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daf

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #360 on: June 27, 2014, 04:21:16 PM »
12 July 1979 : Presenter: Mike Read

(16)    SLICK – Space Bass (and charts)
More tinkering  - pics in a mini frame this time.
(33)    SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – Playground Twist
The feel-good sound of the summer.


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(17)    THOM PACE – Maybe
Any more pie?
(8)    THE BEACH BOYS – Lady Lynda (danced to by Al Jardine's Variable Geometry)
Needs more orange.
(38)    THE POLICE – Can’t Stand Losing You
Another great drum set up from the 'Don't Care' hit-maker.
(30)    RICKIE LEE JONES – Chuck E.’s In Love (video)
Tons of video sparkle on here - someone get out the isopropanol and a cotton bud.
(NEW)    STONEBRIDGE McGUINNESS – Oo-Eeh Baby
Stoneybridge!
(2)    JANET KAY – Silly Games
Repeating the rubbish 'bucket' version - well done idiots!
(32)    PUBLIC IMAGE LTD – Death Disco
Blooming racket!
(26)    SUPERTRAMP – Breakfast In America (video)
Spirited kezmer wig-out from old Aker Bilk there.
(51)    CHANTAL CURTIS – Get Another Love
Pops Orchestra teetering of the edge of total collapse.
(14)    THIN LIZZY – Do Anything You Want To (video)
Yeah - get stuffed plod!
(58)    JUDIE TZUKE – Stay With Me Till Dawn
Tremendous gnashers!
(1)    TUBEWAY ARMY – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
Drummer's got peckish.
(22)    DONNA SUMMER – Bad Girls (and credits)
Toot-toot! Beep-beep!

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #361 on: July 04, 2014, 05:50:37 PM »
19 July 1979 : Presenter: David Jensen

(3)    THE SEX PISTOLS – C’mon Everybody (and charts)
Don't forget your crash helmet!
(50)    THE REAL THING – Boogie Down (Get Funky Now)
Well, he's holding a bass, I'll give him that.
(4)    DAVE EDMUNDS – Girls Talk (video)
Empire State Building making a guest appearance.
(22)    DONNA SUMMER – Bad Girls (danced to by Toot-Toot & Co)
Asking for trouble having a dog on stage with all those lamp-posts.
(42)    DARTS – Duke Of Earl
What seemed fresh in 1978 is now is starting to curl up at the corners.
(26)    U.K. SUBS – Stranglehold
Rock with the caveman.
(38)    THE PRETENDERS – Kid
Contender for best guitar solo of all time.
(24)    THE KNACK – My Sharona
Pumping it up.



(49)    SPARKS – Beat The Clock
Mark and Lard!
(15)    THE BOOMTOWN RATS – I Don’t Like Mondays (video)
Downbeat smash.
(10)    THE DOOLEYS – Wanted
After landing on two banned shows, this gets a TV outing at last.
(25)    THE KORGIS – If I Had You
Tie now back in the orthodox position, tucked safely behind the bass.
(23)    ABBA – Voulez-Vous (video)
Sounds a bit warped - did someone leave this on the radiator overnight?
(1)    TUBEWAY ARMY – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
Struggling to stifle a massive pie-eating 'I'm number one' grin here.
(5)    CHIC – Good Times (and credits)
Disappointingly, this is only played over the charts or the credits (and the charts one is on a skipped show).

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #362 on: July 10, 2014, 03:53:21 PM »
I was getting worried this one was ever going to show up - catch it while you can :
http://vimeo.com/100392639

26 July 1979 : Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E. (800th edition)

Woo! Vintage 'Whole Lotta Love' chart rundown -  Get in!
(50)    SHOWADDYWADDY – Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller
Not sure if this is a cover (it's not the Chuck Berry song of the same name). Great drum sound.
(30)    JUDIE TZUKE – Stay With Me Till Dawn
Detecting a bit of Beth Orton in there.
(35)    BUZZCOCKS – Harmony In My Head
Diggle off the subs bench and straight into the six yard box - GOAL!


