Paul Weller and Joan Jett on The Tomorrow Show, 1977

In October of 1977, Tom Snyder’s Tomorrow Show hosted a thoughtful discussion of the then-new phenomena of punk and New Wave. Well, thoughtful in terms of US mass media, but there’s no big feuding or fighting arising like if it was a UK TV show. This is more where the art meets the intellect, and Snyder brings in a few artists and music industry to speak about the genre – namely, Paul Weller and Joan Jett from the artist perspective and LA Times music writer Robert Hilburn and The Runaways’ producer Kim Fowley on the insider tip.