Tom Tom Club and a few friends continue to celebrate the venerable CBGB and the heyday of punk in the music video for “Downtown Rockers”. Directed by Jim Swaffield (of Trapped in the Closet fame), the black-and-white clip features cameos from punk elite like Richard Hell and Debbie Harry interspersed with happy-go-lucky performance footage of the band and clips from Amos Poe and Ivan Kral’s 1976 punk-rock film Blank Generation. Together, this mish-mash of video demonstrates that, though older and less rebellious, the spirit of NYC punk is alive and well and still kickin’ out the jams. Watch it below (via RollingStone.com).
The band’s first release in 12 years, the Downtown Rockers EP, is out now via Nacional Records.