List of Blake's 7 Early Songvids

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This is a list in progress of Blake's 7 vids from the VCR era.

Note: much of this info comes from handwritten and faded songvid lists, so there may be many errors. Please feel free to pitch in and correct. If you are uncertain, place a ? next to name/dates. If a vid contains source *other* than Blake's 7, add a note next to the vid.

Names have been adjusted to fit within Fanlore's naming/permissions policies.

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  • Wizard
  • Woman in New Mexico
  • You’re My Home

Cybel Harper

  • Against All Odds (Phil Collins)
  • Another One Bites the Dust (Queen)
  • Bad Company
  • BB1 Signoff
  • Can't Stop Me from Loving You (Tina Turner)
  • Crimson and Crystal (Julia Ecklar) (Servalan-centric)
  • Dynasty Theme
  • Eastender's Theme
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  • Girls (Tina Turner)
  • Living in Domes (Red Box)
  • Manic Monday (Bangles)
  • Max Headroom Break
  • Opportunies (Pet Shop Boys)
  • So Into You (1991 or earlier)
  • Tell Him
  • The Brazilian (Genesis)
  • True Colours (Cyndi Lauper)
  • Twilight (ELO)
  • We Are Not Alone (Karla de Vito)
  • We Will All Fall Together (Big Country)
  • What You Get is What You See (Tina Turner)

Dan and Dave Bowden

Dee Jay

Excalibur Enterprises

  • Always A Woman to Me (1987)
  • Another One Bites the Dust (Queen vid, mentioned in Textual Poachers)
  • B7 in Brief
  • Build a DSV (sung by Linda Short)
  • Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown (Jim Croce) (shown at Scorpio con in 1988 [1])
  • C'est Moi
  • Desperado (Don Henley) (shown at Scorpio con in 1988 [2])
  • Decimas Picnic (sung by Linda Short)
  • These Sleeves (sung by Linda Short)

Gayle F (see also Shadow Songs)

  • Desperado
  • Walking and Falling (with Tashery S)
  • The Man That Got Away (Judy Garland)
  • The Universe Song (Monty Python, Vila-centric) ("In this vid, Blake’s 7 characters encounters Monty Python's organ bank bounty hunters and seem to have dialogue with each other. "Can I have your liver, then?" This is a unique, creative twist on the originals. But the humor only fully works if the audience is familiar with both the Monty Python liver donor sketch and the Blake’s 7 episode." [1])
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
  • Love is a Stranger (Eurythmics, Blake/Avon)
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Blake/Avon)
  • Exit by U2 (shown at Revelcon 1993
  • “Rocky Horror Double Feature” (with Tashery S)
  • “Pirate Ships”
  • “Children of the Fall I”
  • "Mack the Knife" (with Tashery S) (mentioned on Virgule-L in 1995
  • “Regret” (with Tashery S)
  • “Shades of Shadow” (with Tashery S)

JAM

Her vidding debut was at Escapade 1993

  • Fallen From Grace
  • Find a Way to My Heart
  • Ghost of a Chance
  • Stranded
  • The Weapon

Jill (see also Sarran Songs)

  • The Lumberjack Song by Monty Python (Travis as the lumber jack and Servalan his mother).

Kandy Fong

  • If I Were a Rich Man (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • Where the Boys Are (Connie Francis)
  • Studs in Black Leather (filk song by Jillian Courtenay that pairs "Nights in White Satin" with fandom's fetish for men in black leather). From a fan in 1993: "I find the songtape doubly amusing because the original song was a Mary Sue fantasy of the fan dreaming about Avon, and the songtape turns it into Vila dreaming about Avon and Blake. A nice turning-around." [3]
  • Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel)

Katherine Scarritt

Liz J.

  • Hold On (described in Rainbow Noise # 1 as "A good video; made even more so by the line "Don't you recall how you felt when you weren't alone". The clips is Avon in the third season. It has stuck in my mind ever since.")
  • Making Love Out of Nothing At All (Avon)
  • It's Late
  • Total Eclipse of the Heart (Revelcon 3) (1991)

Mary Van Deusen

Note: while MVD maintains a list of all her vids to date on her website, only 3 vids were not made during the VCR-era. Here is an archived copy of a chronological listing of her VCR-era vids.

