“Without exaggeration, one of the greatest shows ever to be on television.”
— The A.V. Club
Before AMERICAN IDOL, there was STAIRWAY TO STARDOM—a 1980s public access show from New York City that felt like it was broadcast from a TV station in TWIN PEAKS. From homemade R&B party hits to aggro stand-up comics, from interpretive dance by zombified children to amateur magicians, STAIRWAY TO STARDOM is an unending treasure trove of bizarro entertainment that has been a staple among tape traders for decades. The AGFA team has compiled our favorite moments and performances from this charming, otherworldly show to bring you THE STAIRWAY TO STARDOM MIXTAPE—the definitive way to experience this fascinating, hilarious, and unforgettable cultural snapshot.