Goofy TV Gigs

I completely missed this one when it aired.  I don’t remember hearing about it at all.  A little sad, by ’79 the Ramones should have been too big for the Sha Na Na show.

But I did happen to be watching the tube in ’68 when psychedelic proto-punks The Seeds (as The Warts) mimed their biggest hit, the classic pushy-girlfriend-fuck-off song, “Pushin’ to Hard” on a now-forgotten sitcom called The Mothers-in-Law.  I bought the album soon after.  Oddly enough, that album had been released two years earlier, and they’d released another since, but they were still pushin’ this song on TV.  The second verse and guitar break were edited out.

2 Replies to “Goofy TV Gigs”

  1. I watched a fair amount of Sha Na Na back in the day, and this was representative of the typical awkward setup of the musical guest.

    I like the idea of seminal garage / pre-punk bands playing gigs in suburban homes, to square middle-aged residents.

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