Video of the Day: ’20/20′ Explains Punk, in 1979


Did you know that punk music is a subgenre of New Wave? Or that, after the Sex Pistols bit the dust, the Clash were the only punk band left standing? Did you realize that “the punks didn’t catch on in America,” or that they had something to do with the deadly stampede at a Who concert? Don’t worry — those aren’t facts. But they were reported on 20/20 back in 1979, when the long-running TV newsmagazine decided to profile it. Hey, if you sit through the first three-and-a-half minutes of misinformation, you get to watch a whole minute of the Talking Heads performing “Psycho Killer”!

[via Boing Boing]