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How Bowie ushered in the 80s on SNL 35 years ago

 
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5 JANUARY 2015

How Bowie ushered in the 80s on SNL 35 years ago

“Clothes always fit ya”

Taped on 15th December 1979 in New York, apparently David Bowie’s appearance on Saturday Night Live wasn’t broadcast until the start of the new decade, thirty five years ago on 5th January 1980.
Aside from online mentions, It’s hard to locate definite proof of that airdate, so anybody out there with a TV listings mag or press advert from the time, please do post it here.
Either way, this was an important broadcast and along with the 1980 Floor Show it seems to have had a similarly persuasive effect on a lot of young Americans that Starman on TOTPs in 1972 and the BBC’s 1975 Cracked Actor documentary had on UK teenagers.
Bowie performed "The Man Who Sold the World," "TVC 15" and “Boys Keep Swinging”, with Klaus Nomi, Joey Arias and a toy pink poodle/TV monitor all making extraordinary guest appearances. The show was hosted by the actor Martin Sheen.
For “The Man Who Sold the World” Bowie was lifted and positioned in front of the microphone by Klaus and Joey in a costume designed by Mark Ravitz and Bowie, and inspired by Sonia Delaunay’s designs for Tristan Tzara’s 1923 play Le Cœur à gaz (The Gas Heart). Scroll images to see this outfit.
The skirt suit that David is wearing on the right of our montage was designed by Brooks Van Horn costume house, New York, and was worn for "TVC 15", the song that also showcased aforementioned pink poodle.
The other picture shows DB operating a puppet while utilising green-screen technology for “Boys Keep Swinging” to hilarious effect.
In an absurd move the show’s producers blanked the line "Other boys check you out" but seemingly missed the puppet’s obvious excitement at the climax of the song.
Words can not do Bowie’s SNL appearance justice, suffice to say, it remains among the most surreal television performances broadcast anywhere, ever.
If you've never seen this piece of TV history, prepare to be captivated by all three songs here on Vimeo.

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How Bowie flaunted a huge dick on Saturday Night Live and nobody noticed

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Yesterday was the anniversary of one of the most surreal music performances in TV story: 35 years ago David Bowie ushered the 1980s in Saturday Night Live. The producers censored a gay reference in the last of his three-song set—but they missed him repeatedly showing a giant penis at the end of it. [NSFW-ish]

Bowie's set for the show—which was hosted by actor Martin Sheen—started with his now classic The Man Who Sold the World followed by TVC 15. Everything was fine through those. It was kind of weird and out of the typical SNL act [we can see these days], but there was nothing that a crusty person would find offensive in one of the square states. Then it came the last song: Boys Keep Swinging.

Apparently, someone in the production thought that a verse was way too offensive for national TV: "When you're a boy, other boys check you out!" was not something you could say in turn-of-the-70s America because boys couldn't be gay anywhere else outside New York, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, those dirty deviants. Lyrics in hand, ready to push the censorship button, some operator silenced "other boys check you out."

Thus, the potential national crisis was averted. Until Bowie took out his giant cock. Not his cock but a giant plastic dick that came out of the pants of the puppet he was operating in his green screen suit during his performance. He didn't just took it out once or twice. He moved it up and down several times as the song reached its final climax. We don't know if it was a "fuck you" because he knew of the censoring beforehand or if he had planned it from the beginning. It doesn't matter. It was hilarious all the same.

Unlike the gay reference, the cock flaunting was not censored. I imagine that the control completely missed it or, since they weren't expecting such a display, they didn't have time to black out this part of the transmission. Whatever it was, I'm glad it survived. There are not enough penises in television—seriously, why the hell Game of Thrones is full of tits and ass but there are no penises—or female genitalia—in sight? It's such an annoying, artificial prudish thing to do.

But I digress. Here's Bowie's January 5, 1980 Saturday Night Live performance. Fast forward to the end of the last song to see the penis waving if you have to. I recommend watching the entire thing if you have the time.

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5 JANUARY 2015

How Bowie ushered in the 80s on SNL 35 years ago

“Clothes always fit ya”

Taped on 15th December 1979 in New York, apparently David Bowie’s appearance on Saturday Night Live wasn’t broadcast until the start of the new decade, thirty five years ago on 5th January 1980.
Aside from online mentions, It’s hard to locate definite proof of that airdate, so anybody out there with a TV listings mag or press advert from the time, please do post it here
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15 DECEMBER 2014

Broadcast live on 15th December 1979 in New York, David Bowie’s appearance on Saturday Night Live is frequently listed as having been broadcast on 5th January 1980.
The airdate was actually 15th December, with the title of the show, Saturday Night Live, being a bit of a clue too! (Scroll images for the original TV listing kindly supplied by Bill DeBlonk)





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MessagePosté le: Mar 6 Jan - 23:04 (2015)    Sujet du message: How Bowie ushered in the 80s on SNL 35 years ago Répondre en citant

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