Old TOTP (BBC4)

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  1. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I was thinking only yesterday on TOTP that I'd forgotten both of them really could sing...
     
  2. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Oh they can sing. I just don't like their voices - Shirlie's particularly. I find it hard and cold.
     
  3. Shirley

    Shirley YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS

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    Oh they DIDN'T! :DAF:

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  4. Ag

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    Simon Mayo, Janice Long and Sam Fox... what more could you desire?
     
  5. Ag

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    I don't mind When Smokey Sings, but fuck me, that went on for about 10 mins.
     
  6. Ag

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    Pretty sure that's the first time I've heard Trek Trekkin' since 1987. It's the first #1 I remember.
     
  7. Ag

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    Obviously an utter BANGER.
     
  8. Ag

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    Surely Setting Sun (Chemical Brothers) is partly based on this truly horrible Broken English track.
     
  9. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

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    The endless instrumental section...

    I think Janice Long may have liked it though.
     
  10. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    I'm back a bit...

    The Smiths doing "Sheila Take A Bow" - I had to go to a church thing so I taped this episode. When I got home, the tape had oxidised and it was unwatchable fuzz. I was gutted. TOTP wasn't even repeated in those days.

    Mozzer's "I;m a little teapot" dance is one thing but Marr looks as if he enjoyed a small libation in the subsidised BBC bar and the group are laughing their arses off at the end. They didn't look like a band on the edge of splitting.

    Ah well.
     
  11. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    I don't remember Judy Boucher at all and she's at #2. Oh, my ailing memory.
     
  12. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    ...and yet I remember "Glenn and Chris" perfectly.

    Felt sorry for them in a way. They so obviously didn't want to be "Hoddle and Waddle" but that's what everyone called them anyway.

    Shite, but.
     
  13. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

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    Now I don't think I remember Star Trekkin being number one as such (I think the first was probably Rick Astley) but we did have it on seven inch, and I do remember dancing to it that summer, and there is delightful photographic evidence of my brother captured fingers to his head doing the dance.
     
  14. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    I remember Star Trekkin' vividly. A bit too vividly, in fact. *shudders*

    In fact, you know that meme about what was #1 when you were 14? I;d always thought it was "It's A Sin" but actually I bought that on my 14th birthday, it hadn't got there yet.

    It was "Star Trekkin'".

    Huh.
     
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  15. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    La Isla Bonita is still a banger.
     
  16. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    In 1987, The Jesus And Mary Chain were considered a good opening act for an episode of Top Of The Pops.

    Great record.

    Deliberately bad miming was sooooo rock 'n' roll in them days.
     
  17. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    Some of these episodes are just so skippable...
     
  18. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    That Duran Duran song is awfully light in terms of "a tune".
     
  19. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    Yr man from Johnny Hates Jazz looks seriously uncomfortable - he has the air of a management trainee who has been forced to meet his new team on a night out.
     
  20. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    The Cult were delightfully ridiculous. "Livin' in a shack in a one horse town". C'mon mate, you're from Bradford.
     
  21. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    At least Gary Davies had to mention The Fall...if only they'd made the Breakers that week...
     
  22. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    Zodiac Mindwarp, fuck yeah! Such a priceless pisstake but a cracking riff.
     
  23. Ag

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    Did they ever get on the Pops?
     
  24. octophone

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    That Marillion record sounds oddly ageless...best thing tho' is the height differencial between Fish and bassist Peter Trewavas. Poor dinky Pete
     
  25. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    Nope. MES did appear with Inspiral Carpets in 1994 tho, with "I Want You".
     
  26. octophone

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    God, he's absolutely dripping from the very start. And he wasn't even on the skag at that time...

    They always looked oddly stitched together did WWW. Especially they way they always seemed to have their uncle on guitar...
     
  27. octophone

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    Johnny Logan, the original Eion McLove.
     
  28. octophone

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    This Whitney Horton person is pretty good. She should try some more distinctive material tho'. Maybe something by Dolly Parton...
     
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  29. octophone

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    Starship is shite. So dated, so bland, so mawkish. You just know it was first dance at a million early 90's weddings.
     
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  30. octophone

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    That's all I can take for now. I should try and get back in sync with the thread.

    WHUP!
     
  31. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I seem to recall he was with them for several years without ever being in the band.

    I detest myself for saying it, but I'd hatefuck early era Marti Pellow. But the rest really are a random bunch.
     
  32. Shirley

    Shirley YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS

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    I can't believe THIS is BONA FIDE FOOTAGE from TOTP in 1979

    Thankfully owing to the involvement of both DLT and JONATHAN KING I doubt it was recently RESHOWN

     
  33. FetchFugly

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    The Bruce Willis pop career really was a low.

    Good to see that Terence retained the ridiculous backing singers.
     

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