I remember Smash Hits slagging off a Bananarama single and saying they'd have to do better if they wanted to compete with the Belle Stars...Yeah, at first I was 'Oh my God!' but yeah, it was a crappy follow up, and they never came back from it.
The Prima Donna song on that comp is clearly a vinyl rip..This is where I lament the lack of most UK eurovision entries being on CD anywhere, and wonder why someone doesn't compile something...and not from crackly old vinyl either. I'd love to have the Sweet Dreams single in HQ, even if it's probably a bit naff now. I loved the Fizz, my favourite band of the early 80s once Adams & The Ants split in '81, so even a blatant copycat band were up my street back then.
I dearly hope this isn't on one of the banned episodes
I would squeal with excitement!
Do you remember the Mac playing Oh Diane on Noel Edmonds Late Late Breakfast show and Lindsey swearing when the sound went out?One of the biggest surprises for me in 1983 so far has been that Fleetwood Mac - FLEETWOOD MAC!! - actually performed/appeared live in the TOTP studio for Oh Diane. I wasn't a regular viewer of the show until mid-1983, it usually clashed with something I did after school (football, scouts, I forget which) and this was before VCRs were the norm for home recording.
Do you remember the Mac playing Oh Diane on Noel Edmonds Late Late Breakfast show and Lindsey swearing when the sound went out?
Thanks, this will sure come in handy.
I think the Savile story broke a few months after the 1976 episodes started. Then Dave Lee Travis got caught too!Thanks, this will sure come in handy.
It will be even more frustrating when we get past those who cannot be named presenting and onto Mike Smith in the late 80s as I thought we would have had an unbroken run of episodes by then. I still think when the BBC committed to repeating Top of the Pops, knowing the problems they would run into, it would have made so much more sense just to cut the DJ link out and go straight into the performance. Surely that is more sensible and preferable than skipping every second episode? It was really annoying how it went from 999th episode to 1001st last week!
Surely cutting a link out wouldn't cost a lot to do? A new voiceover, TOTP2 style, would have been ideal but may have cost them too much.I think the Savile story broke a few months after the 1976 episodes started. Then Dave Lee Travis got caught too!
Someone on another forum who claims to be in the know says the reason the shows aren't edited is because BBC4 don't have the money to do so. This may be true, but if they're going to carry on screening them you'd think they'd sort something out... A lot of people love these shows and it's particularly frustrating when your favourite records are totally skipped because they fall in a period the likes of Savile and Dave Lee Travis were hosting...