Monday, December 17, 2007

SPGB Keef is on the telly!

I'm loathe to post too many YouTube videos on the page at anyone time, so I'll just have to post a link to today's must-see video.

I'll let the 5P music blog pick up the story of the clip:

Elvis Costello on Saturday Night Live

"On this date in 1977, Elvis Costello and The Attractions made their first appearance on Saturday Night Live. They were a late replacement for Sex Pistols who could not get visas to get into the country (Johnny because of a drug charge, Steve because of his criminal record and Paul and Sid on general principle).

Their first number went off without a hitch. They played "Watching The Detectives". For their second number, they were scheduled to play "Less Than Zero". They wanted to play "Radio Radio" but it was considered anti-media so SNL said no to that choice. Approximately 8 seconds into "Less Than Zero", Elvis stops the song and his band and apologizes to the live audience for playing "Less Than Zero". The band goes right into "Radio Radio". Elvis Costello was banned from performing on the show ever again. Well...that's an awfully long time. The ban was lifted and he appeared again in 1989.

Here's how it went..."

  • Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Radio Radio live
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