Thursday, November 4, 2010

Beat Surrender....

Most music fans of a certain age would have been parked in front of the TV at 5.15 on a Friday night for their weekly dose of The Tube. Every Friday I would rush home from school, get the paper round done as quickly as possible and sit their eagerly in front of the box within easy reach of the VCR to record the bands that we would discuss on the Monday back at school. As most bloggers will know the first show saw a terrific half hour set by this beat combo, including this, their last ever single.

In the 80's you had a great choice of music shows on TV. As well as The Tube you had Whistle Test, Oxford Road Show, TOTP and latterly The White Room and Snub TV. Nowadays thank god we still have the BBC for Later and BBC4 as well as 6Music. It's a shame that most of the other channels largely ignore music shows. There is still a wealth of talent out there, you just have to dig a little deeper to find it. Happy hunting.

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