Reel

King Riders

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
320047_1_1
Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1986  (Actual Year)
Color
01:41:45 - 02:13:12
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1060
SONY VT REEEL
N/A
Annual convention of King Riders Motorcycle Club, the largest black motorcycle organization in the US. Tav Falco went to Memphis clubhouse & shot festivities. Shots of colors & emblems of different gangs, social dances (including line dancing), electric blues band led by a man they called Pig, DJ record scratching, rapping-- even a singing & dancing puppet! This video-original footage is exemplary of the early open reel to reel prosumer equipment of the time it was shot: grainy, edgy, shaky, and less than stable. The footage is raw & gritty in the truest sense.

King Riders

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
320047_1_2
Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1986  (Actual Year)
Color
01:41:45 - 01:43:56
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1060
SONY VT REEEL
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MS King Riders logo on wall, pan to circle of colored lights, yellow hat with leopard print band (pimp) on amplifier, pan to Pig, wearing mesh baseball cap, blue jean vest with motorcyle patches (Suzuki), playing repetitive notes on crappy mid-80s Casio-like keyboard at nightclub-- that groove is smoking! Pan to balding middle-aged black man playing Fender bass guitar; young black man wearing accountant's shade (green visor) crossing stage. Pan to black mama biker chick wearing studded black leather vest dancing on dance floor, pan to other African-Americans dancing, one man wearing black leather vest with Easy Riders of Memphis, Tennessee patch on back. That groove is hot!

King Riders

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
320047_1_3
Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1986  (Actual Year)
Color
01:43:56 - 01:44:37
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1060
SONY VT REEEL
N/A
TLS/MSs African-American men racing dirt bikes (motocross, motorcross, supercross) away from camera in field; riders wear helmets with visors; shirtless, extremely muscular black man apparently is the signalman.

King Riders

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
320047_1_4
Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1986  (Actual Year)
Color
01:44:37 - 01:45:37
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1060
SONY VT REEEL
N/A
MS several blinking, flashing colored lights on ceiling, audio of rapper: "Hey man, let the man slide, didn't come on down to take no jive. I'm sure that y'all don t want no shit, so get get on down and put your weight on it." MSs crude patches & logos on backs of leather & blue jean jackets for Harley Riders of Memphis (black leather jacket with fringe), Royal Knights, The Easy Riders, The Ace of Spades (drawing of the Ace of Spades), Gayhawks of Mississippi, Stroker Naptown Riders of Nashville, A-Town EZ Rider of Anderson, Indiana (Tanqueray Kid), Bobby Aries of the Easy Riders of Baton Rouge, LA.

King Riders

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
320047_1_5
Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1986  (Actual Year)
Color
01:45:56 - 01:48:00
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1060
SONY VT REEEL
N/A
More patches on backs of biker jackets: God's Sons of Tennessee (crude caricature of Satan); Creek Brothers; Rising Sons of Memphis; Toros of Detroit (illustration of snorting bull); Memphis Gentlemen (skull wearing top hat & bow tie); Gayhawks of TN; Soul Survivors of Memphis; Black Demons of Holly Springs, Mississippi (crude caricature of Satan); Sunset Riders of Brownsville. MCU arm of woman pulling arm of man wearing studded leather bracelet into view so we can all enjoy the Satan Riders, USA, patch on the back of his leather vest. Back to biker patches & gang affiliations: Kula Sisters of Memphis; The Hustlers of Memphis; Soul Stars of New Orleans; King Riders Racing Team of Jackson, Illinois; Foxy Ladies (crude drawing of a "sexy" female fox); Black Raiders (drawing of pirate wearing yellow hat, knife in mouth).

King Riders

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
320047_1_6
Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1986  (Actual Year)
Color
01:48:00 - 01:53:52
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1060
SONY VT REEEL
N/A
MSs African-American and some Caucasian biker folks (male & female) dancing the Electric Slide on the dance floor to the strains of Billy Ocean's "Caribbean Queen"; shimmying undulation of black leather & dark blue jeans. MS lighted box reading "Hollywood on the Air" on DJ booth; tilt up to DJ Hollywood-- very muscular 30ish black man wearing orange tank top & white baseball cap, sporting Jeri-curlish locks-- rapping, changing records on turntable, scratching rather remedially. MS Doctor D rapping something called the "Round the House Get Down" while DJ Hollywood wipes sweat away, waves massive arms in the air, complements the rap; Dr. D skips off, allowing Hollywood to pick up the rap, but the Dr. D returns to rap about a girl who likes to freak-- ah, "the freak of the week." Good footage of rap in its formative (teenage) years.

King Riders

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
320047_1_7
Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1986  (Actual Year)
Color
01:53:52 - 01:54:57
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1060
SONY VT REEEL
N/A
Sideview MSs young black man kick-starting motocross dirt bike in field, revving engine, racing against another fella after extremely muscular man (DJ Hollywood) waves flag to start race; the racers make way to starting line, one popping wheelie, Hollywood kneeling down & giving the thumbs up to the camera.

King Riders

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
320047_1_8
Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1986  (Actual Year)
Color
01:54:57 - 02:00:26
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1060
SONY VT REEEL
N/A
MS/MCUs Pig playing electric guitar, leading band into nice instrumental blues number, bass player playing through Peavey amp, drummer playing Ludwig Vistalite (clear, see-through shells); Pig turns on the wah-wah pedal, does guitar solo.

King Riders

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
320047_1_9
Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1986  (Actual Year)
Color
02:00:26 - 02:06:42
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1060
SONY VT REEEL
N/A
Pig and his electric blues band perform a cover of The Godfather of Soul's hit ballad "It's a Man's Man's Man's World." C/A MS several young black couples, some obviously bikers, slow dancing on dance floor. Mostly shots of Pig singing, playing guitar.

King Riders

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
320047_1_10
Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1986  (Actual Year)
Color
02:06:42 - 02:08:05
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1060
SONY VT REEEL
N/A
More of Pig and his electric blues band performing a cover of J. Brown's hit ballad "It's a Man's Man's Man's World." Segues into double time feel but sloppy delivery by the drummer muddies it up.

King Riders

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
320047_1_11
Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1986  (Actual Year)
Color
02:08:05 - 02:13:12
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1060
SONY VT REEEL
N/A
MS/MCUs African-American man-- wearing sunglasses, black baseball cap, black satin jacket-- performing on stage with orange-haired Muppets-like puppet also wearing sunglasses; the puppet sings & dances to the Frankie Smith hit "Double Dutch Bus." Weird, very weird, but funny. The puppet gets funky! Can't deny the talent here.