Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder: Once More Into the Mix

Ah, what a treat! Joan Jett, then of the Runaways, sparkles among the talking heads (though Kim Fowley is sharp, as well) during a fraught 1977 discussion about how to receive "Punk and New Wave." In shows from 1981, these three guests come off as erudite and charming: Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop and Wendy O. Williams (Plasmatics). Tom, despite his hangups and preconceptions, gives them their due, and all perform live. Elvis' appearance comes just a couple of weeks after he played in Chapel Hill. Iggy has a tooth missing and a cut lip, drinks a little wine and schools Tom about Apollonian and Dionysian energies. That is, in between frenetic performances of "Dog Food" and "Five Foot One." The show ends with "TV Eye."

Today's Rune: Strength.  


Charles Gramlich said...

Joan Jett? Cool.

jodi said...

Erik, I would have loved to see Tom with thoses guests. Great entertainment, I'm sure!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Always found him annoying but the show was great.