« MTV interview - premiere of "Uranium" video | Main | Chris Stewart - Drums »

The Uranium Video

The 20+ year wait is over. I have for you here Zot's video for the song Uranium.

Recorded on November 12, 1984, the Uranium video made it into heavy rotation on MTV during the summer of 1985 for a short time.

Uranium video

When the video first came out I remember thinking that I was a bit ahead of the curve because I already had the Zot album. However, for the last two decades I'd been kicking myself for not taping a copy of this video. At the time I thought this song and this band would have a lot more staying power.

Thanks for this video go out to the family of the late Patrick Knowles who provided me with a copy. The video tape is 20 years old, but it has held up pretty well. The sound has a bit of static I couldn't remove, but it adds a bit of character. I've spent the last few months tweaking this video and encoding it over and over again to get it into shape.

Uranium video

Director: C.D. Taylor
Producer: Francie Moore
Executive Producer: Randy Phillips
Design Arts Productions

Posted by Bill at July 10, 2005 1:22 AM

Comments

Hello Bill,

I got excited when I saw you entered the Zot video on your website. I don't know what I'm doing wrong though. Clicked on everything I could. Got a message that it was downloading, but haven't been able to bring it up yet. Any ideas? Thanks.

Richard Knowles (Patrick's dad)

Posted by: Richard Knowles at July 16, 2005 5:26 AM

Above you'll see a link in this line:


That's the video link. Place your mouse cursor over the link and click once with the right button on your mouse. You should see a little menu on the screen. Select Save Target As... You should then get a dialog box that will ask you where you want to save the file. The easiest place for you to find it would probably be the desktop. However, you can save it anywhere.

Posted by: bill Author Profile Page at July 16, 2005 7:31 PM

This will be the first holiday season in 13 years my daughter will spend without Patrick.We made a Tucson family during these years,shared a home for much of that time,and shared kitties,meals,laughter,&tears.
Zot was very important to him and he was so happy to find out about the perrin 3 website.

Posted by: louise bietendorf at November 18, 2005 4:31 AM

This will be the first holiday season in 13 years my daughter will spend without Patrick.We made a Tucson family during these years,shared a home for much of that time,and shared kitties,meals,laughter,&tears.
Zot was very important to him and he was so happy to find out about the perrin 3 website.

Posted by: louise bietendorf at November 18, 2005 4:31 AM

I remembered this song title but not the group name and finally after years got to hear and see it again. Thanks.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 17, 2005 1:55 PM

I love you! I saw this video once, bought the tape, loved the band, and wished I could see it again. I even wrote in to VH1 Classic Requests to see if they could find it! (Haven't heard anything yet; sent it right before I found your website.

Posted by: Vicki Reuter at March 26, 2006 11:37 AM

I can't believe this! We (my girlfriends and I) spent so much time with the guys and this all just comes flooding back. Chris told us about Pat's passing and I was very saddened by the news. Another friend of all of ours - Colin had died some years back and I heard something had also happened to Manny (If anyone has news)another firend of all of ours.

My thoughts and prayers are with Pat's family and friends - had I known sooner - I would have been there to pay my respects.

Thank you for your time and effort to putting this site together - I can only speak for myself but it means so much to me - what a wonderful gift. I haven't heard the album in so long - I gave to it someone and could have kicked myself about a dozen times since then. WOW - what else can I say?! I sent Bryant a e-mail - so we'll see - he was the sweetest person I had ever met - such a dolly - really.

I saw Chris a while ago - looks the same! :)

I am just so blown by this! Hello to everyone! Thank you again for the time and effort on the site - it made me smile!!

Amanda

Posted by: Amanda Om (Richards) at June 13, 2006 2:06 PM

I will miss playing guitar with patrick and also doing organ demos to senior's here in Tucson. He was a very close friend in the 3 years I knew him....By far one of the best guitar players I have ever heard.

Posted by: Andrew Haag at July 25, 2006 3:56 PM

I used to love !!! This hole album.I know no one else that has ever heard of zot!! I have never been able to find zot on any file sharing programs. What a rush from the past!! VERY COOL!!!!

Posted by: marc at August 1, 2006 4:17 AM

WOW what a rush from the past. I used to lOVE this whole album.I don't know anyone who has even heard of zot. this is great!! I've had no luck finding zot on any file sharing programs as well. VERY COOL!!!!!!!

Posted by: dj2dxdream Author Profile Page at August 1, 2006 4:32 AM

Big Influence on my vocals ! I was the front man for china white back in the early to mid 80's. My x guitar player and long time best friend cody jarrett is now in the movie business.He went out to LA when a small time label in burbank sighned us for 2 songs on there latest comp. they put out all the heay metal massacure albums but we where on their first glam comp

Posted by: marc at December 6, 2006 11:23 AM

wuts randy up to these days?

krischak

Posted by: krischak at September 30, 2007 9:04 PM

Borrowed the ZOT album from a friend in the eighties and loved it. Bought the album from a record warehouse online in 1994 (over my 'compuserve' account and a blazing 14.4K modem). Ripped vinyl to MP3 in 1996, but I never connected my tunes library to a P2P program like Napster. Thanks so much for the video, and this website. ZOT is in my top 10 reasons to invent the TIME MACHINE. We love you Zot!

