Today in our Insect Music series we flashback 31 years to the New Wave era, specifically to the first music video that was ever shown on MTV: The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star.” 

It’s not the video that we remember having aired after the MTV Rocket-ship and Moonman this week in 1981, (specifically on August 1, 1981 when we will admit we were not present for the creation – we were at camp asleep at 12:01 am, and our house didnt have cable yet), but that first clip seems to have been removed from YouTube by the record label UMG.  For more MTV trivia including an interesting summary of the network’s first disastrous hours, click here.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!