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(27)    ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – The Diary Of Horace Wimp (video)
Maxwell's Silver Hammer for the 70's - classic!
(39)    THE UNDERTONES – Here Comes The Summer
Another corker!
(10)    SUPERTRAMP – Breakfast In America (video)
Ooh, almost the whole thing this time.
(41)    TELEX – Rock Around The Clock
Delightfully barmy - makes Tubeway Army sound like a jugband.
(13)    PATRICK HERNANDEZ – Born To Be Alive (danced to by Bubbles & Co)
Erm . . .
(23)    CLIFF RICHARD – We Don’t Talk Anymore
Solid gold smash from the pens of Tarney & Welch.
(15)    THE POLICE – Can’t Stand Losing You
Stripey.
(43)    SPYRO GYRA – Morning Dance
Lovely squelchy jazz solo.
(1)    THE BOOMTOWN RATS – I Don’t Like Mondays (video)
Boo! Double maths.
(18)    RICKIE LEE JONES – Chuck E.’s In Love (and credits)
Here's to the next 800!

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #363 on: July 11, 2014, 05:21:41 PM »
2 August 1979 : Presenter: Peter Powell

(3)    THE DOOLEYS – Wanted (and charts)
Back to full-screen pics.
(23)    SHAM 69 – Hersham Boys
Corduroys?
(37)    OLYMPIC RUNNERS – The Bitch
Theme tune to the fruity Joan Collins film.



(13)    THE KORGIS – If I Had You
Tie update : now positioned in front of the bass, tucked firmly behind the strings.
(5)    ABBA – Voulez-Vous (video)
Cor! Look at them trousers : G-Dang! G-Dang-Dang!
(44)    B.A. ROBERTSON – Bang Bang
Always loved this song - chorus reminds me of The La's 'There She Goes' intro riff.
(4)    DAVE EDMUNDS – Girls Talk (video)
Now intercut with added David Soul style wandering.
(26)    EARTH, WIND & FIRE – After The Love Has Gone (danced to by Bucket, Spade & Co)
Sandbox Explosion-n-n-n-n!
(10)    SPARKS – Beat The Clock
Who put the mescalin in the vision mixers tea!
(41)    THE SPECIALS – Gangsters
Two-Tone's Big Bang.
(22)    DARTS – Duke Of Earl
Frenzied jacket manoeuvers.
(30)    THE GIBSON BROTHERS – Ooh! What A Life
The Powell & Pursey double act make their debut.
(1)    THE BOOMTOWN RATS – I Don’t Like Mondays (video)
500 lines on my desk by the end of detention, Fingers.
(11)    PATRICK HERNANDEZ – Born To Be Alive (and credits)
Someone's sprinkling sand - my money's on Pursey.

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #364 on: July 12, 2014, 09:56:29 PM »
Sue and Lulu didn't dance as a couple again. I hope they sort out their problems.

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #365 on: July 21, 2014, 12:30:48 PM »
Two to squeeze in before BBC4 show the 30 August edition on thursday - here's the first.

(Huge thanks to Neil B who has unearthed an almost complete recording of this show)
http://www.4shared.com/video/6PrJXY2Iba/totp_090879.html

9 August 1979 : Presenter: Dave Lee Travis

(6)    IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS – Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3) (and charts)
Missing, but here he is in the latest Smash Hits :


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(41)    KANDIDATE – Girls Girls Girls
Bouncy.
(2)    CLIFF RICHARD – We Don’t Talk Anymore
Sporting a decadent leather t-shirt. 
(47)    THE FLYING LIZARDS – Money
Following hot on the heels of Telex, it's another oddball stripped-down cover.
(29)    SHOWADDYWADDY – Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller
All in matching duck egg blue suits this time.
(48)    ME & YOU feat. WE THE PEOPLE BAND – You Never Know What You’ve Got
Sprightly.
(8)    ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – The Diary Of Horace Wimp (video)
Bippetty boo-boo, Rippetty-Bippetty bow-wow-wow-wow . . .
(23)    SPYRO GYRA – Morning Dance (danced to by Not a lot & Co)
That's Magic!
(43)    THE MERTON PARKAS – You Need Wheels
Isn't that Old Matey from The Style Council?
(30)    JOE JACKSON – Is She Really Going Out With Him?
Traditional Portsmouth accent there.
(44)    ANGELIC UPSTARTS – Teenage Warning
Oi, Oi, Saveloy!!
(18)    JUDIE TZUKE – Stay With Me Till Dawn
Coo - Look at the size of that guitar!
- - - - - - - - - - -

(1)    THE BOOMTOWN RATS – I Don’t Like Mondays (video)
Gorn, dead, planted.
(3)    ABBA – Voulez-Vous (and credits)
Did DLT drop his trousers at this point? We'll never know.

