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Disgracing the Family Name 

 

The first video for What’s This? 1976-1979 is Disgracing The Family Name. The retrospective clip features footage spanning almost 30 years, beginning with a Skafish performance on February 4, 1977 and concluding with his appearance on the dance show Chic-A-Go-Go from December 2006. The video was directed by John Anderson, someone who bore witness to Skafish’s earliest performances in Chicago.

Anderson was nominated for a 2005 Grammy Award as the director and editor for the platinum selling Brian Wilson Presents: SMiLE DVD. Some of the other musical artists Anderson has worked with include: Pete Townshend, Neil Young, Ray Davies, Kanye West, John Fogerty, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Green Day, Patti Smith, Fountains of Wayne, Sheryl Crow, John Prine, Brian McKnight, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Arlo Guthrie, Tiny Tim, Tom Jones, Neil Innes, Mike Smith and The Residents.

 

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