Friday Freak-Out: Ready, Steady, Go psych/mod parody from "Bedazzled" film (1967)

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26 Responses to “Friday Freak-Out: Ready, Steady, Go psych/mod parody from "Bedazzled" film (1967)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Peter Cook invented New Wave.

    I love this clip. (As well as the movie.)

    “Suicide is a capital offence. in less enlightened days they would have hung you for it.”

  2. spocko says:

    This really is one of the great movies of the 1960′s

    Nobody mentioned Raquel Welsh? “Lillian Lust the Babe with the Bust!”

    “I do so love hot buttered buns.”

    What is interesting is that all the things that the devil says he is going to do to make life worse? Has come true!

    I’m not going to wash out my eyes with Frunie Green Eyewash.

  3. GuyInMilwaukee says:

    I love the title of the George Spiggott/Peter Cook group: “Drimble Wedge and the Vegetations”. Greatest band name evah next to “Guy Lobotomy and The Who Babies”

  4. frankieboy says:

    inertia?

  5. AKD says:

    Eleanor Bron!

  6. Quiet Wyatt says:

    Bongwater did a nifty gender-reversed cover of this on their Power of Pussy album, with Ann Magnuson doing her best Greta Garbo…

    “I don’t VAANT you, I don’t NIID you”

  7. lewis stoole says:

    where does L.S.Bumblebee fit into this?
    is it in the movie?
    is it something else?
    inquiring minds want to know

  8. Anonymous says:

    This was always my favorite comedy. Peter Cook is perfect. Thanx to this film, “You fill me with inertia….” became one of my favorite insults.

  9. legion says:

    Clearly, that suit has hypnotic powers. No wonder The Man wanted to keep him down…

  10. Anonymous says:

    The first punk song?

    Dudley Moore wrote it himself.

    A perfect come-uppance to Stanley’s song exhorting everyone to love him.

    egr

  11. hicks says:

    I love love love this movie. Everyone, immediately go and watch this movie.

    “You realize that suicide’s a criminal offense. In less enlightened times they’d have hung you for it.”

  12. nixiebunny says:

    That video effect (the squiggly wipe) is rather nice. Must have been done with analog pulse processing circuits, as that’s all they had back then.

    I thoroughly enjoy this movie. The nuns-on-trampolines scene is another masterpiece of understated, zany British comedy.

  13. Anonymous says:

    That of course led me straight to the Nick Cave version. So serious!
    Thank you.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Julie Andrews!!!

  15. monkeywidget says:

    I’d like to point out that George is literally The Devil – Lucifer.

    Unlike Elizabeth Hurley in the Harold Ramis version, Lucifer is not your buddy. The movie has a much edgier, meaner feel to it. I highly recommend it!

  16. irksome says:

    Obviously, this is where Ian Curtis learned his stage demeanor.

  17. GuyInMilwaukee says:

    Another fun thing to do while watching Bedazzled is to try to catch Peter Cook blinking anywhere in the movie. I’ve watched it many times and I don’t think I’ve seen him blink once through the entire movie.

  18. furu_inu says:

    Best scene in one of the greatest, most underrated movies ever. Thanks for bringing it to BB.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Peter Cook channeling the singer from The Normal

  20. nanner says:

    you filll me with inertia…

    lol <3 <3 <3 Bedazzled!

    Got turned on to it by the Bongwater album Power of Pu&&y in 1990
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIT088s8pkc

  21. fxq says:

    I highly recommend the soundtrack.

  22. monkeywidget says:

    I love George the Vegetable!

    Dig Margaret falling in lust with George while Stanley’s pop act is forgotten.

  23. Gracklewolf says:

    This version of the movie is way better than that Brendan Fraser crap.

    Peter Cook for teh win! “Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togevver…”

  24. GuyInMilwaukee says:

    This was my first time hearing this in stereo but another Cook and Moore addict friend has a stereo version of this on a CD of soundtracks called “The Score: 20 Ultra-Cool Soundtracks from the Producers of Mojo”. Looks like you can still find it on eBay. Thanks for posting!

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