Posted by: Scott Jones at January 13, 2009 12:58 PM

Many, many years ago (must have been around 1990), I bought a stack of records on a flea market for quite nothing. Between a lot of crap and some standards, I found the Zot album and really loved it from the start. Playing it to some friends, it claimed a lot of attention (but noone ever heard of it before).
Have been looking occasionally, if this is avaiable on CD, but never found it. A while back, I went through YouTube, looking for some 80ies stuff, just for the memories, and I was amazed finding the Uranium video there. And my amazement got even bigger, when I saw the link to this site and the downloads!
Still love this music and everytime, I make people aware of it, it gets some new fans.
It would be a dream, if this record would be re-mastered on CD with a high quality Uranium video as a bonus :-)

Posted by: Manfred at August 2, 2010 1:24 AM

Wow it is so great to see this video again. I saw them at the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach in the 80's and it brings back good memories. So sorry to hear about Patrick. These guys will always live on in my heart.

Posted by: Susan at October 10, 2010 9:25 AM

I talk to manny all the time..He is doing great. Bryant is doing great as well. I don't want to elaborate on Randy, but we will just say he is ok too.

Posted by: shawna at April 12, 2011 1:59 AM

wowwwww...flooded with emotions. I'm very saddened by the news about Pat Knowles, he truly was one of the sweetest guys I've ever met. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
I have so many stories and wonderful memories of meeting ZOT for the first time and all the gigs and rehearsals and parties....Best times ever. I just came across an old photo or 2 of me on stage with Randy and Chris/Zot shaking a tamborine at De ja vu in Newport/Costa Mesa hahaha so silly, but omg fun! I'm so happy for this site, thank you so much.
Teresa (terri)

Posted by: Teresa at March 14, 2013 1:46 AM

Does anyone have any info on Craig Olivas? He played guitar, myself drums - in a garage band in the late 70's Huntington Beach. We played many of the huge downtown parties of that era. I have never heard from him since and have always wondered what became of him. He was an amazing guitar player - problem was that tallent seemed to play a small part in whether one became a "star". Ironically, I did become wealthy from the rock and roll industry - but from the production side. Bob Bostob

Posted by: Robert Boston at May 27, 2013 7:09 AM

Does anyone have any info on Craig Olivas? He played guitar, myself drums - in a garage band in the late 70's Huntington Beach. We played many of the huge downtown parties of that era. I have never heard from him since and have always wondered what became of him. He was an amazing guitar player - problem was that tallent seemed to play a small part in whether one became a "star". Ironically, I did become wealthy from the rock and roll industry - but from the production side. Bob Bostob

Posted by: Robert Boston at May 27, 2013 7:09 AM

Does anyone have any info on Bob Boston? He played drums, myself guitar - in a garage band in the late 70's Huntington Beach. We played many of the huge downtown parties of that era. I have never heard from him since and have always wondered what became of him. He was an amazing drummer - problem was that tallent seemed to play a small part in whether one became a "star". Ironically, I did become wealthy from the rock and roll industry - but from the song writing side. Craig Olivas

Posted by: Craig Olivas at August 4, 2013 2:28 PM

I can case anyone was interested, this website is dedicated exclusively to the memory and honor of the members of ZOT.
Keep it that way --- Thanks.

Posted by: Craig Olivas at August 4, 2013 2:30 PM

I was just thinking of the group the other day. I saw the video on MTV when I learned they were the basement tape winners. I saw the last little bit of the video one time. Later the full thing. I had a local record store to see if it was on 45 at the time but only had it in LP. The owner sold it to me for real nice price and brought it home to listen. BAM! I fell in love with the whole thing. Not played alot but love it still.. and when I found the video on YouTube I had to download it. I am gonna work on my own to burn it off for CD to listen again.. Thanks Randy and guys for making a great album.

Posted by: Jeff K at May 12, 2014 5:43 AM

My names Maddy Griest, im Randy Griest daughter my dad is doing very well and would like to get in touch with his old band members and talk. He is very saddened by patricks passing.. My dad has been sober and free of smoking for 3 years now, he is also a big hearted christian man, although he cannot sing anymore because of his brokean larynx he plays the guitar and piano very well. He has 6 children oldest is 28 and his youngets is 7. Give us a call sometimes (541) 210 2073.

Posted by: maddy griest at September 24, 2015 5:54 AM

Post a comment




Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)