I’ve long thought this was one of those pop songs that were secretly about drugs but apparently it isn’t. Shame.
Well done, Peter. Made me laugh.
Download: Win – David Bowie (mp3)
In honour of Mr. Bowie’s return I thought you could have some fun with this one.
Yeah, this is Jack the Lad speaking.
Download: Chantilly Lace – Mike Reid (mp3)
Thanks to Simon for pointing me in the direction of the terrific Scarfolk Council blog, the humour of which will be instantly familiar to anyone (un)lucky enough to have grown up in England in the 1970s.
I’ve added it to a new link category called “English Diseases” over on the right where you will find all that is rotten, depressing, lovely, and weird in old Blighty.
Scarfolk Council may be a parody but they don’t need to stretch the truth that much when it comes to the grim weirdness of the 1970s. For example, these are the opening titles to a children’s television program from back then. This used to terrify us while we ate our fish fingers and mash at teatime.
And records like this got to number one. How we got out of that decade alive is beyond me.
Download: Mouldy Old Dough – Lieutenant Pigeon (mp3)
Congratulations Rick for being so meta. Personally I would have gone with Roger saying “Freddie, sometimes a banana is just a banana.”
I’m probably asking for trouble with this one.
I’ve never seen Privilege so I’m not sure what the significance of hot chocolate is, but out of context it does sound a bit silly and Python-esque and I keep imagining that Jean Shrimpton is thinking “Ooh, I love a man who drinks hot chocolate.”
Personally I’d rather have a cup of tea.