February 25th, 2015
One of the many reasons why it was so great being a boy in the 1970s: 20-foot high billboards of Caroline Munro in a wet suit plastered everywhere.
Mott the Hoople are rightly famous for being one of the best rocking bands of their era, but they also did some lovely ballads like this one. I actually think Ian Hunter’s voice is more suited to slow, melancholy songs.
Download: Sea Diver – Mott The Hoople (mp3)
January 7th, 2015
Looks like she enjoyed Last Tango In Paris. I think this is outside the Prince Charles Cinema in Soho.
Download: Good Girls – Merry Clayton (mp3)
You don’t need me to tell you that Merry Clayton was the wailing backing voice on The Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” or that her own version of the song is fabulously funky. “Good Girls” was the b-side of that and is also on her 1970 debut album.
February 26th, 2014
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)
February 24th, 2014
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)
November 29th, 2013
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!
October 1st, 2013
Not being a scooter boy I have no opinion in the Lambretta vs. Vespa debate, but if it’s good enough for Jean Shrimpton…
Sorry this record isn’t quite up to the class and sophistication of the above photo.
Download: Funky Moped – Jasper Carrott (mp3)
July 26th, 2013
Chris Stein could do with a haircut (“Get yer hair cut!”) but judging by this clip Debbie Harry looked pretty damn perfect right from the start.
What the hell, have another one on me.
July 22nd, 2013