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August 29, 2012 8:29 AM   Subscribe

The Way They Were (SLYT... 1:07:45 'The tape fails there!')... an old Granada / Channel 4 program that was a compilation of Tony Wilson's So It Goes a show that featured performances from some of the best British Punk and New Wave bands of the time.
posted by fearfulsymmetry (12 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Of course nothing is less punk than to marvel at ancient history like this
posted by MartinWisse at 9:08 AM on August 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


You know the scene -- it's very humdrum,
Boredom!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:21 AM on August 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


There's something wryly humourous about Roger Daltrey, of all people, advertising American Express, at around 28 minutes.

Some wonderful things there I haven't seen before. Ta, fearfulsymmetry!
posted by TheAlarminglySwollenFinger at 9:22 AM on August 29, 2012


Nothing from Cramp?

Nuts.
posted by mule98J at 9:33 AM on August 29, 2012


Nothing from Cramp?
Do you mean The Cramps? They were a New York band. You want the CBGB documentary, not this one which is all about UK bands.
posted by crazy_yeti at 9:39 AM on August 29, 2012


Except for the Blondie performance, of course.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:46 AM on August 29, 2012


Except for the Blondie performance, of course.
Oops! Didn't watch the whole hour before shooting off my mouth. From the tags it looks like there are a few other US acts in there (Devo, Jonathan Richman). But it's mostly UK ...
posted by crazy_yeti at 9:56 AM on August 29, 2012


Scody, you can just skip right on to 37:00.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:01 AM on August 29, 2012


Yeah, that performance by The Jam is fantastic. Plus, I think this is the first time I've seen a live performance by XTC.
posted by IAmDrWorm at 4:11 PM on August 29, 2012


I think this is the first time I've seen a live performance by XTC.

There's not too many. There's one song on URGH! a Music War, & then a few scattered shows on videotape.

Rockpalast is one of the better things floating around out there. Dave Gregory is quite on fire on that one.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:18 PM on August 29, 2012


Oh! I am totally watching this tonight! Thanks! It has made my day!
posted by Mezentian at 7:28 PM on August 29, 2012


Awesome so far. Going to have to come back to this.
Costello looks like a baby in that rare "Allison" clip, and it's cool to see him fuck up a few times.
And I've always thought that the Buzzcocks were completely infectious, genius hooky pop disguised with the surface affectations of Punk.
posted by chococat at 10:04 PM on August 29, 2012


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