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #366 on: July 23, 2014, 01:01:54 PM »
Another Neil B Archive special :
http://www.4shared.com/video/rX_4jo5yce/totp_23879.html

23 August 1979 : Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.

(30)    SISTER SLEDGE – Lost In Music (and charts)
Lets face it - it's Chic.
(25)    THE JAM – When You’re Young
Wonder what Foxton did to earn that Blue Peter badge.
(22)    BONEY M – Gotta Go Home (video)
The source for Duck Sauce - What a belter!
(13)    JOE JACKSON – Is She Really Going Out With Him?
Find out on page 6 :


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(44)    RACEY – Boy Oh Boy
Retro sound, but I don't think this is a cover.
(18)    THE FLYING LIZARDS – Money
Dead-pan Ironists.
(35)    BILL LOVELADY – Reggae For It Now
Whatever THAT means.
(12)    ROXY MUSIC – Angel Eyes (video)
Roxy and Abba engage in the battle of the Angel Eyes.
(46)    THE PLANETS – Lines
One of our Top British groups, apparently. And look - it's Kate Robbins!
(15)    SHOWADDYWADDY – Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller
Sha-waddeh-waddeh.
(27)    RANDY VANWARMER – Just When I Needed You Most (danced to by Randy Legwarmers & Co)
Unusual Half-Leg performance.
(17)    SPYRO GYRA – Morning Dance
Crazy name, crazy guys!
(1)    CLIFF RICHARD – We Don’t Talk Anymore
Ditching the leather shirt due to excessive chaffing.
(23)    THE CRUSADERS – Street Life (and credits)
Stay tuned for Dr Who!

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #367 on: July 25, 2014, 09:12:07 PM »
30 August 1979 : Presenter: David Jensen

(22)    THE BELLAMY BROTHERS – If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me (and charts)
Oh, go on then, cheeky chops.
(67)    SECRET AFFAIR – Time For Action
The drummer's REALLY enjoying that chewing gum isn't he. Go on son, get it down you!
(23)    DOLLAR – Love’s Gotta Hold On Me
Weedy.
(44)    NICK LOWE – Cruel To Be Kind
Rockpile's rotating squad system means it should be Billy Bremner's turn next.
(24)    SISTER SLEDGE – Lost In Music (danced to by La Cage aux Folles & Co)
Boo! where are the giant mousetraps?
(10)    THE GIBSON BROTHERS – Ooh! What A Life
A second chance to catch Danny Baker stamping out a small fire.
(20)    GARY NUMAN – Cars
Top work by the drummer here - rightly (for once) shoved to the front of the stage.



(3)    B.A. ROBERTSON – Bang Bang
Tartan Tarzan.
(48)    THE COMMODORES – Sail On
Featuring heavily re-inforced keyboard.
(6)    THE SPECIAL AKA – Gangsters
Kings of the school pencil case.
(28)    JOHNNY MATHIS – Gone Gone Gone (with Gill from Begin the Boogine & Co)
Dipping his toe into the disco pool - would later record an (unreleased) album with Chic!
(25)    THE STRANGLERS – Duchess
Hard. As. Nails.
(1)    CLIFF RICHARD – We Don’t Talk Anymore
And he ain't counting shee-ee-ee-ee-p.
(15)    BONEY M – Gotta Go Home (and credits)
Because I've left the gas on.

And that's your lot for two months!

Bobby Treetops

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #368 on: August 16, 2014, 12:56:07 PM »
If Cliff does get nicked for kiddy fiddling, does that mean they won't show any Top Of The Pops featuring the Peter Pan of Pop? Or will the BBC erase him from history, Saville style?

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #369 on: August 16, 2014, 01:28:16 PM »
He's got another two weeks at number one - hopefully they'll show those when it returns next month.

After that, his next number one is in 1986 (with The Young Ones), all the rest would be fairly easy to edit out - like they do for the 7:30 edit, so no need to scrap the whole show.

