A great Canadian rock show produced by City-TV. The New Music predates the debut of the Nation's Music Station MuchMusic by 4 years - although during the 5th or 6th season, the show began to air on MuchMusic (at least until the early 90's - is it still in production?). Early episodes featured intimate profiles (consisting of backstage interviews, concert performances and music videos) of artists and bands like Iggy Pop, the Ramones, U2, the English Beat, Gang of Four, the Specials, Police, Madness, The Clash, the Cars, the Deadboys, The Pretenders and countless others. Many of these acts were up-and-coming at the time, and this show gave them valuable, nationwide exposure early in their careers. This is especially cool since North American mainstream radio at the time was dominated by schlock like Journey, Toto and Rick Springfield. The New Music (filmed mostly on location in Toronto) had a hip college radio feel to it, and the interviewers, all of them fans, took a serious, respectful look at the performers. Besides the aforementioned new/cult acts, I remember seeing interviews with superstars like The Who and Bob Marley. Co-host John "J.D." Roberts began his career here, and now hosts the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather!
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