Guest post by Chris Arnsby
BBC4: Top of the Pops 1980 27/03/1980
Peter Powell, "Hi everybody! You're listening to The Vapors and you're going to see the chart! All in all it's another edition of Top of the Pops!"
Chart music: The Vapors. Turning Japanese .Liquid Gold: Dance Yourself Dizzy . Still as loony as ever! The drummer is kept more in the background and it's one of the guitarists (made up as a clown!) who gets the hilarious xylophone solo played on his hat. Were the other band members getting jealous of the attention the drummer was grabbing? Is this a hint of fault lines in the United States of Craziness? "A wild... bunch of... fun loving musicians," says Peter Powell groping for the right words as he back announces the song. The camera crane operator also appears to be having problems as Peter Powell drifts in and out of focus.