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Jan 29th, 2005 at 1:03am
 
a romantics dvd would be so awesome........ive heard in the future of a possilbe romantics dvd....but its been while.......has anyone heard anything new some sort of update if they are giving more thought or are looking into this........vintage and up to date romantics dvd would be a top priority for all romantics collectors......i sure hope to hear or see one soon.
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Reply #1 - Jan 29th, 2005 at 1:22am
 
There is one available from the Rockford show. I would gladly donate it to the band. Band and Mgt have copies and it would be a great "Fan Club" production. I was not there to shoot The Romantics, I was working on a production for my band that was an opening act. So, the DVD is what it is, but does look and sound good, except for some distoration issue with Wally's bass. All that needs to be done is for the DVD to be mastered and pressed. Put the word out and see what fan response you get, also from the show are some stunning shots of the band, those some of those were included in the DVD. That's my two cents.
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Reply #2 - Jan 29th, 2005 at 11:10am
 
Yo Pirate. I have a couple things I am trying to get together for the message board people including a video compilation, but it will probably have to be on VHS (or Beta if you are old school like me) tape since I don't have a DVD burner at this time. Maybe they will come down in price. If so, maybe a romantics DVD compilation will be next year's Christmas present. If not DVD, I am sure video tape will do. It will be a compilation going back to before they were signed with a couple of songs filmed at the old Detroit club called Bookies club 870, their American Bandstand appearances, their Solid Gold appearance, some stuff from the In Heat tour, a whole show from the Rythym Romance tour with Dave on drums, some of their old promo videos from the early MTV days, as well as highlights from the 61/49 tour from Tastefest in Detroit from 2004 and of course some of the New Year's Eve show at the Royal Oak Theater with the rare appearance of Jimmy. I have some other projects in the works as well such as a "mono" mix version of 61/49 with acoustic bonus tracks of some of the 61/49 songs and also a complete live cd of other songs that were not on "Meet The Romantics" but are from those same shows which were all recorded in the late 70s with the original lineup. As you can see, I have my work cut out for myself. Just curious. Of those 3 different projects, which one would the board members like to see completed first? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Reply #3 - Jan 29th, 2005 at 12:14pm
 
Hey Old Friend,
I have a DVD burner on my computer... Maybe we should get together and talk about it!
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Reply #4 - Jan 29th, 2005 at 10:53pm
 
oldfriend,

All of your anticipated projects sound like "top priority" ones to me, though the video just slightly eeks ahead of the others.  I have a video of their "In Heat" appearance on Bandstand, but for some reason the "stupid" vcr had a button where you could turn the audio off.  Well, guess what?  The audio was turned off!!  Man, was I bummed. 

p.s.:  I too have a beta vcr.  I keep it to play my Avengers re-runs.
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Reply #5 - Jan 30th, 2005 at 12:53am
 
Dennis--

I can top your story about the "no audio"....

My hubby and I were at my parent's house and taped the 40th anniversary of Atlantic Records (I think) which included a reunion concert with Led Zepplin (With Jon Bonham's son on drums)....We had other things to do, so we just let the tape run....

Later that evening. my hubby and I took the tape home and started watching it. Everything seemed great until we got a few seconds into the set from Led Zepplin.  All of a sudden, the theme music from Nintendo's "Mario Brothers" video game started playing-- apparently, my dad had hooked up the VCR so that the sound from the video game fed into the VCR.... My brother (then in junior high, I think) had decided to play his game for the next hour or so of the video tape.... We had video, but the wrong audio!

