Watched an episode of Top of The Pops from 1977 the other night. God that was an odd show in retrospect. Where else could you catch a little MOR nonsense one minute, some disco the next then a quick blast of punk eh? I still miss it, even though the show was a bit of a lame duck for the last 10 years or so of its existence at least it was a music show that casual or even non music fans would end up watching...which I can't help feeling was a good thing. Bring it back, that’s what I say. Resurrect Legs and Co, Sir Jimmy (I’m sure those scientists studying that ‘god’ particle thingy could bring him back) and Peter Powell. If nothing else it’s pretty unfair to deny the bands of today the chance to mime along in front of a audience of bored looking teens. Anyway, in the absence of TOTP here’s a few toons currently rocking the charts...well my laptop anyway.
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Ahhhh Lana, Lana, Lana...I’d like to watch you eat a banana...or any fruit in fact. Except a kumquat...’cos that just sounds rude. Yes, Lana’s back with another glorious slice of low rent Hollywood glamour. Ignore the haters, who gives a stuff if she’s been airbrushed a little by some big record label...the girl’s a star darlings.
Tennis – Deep In the Woods
There aren’t enough videos of girls murdering their dismembered victims eh? The fact that this pretty gruesome vid’s soundtracked by a some sweet voiced dreamy pop makes it all the more swoonsome.
Pulled Apart By Horses – V.E.N.O.M
Now getting some serious airplay on 6 Music this could be the track that gets PABH over that tricky hurdle from cult act to arena buggering behemoths. Here’s hoping.
Nils Bech - Contemporary Dance (Remix)
Okay, so this track’s a bit of an oldie but the mix is new(ish). Norwegian artist Nils Bech's Great Escape gig remains one of my fave live performances of all time and this track sealed the deal. Crank up the volume and throw some shapes.