Rock & Roll, Volume 5 (Punk, The Perfect Beat)

Punk explores the late ’70s musical innovations: punk and reggae. In New York, members of Blonde, Talking Heads, Televison, and the Raomons how they inadvertantly created the cynical, urban sound that became punk rock. In London, punk takes off with the Sex Pistols, and members of the Wailers and the Clash recall how Jamaican reggae […]

Punk explores the late ’70s musical innovations: punk and reggae. In New York, members of Blonde, Talking Heads, Televison, and the Raomons how they inadvertantly created the cynical, urban sound that became punk rock. In London, punk takes off with the Sex Pistols, and members of the Wailers and the Clash recall how Jamaican reggae crossed international boundaries, deeply influencing punk and pop rock.

The Perfect Beat chronicles the rise of a new musical form: rap. From Grandmaster Flash to Run DMC, from De La Soul to British innovators New Order to the Beastie Boys, the program traces the evolution of this new sound in the ’80s and early ’90s. The video shows how superstarts like Madonna and Prince folded rap, techno and house into their music, and how MTV ultimately embraced it.

Rap Rock

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