Needless to say, my brother nearly became mincemeat the next time I saw him!
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Reply #6 - Jan 30th, 2005 at 2:23am
 
Oldfriend, any live performances on video would be awesome!  Do you have any audio or video from the Strictly Personal Tour?  That would be kool to hear.  I have to hear "In The Nighttime" live!
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Reply #7 - Jan 30th, 2005 at 5:40am
 
Oldfriend, although we all appreciate the hard work you've done on the projects you've mentioned, my two cents on the topic would be top priority goes to the video compilation.  I think there's a lot that we haven't seen for a while or maybe have never seen ever.  Some of us might have first seen the band in videos before ever seeing them in concert and a return to the "video age" of music promotion might bring back some special memories for us.
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Reply #8 - Jan 30th, 2005 at 11:48pm
 
yes old friend it does sound like you have your work cut out for you.....it all sounds great and would be great for a romantics collection.....you for sure have some romantics gold there in your hands.......vintage to the current.....old friend it sounds like you have all that cover........i would think most of us still have our vhs  machines.......beta i dont know about that one.......i havent seen one of those in years......but im sure who everr doesnt wont heisatate to buy vhs if required........i drewled when i read you post.....thanks for the post old friend.......looking forward to hearing more on this topic. Cheesy
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Reply #9 - Jan 31st, 2005 at 1:51am
 
I was wondering if anyone knows what the total record time is on a recordable DVD.
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Reply #10 - Jan 31st, 2005 at 4:40am
 
Oldfriend, you have us all drooling!  I was playing my Meet the Romantics cd again yesterday, loving every minute of it.

Any kind of video compilation would be wonderful!  Grin  The old stuff would be great, and so would the recent stuff, especially from the Tastefest and NYE.  Thank you for being so generous to us. 
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Reply #11 - Jan 31st, 2005 at 6:45am
 
Wow, Oldfriend, a video compilation sounds great!  It would be so great to see some old stuff, and fabulous to see some newer things.  ( Especially since it seems they will never make it close enough for me to see them live!  I haven't seen a live performance since the early nineties!)  Thanks, Oldfriend for all the effort you put into these projects!
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Reply #12 - Jan 31st, 2005 at 9:26am
 
Oldfriend,

Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Seeing SOMETHING . . . ANYTHING would be great.  It's been a long time since I've even seen the older videos that they once played on MTV, eons ago!

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Reply #13 - Jan 31st, 2005 at 12:21pm
 
HI oldfriend,
according to the label on the recordable DVDs I have, it says it's 120 minutes...
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Reply #14 - Jan 31st, 2005 at 8:19pm
 
Oldfriend, like the others, I think these all sound like cool projects but I would put the video compilation at the top of the list.  (The older, the better).  I've been lucky enough to have seen the band as early as about 1981 but my memory is starting to fade a bit.  It would be awesome to see some of that really old live footage especially.
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Reply #15 - Feb 1st, 2005 at 12:00am
 
I would love to have a video collection.  My favorite video they ever did was for One in a Million and I never got to tape it.
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Reply #16 - Feb 1st, 2005 at 12:41pm
 
The "One In a Million" video was a classic.  If I remember right, Jimmy was wearing a sports jacket!?  It was a definite departure from any of their other videos.
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Reply #17 - Feb 1st, 2005 at 8:16pm
 
To be honest, I don't even remember seeing Jimmy in that video, or any of the other band members for that matter.  With a million delectable babes hovering around...... Roll Eyes
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Reply #18 - Feb 1st, 2005 at 10:28pm
 
You are so right! Shocked
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Reply #19 - Feb 1st, 2005 at 10:50pm
 
Actually, it was Wally in the sports jacket...that was one droolable video-  I guess for all you guys as well as us girls-lol.
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Reply #20 - Feb 2nd, 2005 at 3:55am
 
Oh gosh, as I recall (and we are going B A C K), didn't Coz and the guys have on WHITE leather?  Quite the departure, but HOT, HOT, HOT!

