With this week’s announcement that there would finally be a DVD release of the long out of print videos The Best Of The Cutting Edge Volumes 1 & 2, I started to feel nostalgic about that brilliant TV show of the early to mid 80s.
The Best Of The Cutting Edge Vols 1 & 2 DVD release
Klark Kent (Stewart Copeland) – Theme For Kinetic Ritual (aka The Cutting Edge theme song)
I.R.S. Records Presents The Cutting Edge is a music program that aired on MTV (US) from March 1983 to September 1987, on the last Sunday of every month. The first year of the show featured a variety of hosts including Jools Holland, Jeffrey Vallance, and Wazmo Nariz before settling on Peter Zaremba, the lead singer of The Fleshtones. Interviews with musicians and performances were videotaped in clubs, recording studios and private homes. In 1986, the name of the show changed to The Cutting Edge Happy Hour and was videotaped at a single location, the Hollywood Holiday Inn.
Here are some clips that have made it to youtube that may or may not be included on the DVD…
Jim Russell Records
Zeitgeist/The Reivers (with surprise appearance by Daniel Johnston)