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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.

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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)

Picture Post

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)

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!

Nice Chopper Lambretta

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)

Something for the Weekend

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.

Ready for her close-up again

Thought I’d do another of these posts since it was such a big hit last time. Yes, it’s a shameless ploy to get more page views.

Download: Angel Eyes (original version) – Roxy Music (mp3)

Carry On Wanking

Carry On Behind is the only Carry On movie I actually saw at the pictures when it came out, with some mates at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1976. I think it was during the school holidays and we had nothing better to do, though only being about 13 at the time we might have thought it was an easy way to see some girls in their knickers.

I remember it well because sitting in the empty row behind us was this old guy wearing a big overcoat whose heavy breathing and softly muttered cries of “Phwooaar!” made it obvious even in the dark that he was was, er… pleasuring himself during the film.

We thought it was hysterical of course, but I couldn’t help but wonder why he’d do that at a Carry On film? I would have thought there were cinemas in Soho showing films far more conducive to that sort of thing. I can only assume he must have really, really liked Elke Sommer or had some kind of bottom fetish.

Download: Gaberdine Angus – John Cooper Clarke (mp3)

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