“Please keep this kind of thing for the council estates and not in the homes of decent people”
Download: She’s Artistic – The Photos (mp3)
The Photos were touted as the new Blondie with their New Wave pop hooks and pretty lead singer Wendy Wu, but they crashed and burned after just the one album for reasons I’m not entirely sure about. I bought it but didn’t think they lived up to the hype. They did record a second album but it never got a proper release.
Pictured: The talented, beautiful, tragic Pauline Boty.
Billy Preston knows fashion too. But it looks like he keeps his car in the sort of dodgy lock-up garage you’d see in The Sweeney.
Download: Right Now – Billy Preston (mp3)
I love this song, but his make-up and outfit does give the performance an unfortunate “sad clown” vibe. He should have a teardrop painted on his cheek.
Pan’s People for only 85p? I knew the BBC were cheap, but still…
Here’s some funky Philly Soul from 1971.
Download: Hot Pants (Gonna Get You In Trouble) – Norma & The Heartaches (mp3)
This David Essex classic owes an awful lot to Bowie’s “Rock and Roll Suicide” but it does have more interesting production, especially that heartbeat/piano intro. Which makes me wonder what Ziggy Stardust would have sounded like produced by Jeff Wayne.
Download: Stardust – David Essex (mp3)
Photo: Dude (1972) by Mick Rock
I’ve not had the time or inclination for any writing (the blogger’s lament) so you’ll be getting pics all week. They won’t all be as good as this though.
Some very funky waka-waka guitar on this.
Download: Theme from ‘The New Avengers’ – Laurie Johnson (mp3)
Couldn’t decide between videos of Leo Sayer or Todd Rungren for today. So I went with The Clash instead.
But don’t worry, those other two will be appearing soon.