By Rob Beschizza at 6:19 am Mon, Feb 6, 2012
A rundown of one week in British music history, courtesy of "Top of the Pops", via Charlie Brooker.
The Guffs – that’s effing fantastic
But seriously, I love everything about the original top-of-the-pops. That jingle during the countdown, the fact that they actually tell you the chart positions – rather than leak them out over an hour with a final ‘reveal’. Which brings me onto a sour point, I really hate this American trend that’s seeped into British television like a disease – forcing suspense into EVERYTHING – it’s …
… royally irksome.
“creating suspension in EVERYTHING”
I blame the obesity epidemic.
Nothing ruins a good rant worse than a bad use of English.
Of course I meant ‘suspense’.
Heh, if not for the word “television”, that sentence totally would have worked either way. :)
I blame Simon Cowell.
I was such a fan of Pilchard back in the day. You young folks with your Beyoncy.
I’m hoping she does the Super Bowl next year. I hear she’s still got it goin’ on.
Smashie and Nicey got it right
197A? Does that mean 1980? Or perhaps 6522?
It’s a typo on “197S”
Mind you, it could be Apartment 197A..
“Read more 19A0s”…?
When did we convert the seventies to hexadecimal?
Right around the end of the ’70s. Around the time octal fell out of favour.
Damn! I wish y’all had said something. Here I’ve been writing 3734 on all my checks, like an idiot.
Has anyone really looked at this? I don’t recall any of these names as from the 70’s and “Kokonut Klub” has a bunch of Ku Klux Klansman playing piano. Surely these are all made up names and acts.
Ian, Ian, Ian…
Please tell me you were joking when you posted that. Am I missing your irony?
Van Smooth, Roy Who Sings… I think Vivian Stanshell and/or the Bonzo Dog Band had something to do with this.
Kokonut Klub are making a comeback.
Crispy Ambulance were a real band
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