Teenage Kicks®

Teenage Kicks is The Current's weekly trip into our collective retro past, then is now as this show is the same as it never was, before Alternative wasn't, with a focus on the musical era from 1970s punk to '90s grunge, and everything that happened in between.

MTV launched on this date in 1981

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Teenage Kicks for August 1, 2020
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August 1, 1981 is a date that changed music forever with the launch of MTV — music television. From humble beginnings on a few cable systems, within months the new channel would become the biggest national network and started breaking new bands behind the power of music videos. This week on Teenage Kicks, we celebrate those days — when MTV played music — with songs from iconic videos by Talking Heads (official), Peter Gabriel, Cyndi Lauper, the Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Prince and more.

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