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #370 on: September 11, 2014, 05:40:28 PM »
Good news, to help us through this massive gap in the showings, Sue from ver Legs has confirmed on 'One For The Dads' that the repeats will conitune into 1980.

http://legsandco.blogspot.co.uk/p/one-for-dadas-discussion-forum.html

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #371 on: September 11, 2014, 07:42:38 PM »
Woo Hoo! Dusting off my Kelly Marie sailor suit in anticipation!
« Last Edit: September 11, 2014, 07:58:43 PM by daf »

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #372 on: September 26, 2014, 01:46:47 PM »
. . . and we're back in the room!

6 September 1979 : Presenter: Peter Powell

(26)    FRANTIQUE – Strut Your Funky Stuff (and charts)
Incidentally, that 'BBC Music' ident stylus is surely tracking far too heavily - it's plastic arse is in contact with the groove - something that our esteemed host can never be accused of (I have no idea what that means).
(45)    THE RUTS – Something That I Said
Some choice punk graffiti from the streets on show - including 'Dr Mooon' & Ya dig', but sadly, no sign of my favourite : 'Balls by Picasso'.
(9)    RANDY VANWARMER – Just When I Needed You Most (danced to by Luggage & Co)
AROOOGA! AROOOGA! Drip alert! Seriously though, good luck to him.
(52)    MADNESS – The Prince
LOOK!   AT!   THAT! - Total naturals straight off the bat.
Also bonus point awarded for teeny-tiny saxamophone.
And now, you too can learn how to do 'The Wally' - flick to page 7!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51106326@N00/sets/72157622155198859/



(4)    ROXY MUSIC – Angel Eyes (video)
Ooh another sax - bit bigger this time . . . can we make it three in a row? . . .
(7)    THE CRUSADERS – Street Life
DING! DING! DING! Yes we can. Congratulations - Sir is entitled to a cigar or coconut, according to choice.
(11)    ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Don’t Bring Me Down (video)
VVRRRRROOOOOOOSSSSSSS!!!
(19)    THE BELLAMY BROTHERS – If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me (danced to by Bear Chic & Co)
I say - steady on old chap, that sort of thing could result in a five pound fine, followed by some strong remarks from the Bench.
(28)    RACEY – Boy Oh Boy
Get you, Stig Thundercock!
(27)    BILL LOVELADY – Reggae For It Now
Taxi for Lovelady.
(13)    BONEY M – Gotta Go Home (video)
The audience, by now clearly well alight, gamely provide some challenging Bill Bruford-esque polyrhythms for the 'M' to negotiate.
(1)    CLIFF RICHARD – We Don’t Talk Anymore
Peter in his own special Cliff booth . . . But lo! Whats this? An intruder!
Luckily he gets swiftly tugged off, leaving Peter alone with old leather-face.
(5)    THE FLYING LIZARDS – Money (and credits)
KLAK-KLAK-KLAK-KLAK Welcome to the Eighties!

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #373 on: September 27, 2014, 11:13:41 AM »
So with DLT getting a suspended sentence will it mean that they'll end up showing the shows he's on now?

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #374 on: September 27, 2014, 12:09:09 PM »
Sadly, I think there's virtually no chance of this - the conviction alone (whatever the sentence) seems to be enough to frighten the BBC horses.

Hopefully the compilers of the 'Big Hits 1980' will take a look at the Savile and DLT shows, and use some of the otherwise unavailable performances in their compilation - I think that's the best we can hope for.

For any compilers reading, here's the list of songs that are only on DLT or Savile shows for 1980 :

6 March 1980: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis
CAPTAIN & TENILLE – Do That To Me One More Time (video)
U.K. SUBS – Warhead
MARTHA & THE MUFFINS – Echo Beach
FERN KINNEY – Together We Are Beautiful (danced to by Legs & Co)
TONY RALLO & THE MIDNIGHT BAND – Holdin’ On

17 April 1980: Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.
PHIL LYNOTT – Dear Miss Lonely Hearts
GIRL – Hollywood Tease
BLONDIE – Call Me (danced to by Legs & Co)
SHAM 69 – Tell The Children

