The 17 most rock ‘n’ roll TV performances you’ll ever see

January 28, 2014 by Jason Pettigrew

The 17 most rock ‘n’ roll TV performances you’ll ever see

ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE BEASTIE BOYS: “Radio Radio” on Saturday Night Live

…EC sabotaged the Beasties’ “Sabotage” with a wink and some awesome results.

PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED: “Poptones” and “Careering” on American Bandstand

If show policy is to lip-synch, well, why fight it—or hide it? Shambolic, hilarious and punk-as-hell madness from John Lydon and Co.

THE PLASMATICS: “Masterplan” on The Tomorrow Show

Wendy O. Williams’ (RIP) terrorist skills and guitar lunatic Richie Stotts’ mania fired up audiences who were actually looking to go to sleep to some late-night TV.

THE SPECIALS: “Too Much Too Young” on Saturday Night Live

The U.K.’s greatest ska band throws it down, ends it just as fast and chaotic and walks offstage like a buncha fuggin’ bosses>>>

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