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Roxy Music (Great Music As Fake TV)

“Same Old Scene”

Trapped in 1980 after a rickety old time machine in the basement malfunctions, a group of 21st century teenagers appear as alarmist, annoying Cassandras to the populace of a simpler place and time (that is also, let’s face it, fraught with geopolitical, sexual, and recession-based dangers relative to the world at that point).

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The Specials (Great Music as Fake TV)

“Too Much Fighting on the Dance Floor”

Each week, a band of hapless revolutionaries in Thatcher’s Britain fails in their attempt to assassinate the Prime Minister. A tragedy wrapped in a comedy, submerged in pathos, and sprinkled with slapstick that edges toward horror.

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