The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: Punk & New Wave (2006) In the late '70s and early '80s, punk acts found an unlikely ally in the form of chain-smoking, musically clueless late-night talk-show host Tom Snyder,…
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The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: Punk & New Wave (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 24, 2006; DVD Release Date: Jan 24, 2006; Genre: Comedy

In the late '70s and early '80s, punk acts found an unlikely ally in the form of chain-smoking, musically clueless late-night talk-show host Tom Snyder, who would have the angry upstarts on for performances and/or interviews. The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: Punk & New Wave collects eight such episodes featuring luminaries like the Ramones, Patti Smith, and the Jam, with some truly bizarre back-and-forths like this exchange with Iggy Pop. Snyder: ''Why are you bleeding?'' Pop: ''Because I'm on your show.'' EXTRAS The episodes are presented in full, complete with peculiar transitions — such as when a sunny chat with Allan Carr, there to promote his new Village People movie, Can't Stop the Music, is followed directly by Snyder's confrontational sit-down with former (and future) Sex Pistol John Lydon.

Originally posted Jan 20, 2006 Published in issue #860 Jan 27, 2006 Order article reprints