15 May 1980: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis
SQUEEZE – Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)
MYSTIC MERLIN – Just Can’t Give You Up (danced to by Legs & Co)
THE FOUR BUCKETEERS – The Bucket Of Water Song
PETER GABRIEL – No Self Control

4 September 1980: Presenters: Dave Lee Travis & Kevin Keegan
SECRET AFFAIR – Sound Of Confusion
BILLY JOEL – It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me (danced to by Legs & Co)
THE BEAT – Best Friend
THE CLASH – Bankrobber (crowd dancing over credits)

11 September 1980: Presenters: Jimmy Savile O.B.E. & Richard Skinner
THE SKIDS – Circus Games
BLACK SABBATH – Paranoid (video)
ELVIS PRESLEY – It’s Only Love (danced to by Legs & Co)
SPLODGENESSABOUNDS – Two Little Boys

2 October 1980: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis
GILLAN – Trouble
THIN LIZZY – Killer On The Loose (video)
CHANGE – Searching (danced to by Legs & Co)
ODYSSEY – If You’re Looking For A Way Out (video)
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Three Little Birds (crowd dancing/credits)

23 October 1980: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis
KELLY MARIE – Loving Just For Fun
AIR SUPPLY – All Out Of Love (video)
KATE BUSH – Army Dreamers (video)
OTTAWAN – D.I.S.C.O. (danced to by Legs & Co)

6 November 1980: Presenters: Jimmy Savile O.B.E. & Richard Skinner
KOOL & THE GANG – Celebration
DENNIS WATERMAN with THE DENNIS WATERMAN BAND – I Could Be So Good For You
STEPHANIE MILLS – Never Knew Love Like This Before (video)
ROXY MUSIC – The Same Old Scene (danced to by Legs & Co)
UB40 – The Earth Dies Screaming
MOTÖRHEAD – Äce Of Spädes

20 November 1980: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis
THE BOOMTOWN RATS – Banana Republic (video)
DIANA ROSS – I’m Coming Out (danced to by Legs & Co)
EDDY GRANT – Do You Feel My Love?
ROD STEWART – Passion (video)

25 December 1980: Presenters: Jimmy Savile O.B.E. & Peter Powell
LIPPS INC – Funky Town (danced to by Legs & Co)
LEO SAYER – More Than I Can Say

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #375 on: September 27, 2014, 12:26:33 PM »
So with DLT getting a suspended sentence will it mean that they'll end up showing the shows he's on now?

Hopefully yes. He's been given a suspended sentence of three months so in an ideal world BBC4 would start repeating his shows once it had expired.

However, I'm not holding my breath given frankly irrational coverage like this recent Daily Mail story http://www.donotlink.com/bt3e. There's the cake eating headline which manages to criticise the BBC for airing the footage and also puts scare quotes around the word "disappears" to imply the BBC did something wrong by editing the footage for the iplayer. Plus the amazing mismatch between the quote from the lawyer "it is a constant reminder of what they have been through," and the link to the "Crimes that shook Britain: Jimmy Savile" story which has an picture of a half naked Savile (the top half, fortunately) as its thumbnail.

I frequently get fed up with the supine way the BBC responds to criticism, but when it's that unreasonable I wouldn't be surprised if the BBC decides the simplest solution is to never repeat any more DLT editions.

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #376 on: September 27, 2014, 12:32:33 PM »
Sadly, I think there's virtually no chance of this - the conviction alone (whatever the sentence) seems to be enough to frighten the BBC horses.

Hopefully the compilers of the 'Big Hits 1980' will take a look at the Savile and DLT shows, and use some of the otherwise unavailable performances in their compilation - I think that's the best we can hope for.

For any compilers reading, here's the list of songs that are only on DLT or Savile shows for 1980 :

6 March 1980: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis
CAPTAIN & TENILLE – Do That To Me One More Time (video)
U.K. SUBS – Warhead
MARTHA & THE MUFFINS – Echo Beach
FERN KINNEY – Together We Are Beautiful (danced to by Legs & Co)
TONY RALLO & THE MIDNIGHT BAND – Holdin’ On

17 April 1980: Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.
PHIL LYNOTT – Dear Miss Lonely Hearts
GIRL – Hollywood Tease
BLONDIE – Call Me (danced to by Legs & Co)
SHAM 69 – Tell The Children

