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

DAVID BOWIE WITH KLAUS NOMI AND JOEY ARIAS: “TVC15” on Saturday Night Live

You got thee cross-dressing glam-rock icon, New York City’s “it” androids and a mechanical-toy pink poodle with a video monitor in its mouth. Ain’t gonna see that trip on The Voice anytime soon, pups.

RADIOHEAD: “The National Anthem” on Saturday Night Live

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“Was that guy playing a radio?” “Was that singer on drugs?” Dullards in high school halls and around office water coolers may have uttered all those things the following Monday, but we music freaks most certainly understood that weekend.

DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979: “Romantic Rights” on Late Night With Conan O’Brien

Death From Above 1979 "Romantic Rights" by lalarikyu
Who remembers seeing this ass-kicking Canadian duo bring the harmonic noise and wondering how singer Sebastien Grainger was going to get back behind the drums in time to finish the song? Max Weinberg may have had a wardrobe malfunction, but it makes the whole clip even cooler.

JANELLE MONAE: “Dance Apocalyptic” on The Late Show With David Letterman

Piss off, punker. She’ll tear down her hair and launch that mic stand into your sternum at 88 mph, leaving you to die from your injuries with a smile on your face. alt

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