While VH1's Bands Reunited series may have allowed the world access to the modern minds of such iconoclasts as Terri Nunn and Paul Rutherford (without whom a certain fellow named Bez might have no right to his place in the Hall of Fame), the glaring omissions to the show's mission are not without note around here. In fact WFMU's own Tom Scharpling took it upon himself to throw down the order to, yes, reunite Big Dipper. While that unfortunately didn't happen, it is good to know that Wichita and Lawrence, Kansas audiences were treated last year to the reunited, pre-Big Dipper rock behemoth known as the Embarrassment (which featured BD guitarist/singer Bill Goffrier). To celebrate, here's a clip from the band's hometown of Lawrence, 1981, taking on Iggy Pop's "Funtime" (posted by Waldojeffers, who has some more clips up from the same show, and assorted other numbers including "I'm A Don Juan" and "Celebrity Art Party").
Embarrassment Real Audio links on WFMU here.
Blister Pop, the band's live/rarities CD, available from My Pal God Records here.
Heyday 1979-83, the 2CD Anthology is out of print, but Bar None has info on how to buy it digitally via iTunes.