Media Cannibals

  • Heard It Through the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye) (Pros/Blake's 7): "Dotty mentioned the B7 ep with Tynus. I had never noticed how slashy that ep was until we were making Heard It On The Grapevine. Vila's expressions in the background framed between Avon and Tynus in the foreground *make* that video. (Of course, I never would ahve thought of using Tynus as the 'homewrecker' of that part of the vid, it was Alex, late of A/V fandom...)." [4]
  • True Believer (by Nicole V.): "For Blake's 7, one that Nicole did really blows me away, particularly as it's an A/B video and I don't like Blake or A/B... It's called "True Believer," and it is WONDERFUL. Every piece fits. Every line from the song works. Just wonderful." [5]

Nancy Anderson

Patricia Lamb (PFL)

  • Angel Flyin' Too Close to the Ground (Willie Nelson) ("utilizes a simple editing technique to change scenes. A clip is edited in from a different scene, showing the ship's crew around the campfire sharing the news of a crewmate's death; this edit is deliberately timed so that a cut already in the episode to a close-up of the fire falls within the sequence -- the symbolism of the dying fire adding to the emotional effect. For several years, nearly all song videos used this simple kind of editing. It remains a common method, appropriate especially for slow songs where the lyrics are more striking than the rhythms." here)
  • "Fernando" sung by Abba

Paul Kosinski

  • Another One Bites the Dust (Soolin) (Queen)
  • Another One Bites the Dust (Dayna) (Queen)
  • Another One Bites the Dust (Tarrant) (Queen)
  • Furies (Gluck)

Randym

Sarran Songs (Tashery and Jill)

  • 2000 Light Years from Home by The Rolling Stones (Tashery and Jill (as Sarran Songs)
  • Dancing with Mr. D by The Rolling Stones (Tashery and Jill (as Sarran Songs)
  • Every Breath You Take by The Police (with Tashery S)
  • If I Only Had a Brain by Ray Bolger, The Wizard of Oz (Tashery and Jill (as Sarran Songs)
  • Murder by Numbers by The Police (Tashery and Jill (as Sarran Songs)
  • Not Even Close by Tim Finn (Tashery and Jill (as Sarran Songs)
  • One More Kiss, Dear by New American Orchestra, from Blade Runner (Tashery and Jill (as Sarran Songs)
  • Red Red Wine by UB40 (Tashery and Jill (as Sarran Songs)
  • S.O.S. by Tim Curry (Tashery and Jill (as Sarran Songs)
  • Sean Flynn by The Clash (Tashery and Jill (as Sarran Songs)
  • Something by The Beatles (Tashery and Jill (as Sarran Songs)
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz (Tashery and Jill (as Sarran Songs)

Shadow Songs (Gayle F and Tashery S)

  • Beastie by Jethro Tull (Blake's 7)
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place by The Rolling Stones (Blake's 7)
  • Burning Down the House by The Talking Heads (Blake's 7) (Gayle, Tashery and Jill )
  • Children of the Fall I by Julia Ecklar (Blake's 7)
  • Children of the Fall II by Julia Ecklar (Blake's 7)
  • Dance Without Sleeping by Melissa Etheridge (Blake's 7)
  • Desperado by Reah Carrick (Blake's 7)
  • Don't You Need by Melissa Etheridge (Blake's 7)
  • Early Morning Dreams by Pete Townshend (Blake's 7)
  • Exile by Enya (Blake's 7)
  • Exit by U2 (Blake's 7)
  • Fixing A Hole by The Beatles (Blake's 7)
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper (Blake's 7)
  • Here Comes The Flood by Peter Gabriel (Blake's 7)
  • He's A Man by Madonna (Blake's 7) ((mentioned on Virgule-L in 1995)
  • I Don't Work For A Living by Malcolm Dalglish and Grey Larsen, writers and performers. From their album The First of Autumn on Appalshop Records (Blake's 7)
  • Lay My Love by Brian Eno/Cale (Blake's 7)
  • Let's Misbehave by Irving Aaronson (song by Cole Porter) (Blake's 7)
  • Love Is A Stranger by Eurythmics (Blake's 7)
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Time by Bruce Cockburn (Blake's 7)
  • Lullaby (Spider) by The Cure (Blake's 7)
  • Jaws Movie Theme/Mack The Knife from "3 Penny Opera" (Blake's 7)
  • Missionary Man by Eurythmics (Blake's 7) (Roj Blake-centric, mentioned in Rallying Call #13 in 1995)
  • No Fear, No Hate, No Pain by Eurythmics (Blake's 7)
  • Pirate Ships by Judy Collins (Blake's 7)
  • Place Your Hand by Melissa Etheridge (Blake's 7)
  • Plastic Fantastic Lover by Jefferson Airplane (Blake's 7)
  • Precious Pain by Melissa Etheridge (Blake's 7) (debuted at Escapade in 1993)
  • Regrets by Eurythmics (Blake's 7)
  • Road To Nowhere by The Talking Heads (Blake's 7)
  • "Science Fiction/Double Feature" from the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack (Blake's 7)
  • Shades of Shadow by Julia Ecklar (Blake's 7)
  • She Moved Through The Fair by The Chieftains and Van Morrison (Blake's 7)
  • Some Enchanted Evening from the soundtrack "South Pacific" (Blake's 7 and some clips from "South Pacific")
  • Soolin (to Old Grey Coat) by Reel World (Blake's 7)
  • Sooner or Later by Madonna (Blake's 7)
  • The Bug II by Mary Chapin Carpenter (Blake's 7)
  • The Clasp by Jethro Tull (Blake's 7)
  • The Lumberjack Song from Monty Python (Blake's 7) (this is a solo Jill vid but appears on copies of the Shadow Songs songtapes)
  • The Man That Got Away by Judy Garland (Blake's 7)
  • The Universe Song by Monty Python (Blake's 7)
  • This Is Not Love by Jethro Tull (Blake's 7)
  • Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler (Blake's 7)
  • Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star by Steeleye Span (Blake's 7)
  • Under Stars by Brian Eno (Blake's 7) (Avon/Callie)
  • Under Wraps by Jethro Tull (Blake's 7)
  • Vow of Vengeance by Julia Ecklar (Blake's 7)
  • Walk Awhile by Fairpoint Convention (Blake's 7)
  • Walking and Falling by Laurie Anderson (Blake's 7)
  • When The Night Comes by Joe Cocker (Blake's 7)
  • When You Are A Jet from West Side Story (Blake's 7)
  • Wicked Game II by Chris Isaak (Blake's 7) (Avon/Blake)
  • Yellow Submarine by The Beatles (Blake's 7)

