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.
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?
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.