15 May 1980: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis
SQUEEZE – Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)
MYSTIC MERLIN – Just Can’t Give You Up (danced to by Legs & Co)
THE FOUR BUCKETEERS – The Bucket Of Water Song
PETER GABRIEL – No Self Control

4 September 1980: Presenters: Dave Lee Travis & Kevin Keegan
SECRET AFFAIR – Sound Of Confusion
BILLY JOEL – It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me (danced to by Legs & Co)
THE BEAT – Best Friend
THE CLASH – Bankrobber (crowd dancing over credits)

11 September 1980: Presenters: Jimmy Savile O.B.E. & Richard Skinner
THE SKIDS – Circus Games
BLACK SABBATH – Paranoid (video)
ELVIS PRESLEY – It’s Only Love (danced to by Legs & Co)
SPLODGENESSABOUNDS – Two Little Boys

2 October 1980: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis
GILLAN – Trouble
THIN LIZZY – Killer On The Loose (video)
CHANGE – Searching (danced to by Legs & Co)
ODYSSEY – If You’re Looking For A Way Out (video)
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Three Little Birds (crowd dancing/credits)

23 October 1980: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis
KELLY MARIE – Loving Just For Fun
AIR SUPPLY – All Out Of Love (video)
KATE BUSH – Army Dreamers (video)
OTTAWAN – D.I.S.C.O. (danced to by Legs & Co)

6 November 1980: Presenters: Jimmy Savile O.B.E. & Richard Skinner
KOOL & THE GANG – Celebration
DENNIS WATERMAN with THE DENNIS WATERMAN BAND – I Could Be So Good For You
STEPHANIE MILLS – Never Knew Love Like This Before (video)
ROXY MUSIC – The Same Old Scene (danced to by Legs & Co)
UB40 – The Earth Dies Screaming
MOTÖRHEAD – Äce Of Spädes

20 November 1980: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis
THE BOOMTOWN RATS – Banana Republic (video)
DIANA ROSS – I’m Coming Out (danced to by Legs & Co)
EDDY GRANT – Do You Feel My Love?
ROD STEWART – Passion (video)

25 December 1980: Presenters: Jimmy Savile O.B.E. & Peter Powell
LIPPS INC – Funky Town (danced to by Legs & Co)
LEO SAYER – More Than I Can Say

I'm trying to work out what it says about my taste in music that the first time I looked down that list my reaction was, "fuck, not The Four Bucketeers!" Still at least Keith Michell and Captain Beaky is safely tucked away in a Kid Jensen edition.

Given how associated Two Little Boys is with Rolf Harris, I wonder if the Splodgenessabounds performance might have been doomed anyway.

daf

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #377 on: September 30, 2014, 02:04:56 PM »
Apes Ivories and Peacocks to that Prophet, Seer and Sage, the Angel of the Age, Neil B for this drop of golden sun:
http://www.4shared.com/video/CEW4eGx1ba/TOTP_130979.html   [1]


13 September 1979 : Presenter: Dave Lee Travis

(17)    SISTER SLEDGE – Lost In Music (and charts)
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(26)    NICK LOWE – Cruel To Be Kind
Exquisite Nicholas Hilliard oval miniature.
(24)    THE COMMODORES – Sail On (video)
Sailing? . . . Hang Gliding? . . . eh, close enough!
(23)    FRANTIQUE – Strut Your Funky Stuff (danced to by Sho' nuff & Co)
Flouncy!
(2)    GARY NUMAN – Cars
Synchronized manual transmission.
(27)    SECRET AFFAIR – Time For Action
Dr Super & Bo P.Ps not giving Banksy a run for his money.



