This week we are restoring a video that was presented in this blog 13 years ago, which had all its links and embeds broken sometime in the ensuing years during the many times PopCult was ported around cyberspace for various reasons.

The video you see above is an edited compilation of highlights from a live show by Group 87, recorded at the Savoy Tivoli and The Stone in San Francisco in 1980. Group 87 consisted of Mark Isham, Peter Maunu, Patrick O’Hearn , and Terry Bozzio. Isham went on to an acclaimed career as a film composer. O’Hearn and Bozzio, both veterans of Frank Zappa’s band, both went on to join Missing Persons and Duran Duran. Manau is an acclaimed session musicians with dozens of credits under his belt. This video captures Group 87 in all their instrumental, progressive glory. The video features effects that were “performed” live by Denise Gallant and Rob Schafer using the Synopsis Video System, which must have been state-of-the-art 42 years ago.