Skaro Hunting Party (shown by)

  • Send in the Clowns (maker unknown)

Sylvia Bond

  • Bird on A Wire (sometimes listed as a Pros vid, this is Avon focused and may have been shown at Escapade 1996)
  • The Water is Wide by James Taylor
  • Vincent (Starry Starry Night) (Blake)

Tashery S. (see also Shadow Songs and Sarran Songs)

  • You May be Right (Billy Joel)
  • Against All Odds (Phil Collins)
  • Walking and Falling (with Gayle F)
  • Plastic Fantastic Lover (Jefferson Airplane)
  • Continental Drift (Rolling Stones)
  • Under Wraps
  • Evening Falls (Cally)
  • Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific)
  • With or Without You (U2) (Blake/Avon)
  • Old Gray Coat (Soolin character study) (mentioned on Virgule-L in 1995)
  • One More Kiss Dear
  • Science Fiction Double Theatre (Rocky Horror)
  • "2000 Light Years"
  • “Children of the Fall II”

Tolbran

  • "I Don't Care Anymore" (Revelcon 4)
  • Stay (Revelcon 5)

T'Rhys

Unknown

  • Burnish Me Bright sung by Julia Ecklar (mentioned on the Blake's 7 mailing list Lysator in 1999)
  • Come Home (Judy Collins) (this vid has been identified as having been made by Mary Van Duesen; however, in May 2017 she removed it from her Fanlore page.)
  • Hero Takes The Fall by The Bangles
  • I Can't Make You Love Me (Avon/Cally) (mentioned on Virgule-L in 1995
  • One More Chance at the Midway (this vid has been identified as having been made by Mary Van Duesen; however, in May 2017 she removed it from her Fanlore page.)
  • The Grid (Revelcon 5)
  • This Boy (Beatles): " It is sometimes fascinating to see the same song done from two radically different perspectives. In fact, I know a pros vid that the vidder intentionally did twice, once from Bodie's pov, once from Doyle's pov, and both of them are hilarious (This Boy--The Beatles)." [6]
  • Tell Me How (this vid has been identified as having been made by Mary Van Duesen; however, in May 2017 she removed it from her Fanlore page.)
  • You're A Mean One Mr Grinch (mentioned on Virgule-L in 1995
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Avon/Vila

Also:

There are also at least two fannish music videos of the Avon/Orac pairing (to "Automatic" and "Plastic Fantastic Lover;" also part of "Stuck with You," in a vid that pairs off the entire Scorpio crew: Dayna/Vila, Soolin/Tarrant, Avon/Orac), and I've seen one that hints at Vila/Orac. You know that scene in Ultraworld where Vila is teaching Orac jokes? He's leaning back on the couch, heaving with laughter, with Orac in the foreground? Imagine that to a soundtrack saying solemnly, "People are still having sex..." [7]

References

  1. "The second video room was showing fan-produced videos which included some excellent clips of B7 and "Robin of Sherwood" set to music, i.e. Avon to "Desperado" and Travis to "Big Bad Leroy Brown". -- from Horizon Newsletter #21
  2. "The second video room was showing fan-produced videos which included some excellent clips of B7 and "Robin of Sherwood" set to music, i.e. Avon to "Desperado" and Travis to "Big Bad Leroy Brown". -- from Horizon Newsletter #21
  3. from comments in Strange Bedfellows #1
  4. Sandy Hereld on Virgule-L (September 13, 1994)
  5. comment at Virgule-L, quoted anonymously (July 17, 1994)
  6. Sandy Hereld on Virgule-L (October 16, 1995)
  7. Lysator, Sarah T., April 1998