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In 1978 New York City was the scene of a movement called punk or
new wave --an explosion of rebel music, underground art and new
cinema. Glenn OBrien was in the middle of it, writing his column, Glenn
OBriens BEAT, for Andy Warhols Interview Magazine. One night
Glenn was a guest on a cable show If I Cant Dance You Can Keep Your
Revolution hosted by Yippie pot advocate Coca Crystal. The next day he
was approached by friends and strangers alike who had caught the show. Glenn
thought Hmm, people are watching public access cable TV. So he started
his own show, Glenn OBriens TV Party. His best pal Chris Stein,
Blondies guitarist, became co-host and Walter Steding, Warhols painting
assistant, became leader of the TV Party Orchestra. Regulars included Jean-Michel
Basquiat, Fab Five Freddie, Debborah Harry, John Lurie and Tim Wright of DNA.
TV Party was the cocktail party that could become a political party.
The rest is TV history. This was the premier show.
GLENN O'BRIEN'S TV PARTY produced by GLENN O'BRIEN directed by AMOS POE with GLENN O'BRIEN FRED SCHNEIDER ADNY SHERNOFF FREDERICK BRATHWAITE GREGORY FLEEMAN ROBERT DELFORD BROWN Broadcast live from ETC Studios, December 18, 1978. Re-issue produced by DANNY VINIK.
Extras (from the TV Party Archives):
TV SHOW REISSUE: Approx. 58 Minutes / Color / Digitally Mastered / Region Free
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