As I mentioned on both this post and that post, I was a huge fan of Kraut “back in the day,” as the hip kids used to say. Sort of bridging the divide between the dying embers of NYC punk and the percolating rise of NYHC in the early 80’s, Kraut didn’t get nearly as much credit as later bands like Agnostic Front, Murphy’s Law and the Cro-Mags (whom Kraut guitarist Doug Holland would join circa the recording of Age of Quarrel), but I always thought they were fuckin’ great.
In any case, I spotted this curious clip below on the Facebook page of Tim Sommer’s old “Noise the Show” broadcast, and it really takes ya back. Here are the Kraut boys — Doug Holland, Davey Gunner, Don Cowan and ever-youthful drummer Johnny Feedback (who now has a hipster cafe in New Zealand named after him, inexplicably) doin’ their thing, lip-synching to “Unemployed,” (a song near and dear to my heart for a variety of reasons), "Kill for Cash" and "Just Cabbage," allegedly filmed at fabled New Jersey watering hole, Spit for the cable access show Dance Stand (which I wrote about here).
A YouTube commenter, however maintains that it was actually filmed at "a place called The Underground at 17 St. across from Union Square. It was in the downstairs of what is now a Petco."
Sure, it’s a little dated, but oh so enjoyable.