Brad Smith (jesus_h_biscuit) wrote,
Brad Smith

The Young Ones/The Damned

Back in the 80's, one of my favorite things was watching 120 Minutes & The Young Ones on MTV. Every episode would feature a different music guest, everyone from Rip Rig & Panic (featuring Neneh Cherry), Madness, Dexy's Midnight Runners (in the bathroom, no less) to The Damned. The Damned are one of my favorite bands, and the song they performed (acted out, more like) was "Nasty".
Popular culture backlash against the Video Recordings Act during the 80's -included the May 1984 release of 'Nasty' by 'The Damned,' who celebrated the condemned genre with the lyrics, "I fell in love with a video nasty."

The TV show 'The Young Ones' included an entire episode entitled "Nasty", in which the characters rent a VCR specifically to watch a "video nasty" (with the fictitious name "Sex With the Headless Corpse of the Virgin Astronaut"), and which featured a lip-synched performance by 'The Damned.'
The Damned - "Nasty"
(From The Young Ones: Nasty)

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