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Kix, 'Tear Down the Walls' - Rare Video

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments11 Comments
The other day, a clip of the Kix song for 'Tear Down the Walls' popped up on YouTube. The clip appears to be the rough cut for what was to be an official video. As you know, an official video was never released, so seeing this rare footage is very, very cool. I hope you all enjoy.


Reader Comments (11)

I am glad you put this on your site...this is a very cool video that even the biggest KIX fan has yet to see!
November 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
I agree. I had never seen it either. I posted it on my facebook, too
November 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
I knew this clip existed because it was supposed to be part of a dvd release by Kix. A really cool find! Thank you for posting it.
November 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterricksav65
Actually this video was "officially released". It was included on a video compilation DVD released by KIX. This DVD contains all of the KIX videos.

I also believe that the live footage was actually recorded at St. Mary's College of Maryland. I'll have to check my DVD when I get home.

None the less.. cool video.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
KIX also released a DVD called "KIX: The Making Of Girl Money" at around the same time.

Both DVD were very limited.
November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
KILLER!

Viva Purnell!

My ex-lead guitarist has some other cool hyper-rare footage of KIX including a stunning live performance on the then fledgling USA Network on the all night video fest known as "Night Flight" with a live feed from the Seagull Inn in Pasadena, Maryland of Kix doing "Loco-Emotion", their bid for a hit at the time the 'Cool Kids' album was released.

He's also got an unbelievable 3 minutes or so of black & white footage showing the band during rehearsal for that album in someone's mother's basement (natch!) with Purnell joking around plus them jamming through some songs. Simply amazing.

I was talkin' to my bro tonight and he says he's gotta transfer it from videotape. When he does, I'll see if we can get him to post it on YouTube for all to see.

I will keep YOU posted!

p.s. I thought they aired a video for "Tear Down The Walls" on MTV back then before it was all over. Checkin' YouTube for it now...
November 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I've got that "Night Flight" footage also... I also have the "Night Flight" with Wrathchild. If memory serves me, I believe they did a couple of songs on that show.

There are also interviews between the live footage.

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As far as the "Tear Down The Walls" video goes, I was wrong. The footage may have been filmed at Shepherd College. I had it mixed up with the "Walking Away" video which was filmed at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

I'll have to dedicate a couple days to going through all my stuff and see what all I do have.
November 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
Rock-It! Incredible! And that Wrathchild footage must be incredible, as well. I have about 22 VHS tapes with 4 Headbanger's Balls each on 'em I need to transfer to disc. It's amazing all the videos on those that never see the light of day now, not even on YouTube!

I also have a BBC4 Documentary called "The Top 10 Greatest Metal Bands Of All Time" that has some of the most priceless interview footage of the usual suspects like Lemmy and Nikki, you have ever seen.
November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
There was never a video for "Walking Away"

The "Tear Down The Walls" video was shot right before the band broke up, it was never released until the reunion tour where they was selling a compliation of thier videos.

The thing from the Seagull Inn had about 5 or 6 songs on it, it was done right after their second album came out. There is also a vidoe of "Loco Motion" that was filmed while they did a show at York Fair back in the day.
November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlow My Fuse
If its the UK Wrathchild your talking about then please get in touch with me for a trade I'd love to share that with Rocky hairglanfan@yahoo.com
January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHair
And that should have been hairglamfan@yahoo.com
January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHair

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