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Reply #21 - Feb 2nd, 2005 at 12:41pm
 
A video compliation would be great, although the other projects are a close second.  I also have a DVD burner (just built a new computer at christmas time).  I have been messing around with capturing video and think I have that down alright.  Still need to do the DVD authoring but will figure it out.  I am willing to help out in any way I can as well.  I have a few tapes from the 80s of which I need to transfer (pending they are still viewable).  I can't remember if I have anything with the romantics on it but you never know.  I also have a freind that has several tapes she recorded in the 80s.  I will see if I can borrow them and browse what is on them.   8)
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Reply #22 - Feb 2nd, 2005 at 11:36pm
 
I want to think that white leather was worn after the In Heat tour and before the Rhythm Romance tour.  As I remember it, Jimmy was still in the group when I saw the Romantics in white leather in a concert in Seattle.  But, I also think the Romantics wore white leather in their video for Rhythm Romance, when David Petratos drummed for the group.  My memory is a bit foggy on these points, though.
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Reply #23 - Feb 3rd, 2005 at 9:11pm
 
Oldfriend, I have to concur with the rest on placing the video VHS or DVD at the top of the list ... although hearing some of the 61/49 outtakes, for me, is the closest second-place imaginable. (I live with a never-ending craving for new songs from the Romantics.) Oldfriend, please tell me you have the video for "Test of Time" ... it's the only one I don't have a copy of. Has anyone here not seen the three promotional videos they did for National Breakout? If you haven't, you are in for a real treat. I absolutely LOVE the video treatment of "Forever Yours." It's very subtle, tongue-in-cheek melodrama -- sincere, yet you can tell the guys weren't taking themselves too seriously. Rather, just enjoying the ride. There's nothing like seeing your favorite band having that much fun ...
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Reply #24 - Feb 3rd, 2005 at 9:15pm
 
Kevin, the cool thing is that even now, when you go to see them in concert, you know that they play because the like it, not because it's "a job"... Smiley  May the guys never grow tired of performing!!!
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Reply #25 - Feb 3rd, 2005 at 9:19pm
 
Also, the white leather I remember was indeed from the Rhythm Romance tour, and it was actually white snakeskin. I saw the band several times on this tour and actually got to see one of those things up close. ... Also, I have a sad video story to relate as well -- in two parts. When MTV originally aired the live concert shorts from the Romantics along with Huey Lewis and (I believe) Heart in 1984, my family didn't have a VCR. So I bought a tape and asked my buddy Mike to record it for me; he had to work, so he set up the timer. While Mike was at work, however, his roommate came home and decided to watch porn -- so he kicked my tape out and I didn't get the show. Six months or so later, I asked my parents for a VCR for Christmas. About three weeks prior, MTV aired the concert(s) again, so I asked my parents if I could get the VCR out early and tape it. I begged. I pleaded. They refused. Thankfully, some 15 years later, someone on our previous message board copied them for me. Was that you, Linda? Smiley
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Reply #26 - Feb 5th, 2005 at 2:02am
 
I didn't know they had made so many videos....now I'm really excited!   Smiley
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Reply #27 - Feb 6th, 2005 at 2:39am
 
in a reply thanking oldfriend for being so generous.....i second that.....alot of us dont have vintage romantics and its hard to find any of recent times......the 61/49 is for sure a very close...very colse second.....the vintage takes us back in our generation of music when we watch them closely......i sure would love to see such a dvd.....i am counting the days....counting every day to treasure  such a dvd.
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Reply #28 - Feb 7th, 2005 at 1:48am
 
a Romantics Dvd video compilation would make a very VERY nice Valentine's Day gift....
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Reply #29 - Feb 7th, 2005 at 10:44pm
 
It is going to take me a while to compile all of my Romantics video. It is my fault that I don't have my rock and roll video stuff stored in some orderly fashion. I have an idea where most of the stuff is, but I am going to have to look through hundreds of tapes to find it all. It took me months to get the "Meet The Romantics" thing together. This kind of stuff is just really time consuming but I will get it together down the road.
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Reply #30 - Feb 7th, 2005 at 10:46pm
 
oldfriend... let me know if I can help in any way!
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Reply #31 - Feb 8th, 2005 at 7:26am
 
No rush for us, oldfriend.  I know we are all just excited at the prospect of seeing any kind of video compilation you can put together.  Thanks again.
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