PUNK OF THE POPS '79: TOP OF THE POPS DOES PUNK 1979
A collection of chart topping punk hits from 1979 as performed on Top of The Pops.
1979 was an ecclectic year for rock music in England. Though the glow of the initial punk explosion was beginning to fade, the energy and exuberance of the genre was still very marketable. UK record labels were scrambling to sign acts from this "new wave", as well as push the offerings of their current crop of safety-pined minstrels. For some (The Skids, The Members), Top of The Pops offered a last gasp at commercial rebellion. For others (Elvis Costello, Kate Bush), the show offered a sneak-peak at the exciting careers to come. Featuring The Damned, The Specials, Sham 69, Squeeze, Motorhead, PiL, The Jam, Siouxsie and The Banshees, and more!