Before the fame: clips of some of your favorite bands
TeamRock has compiled some of the old (maybe vintage...) videos from the early days of very famous bands as Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Korn, as an example. As they pointed on the post:
"Most bands will have embarrassing footage of early shows tucked away in a vault. These vaults are normally guarded by a vicious dog and a man known only as Ian, because if these clips ever see the light of day, they could cause irreparable damage their career. Some bands have not been so lucky, as grainy footage from their formative years have been dusted off and uploaded onto Youtube for the whole world to see. Prepare to chew your own fist..."
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
The Chili Peppers made their TV debut on March 16, 1984 on a show called Thicke of the Night, presented by Robin Thicke's dad, Alan. The band – Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Jack Sherman and Cliff Martinez – performed Get Up And Jump live at KTTV Studios with all the enthusiasm of a child who is highly sensitive to Red Bull.
Before Jonathan Davis came along with his dreadlocks, wispy moustache and sparkly Adidas tracksuits, three members of Korn – Munky, Fieldy and then-drummer David Silveria – honed their craft in Bakersfield funk metallers LAPD. The band released one album in 1991, titled Who’s Laughing Now and split shortly after. Feel free to watch with the sound turned down, but look out for the singer’s facial expression around the 2.15 minute mark. He looks like he might be soiling himself.
Here's a young lad called David smashing the shit out of his drums during a stint with Mission Impossible at the Lake Braddock Community Center on July 25, 1985. He went on to join a band in Seattle a few years later. Whatever became of him?
Watch all the other videos here!