Something for the Weekend

Bit of a forgotten minor classic this one. This was a one-hit wonder for Mr. Big in 1977, and though they look like poncey Californian hunks with their bare chests and flowing locks, they were actually from London.

(Apologies for my absence this week, I’ve been laid up with the flu)

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  1. Al says:

    Pretty sure they were from Oxford originally – like myself. I know this because they were the only band we knew of from our home town who had any success prior to Ride, Radiohead, Supergrass, etc.

    A source of some embarrassment to us young punk(ish) types back in the late 70’s. Other towns were producing The Buzzcocks, Penetration, The Adverts and even near by Swindon managed XTC – we had this!

  2. londonlee says:

    I was surprised that this was a hit as late as 1977 because it sounds like 1974 to me. They look like 1974 too, especially the lead singer.

  3. dickvandyke says:

    Oh blimey, had forgotten about this. It’s all goin on innit. Overly layered proggy pop production.

    White shirt boy always looked to me as if he’d been twatted with a baseball bat.

  4. Lila says:

    As band names go, Mr Big has got to be pretty dire hasnt it? but surprisingly there was another Mr Big from California who had an acoustic, soft rocky hit with ‘To Be With You’ which was actually quite nice. LondonLee you may not get this reference cos its a UK Aldi supermarket TV advert, but for those of us who like the Aldi campaign can I just say ‘I like this Mr Big… and I like the other Mr Big… Like, Like, Like LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE ……’

  5. Lila says:

    sorry just one more thing.. whoever produced this video must have also done Bohemian Rhapsody with the kaleidoscope thingy….?

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