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Skinned Knees Tune On AMC’s Halt And Catch Fire.

Skinned Knees Tune On AMC’s Halt And Catch Fire.

Beverly Hills, CA., June 28th, 2015 – CollegeBand today confirmed that Skinned Knees ’83 (Texas State University) will have their song “Freedom in Amerika” featured on tonight’s episode of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire (

“Even with Lifetime’s Little Women: LA in season, Halt and Catch Fire is still the hottest show on TV,” said CollegeBand Principal Engineer Devon Townsend. “I couldn’t be happier the Skinned Knees had their tune fired up.”

Set in the early 1980s, this series dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas’ Silicon Prairie. Airs Sundays at 10/9c on AMC.

About Skinned Knees ’83
Skinned Knees was a concept band, an alternative rock band, and a performance art band; it was social, political commentary put to music.  The success of the band owed much to the time period: the so-called “Early Eighties,” which permitted “the Knees” much of the idealistic free expression of the sixties, with none of the pesky tie-dye, bellbottoms, and low-grade acid. Click here for more on the music of Skineed Knees ’83.

About Halt and Catch Fire
It’s March 1985. More than a year has passed since Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) set fire to a truck full of Cardiff Giant PCs, the last in a long string of destructive acts that burned the people that made the machine possible: Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), Donna Clark (Kerry Bishé), Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis) and John Bosworth (Toby Huss). The Giant is about to go the way of the dinosaur, like any number of personal computers to enter the market in the wake of IBM. The lesson is harsh but clear: in history, only the truly disruptive ideas are destined to matter.

CAST: Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis.

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