the groups signature songs and individual output from the 80s.
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This 1988 installment of Night Flight Goes to the Movies looks at John Waters' nostalgic look back at 1960s teen dance TV shows "Hairspray" along with the forgettable yet forgivable remake of "And God Created Woman" starring Rebecca DeMornay and a completely forgotten Rob Lowe/Meg Tilly thriller entitled "Masquerade". The Cars video profile features many memorable hits songs interspersed with rare juicy interview bites from Rik Ocasek & co.
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Title says it all, inquire within for Night Flight's Duran Duran feature.
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Highlights from R.E.M.'s career to date in music video form are shown with some great interview bites from the group members. Whether or not you approved of the direction Kenny G, Branford Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin & Herb Alpert took this beloved genre back in the heady days of 1988, that was pretty much the best of what the mainstream had to offer and here it is in all of its pre-fab, slick and kid-friendly glory. Call it "Jazz" or...Read More