The other 1978



The BRIT Awards weren’t always the slick extravaganza they are today, you know.

If it wasn’t for the presence of Ian Dury and Nick Lowe you wouldn’t have any clue that popular music had just gone through something of a revolution (and notice that neither of them got actual BPI awards). Rock industry awards are notoriously conservative but this is even less edgy and rock n’ roll than an episode of The Two Ronnies.

Something for the Weekend



Couldn’t decide which video to post today so I switched to default mode: Pan’s People.

This is one of my favourite 1970s singles, I just think it’s glorious. The girl’s routine is pretty great too, in their last ever appearance on TOTP as Pan’s People.

Commercial Break


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)

Something for the Long Weekend



I could have sworn I’d already posted this clip but a check of the archives revealed that I haven’t. An oversight immediately corrected!

Something for the Weekend



It might be sacrilege to say it but I’ve always preferred this version to Bill Withers’ original. Partly because it’s the first one I knew, but I also love its more expansive treatment of the song. That Jackson kid was a hell of a singer, too. Whatever happened to him?

Quite the classy routine from Pan’s People too.

Something for the Weekend



Somehow I don’t think this song is about hi-jinks in a department store.

Something for the Weekend



It took me a second to remember that those are radios they’re holding to their ears, not mobile phones.

Something for the Weekend



I rarely check my site stats but I did the other day and visits are way down at the moment probably due to the lack of content here lately (I’m busy!) But I have a secret weapon to get my viewing figures back up: Pan’s People dancing in tiny little skirts.

Shameless pandering for eyeballs and comments? Oh yes.

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