In an attempt to relate to the new rock audience, WKRP books an up and coming British hoodlum rock band called "Scum of the Earth" to play in Cincinnati. Things get crazy when the staff discovers the band members are out-of-control on and off the air and eventually threaten to not perform. Incidentally, the difference between hoodlum rock and punk rock??? Punk rockers dress deplorably and don't physically attack their audience. Written by
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This episode features the fictional punk rock band, Scum of the Earth, who perform the song "Got Enough Love" by the real band Detective. Michael des Barres, who played Scum's singer, Dog, was the lead singer for Detective. A Detective promotional item can also be seen in Andy's office in the scene where Mr. Carlson is trying to convince Andy to not go through with the concert. See more
There are no sounds for most of the instruments seen on stage. See more
We need a band that's going to go along with our rock'n'roll format.
I do have one act. They *must* be a rock and roll band. Their name's "Scum of the Earth".
You book Scum?
Not as a rule.