(30)    GERRY RAFFERTY – Get It Right Next Time (video)
William G Stewart on electric clavioline.
(9)    DOLLAR – Love’s Gotta Hold On Me
Dr Geldof prescribes : More roughage.
(32)    SQUEEZE – Slap And Tickle
Oh Dave!
(21)    JOHNNY MATHIS – Gone Gone Gone (with Gill from Last Knockings & Co)
But not forgotten.
(28)    U.K. SUBS – Tomorrow’s Girls
Wig!
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(1)    CLIFF RICHARD – We Don’t Talk Anymore
(14)    THE STRANGLERS – Duchess (and credits)
 1. (the 4shared downloading system seems to have been devised by renegades too hot for The Krypton Factor. There's a lot of rogue 'download' ad buttons you need to avoid. To download the actual show, you have to  -
1. sign up (e-mail address and password) (maybe you will need to click on the link again after doing this - not sure)
2. click on the small 'download' button under the video (next to 'share' and 'add to my account') - ignore all the others.
3. This makes a new page with 'waiting time 20 seconds'
4. Click on the grey 'free download' button - this will start the 20 second countdown. When it reaches '0', the file will start downloading to your computer

daf

  • some weirdo taking the piss
Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #378 on: October 05, 2014, 12:08:48 PM »
20 September 1979 : Presenter: Mike Read

(22)    RACEY – Boy Oh Boy (and charts)
Yipee! No BBC FOUR ident for the second week in a row - well done keep it up chaps!
(51)    THE STARJETS – War Stories
"For you, Corporal Timothy Aloysius Cadwallader "Dum Dum" Dugan, zee war is over" . . . >BIFF< . . . "Ha! Take that, Fritz!"
(27)    KATE BUSH – Them Heavy People (video)
Gurdjieff and Jeeeeezoooooooo. (Boob zips!)
(23)    MADNESS – The Prince
Big Sax!
(4)    THE BELLAMY BROTHERS – If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Have Me Arrested (video)
Voluminous leather chaps.
(24)    THE JAGS – Back Of My Hand
Cheekily pinching the Costello New Wave sound, red trousers and all.
(45)    THE TOURISTS – The Loneliest Man In The World
Sing along - page 26:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51106326@N00/sets/72157622228489557/



(8)    THE POLICE – Message In A Bottle (video)
Who let David Lee Roth in here?
(55)    SAD CAFÉ – Every Day Hurts
Daring side mullet. Keyboardist emoting wildly.
(26)    RAINBOW – Since You’ve Been Gone (video)
Singer Graham 'I think I can hear something rattling under the' Bonnet looking startlingly out of place amongst all the hairy Metallers.
(3)    ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Don’t Bring Me Down (danced to by Hi-viz Tabard & Co)
Playing fast and loose with Health and Safety here. Hold on tight Sue!
(1)    GARY NUMAN – Cars
Molybdenum synchromesh.
(12)    BILL LOVELADY – Reggae For It Now (and credits)
Oh, pipe down!

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #379 on: October 05, 2014, 03:36:14 PM »
Cracking episode this week. I'm a bit mystified at the choice of cutting the Jags in the studio from the early showing, but leaving in the Bellamy Brothers on video.

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #380 on: October 05, 2014, 06:11:12 PM »

(45)    THE TOURISTS – The Loneliest Man In The World
Sing along - page 26:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51106326@N00

I'm guessing this is the TOTP debut of a certain Miss Lennox and Mr Stewart then.

daf

  • some weirdo taking the piss
Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #381 on: October 06, 2014, 11:45:29 AM »
I'm guessing this is the TOTP debut of a certain Miss Lennox and Mr Stewart then.

This would be their first showing on BBC FOUR, but they had an earlier single on the skipped 7 June (Jimmy Savile) edition.

The link for the full show got 'sabotaged' a while ago, but here's that performance (in a slightly cropped version) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrF8JaJA2qw

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #382 on: October 06, 2014, 12:08:27 PM »
This would be their first showing on BBC FOUR, but they had an earlier single on the skipped 7 June (Jimmy Savile) edition.

The link for the full show got 'sabotaged' a while ago, but here's that performance (in a slightly cropped version) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrF8JaJA2qw

Ah i forget that the show was going through a period where they played songs out of the top 40. I'm pretty sure though that by the mid 80s they tended not to play any non-top 40. I think they'd just show snippets of some new releases instead.

daf

  • some weirdo taking the piss
Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #383 on: October 07, 2014, 07:15:26 PM »
Another one from the Neil B archives -
http://www.4shared.com/video/08Zs3R8Xce/TOTP_270979.html

27 September 1979 : Presenter: Jimmy Savile O.B.E.

(7)    BLONDIE – Dreaming (and charts)
Look out - it's the the Young (old) New Mexican puppeteer!
(10)    FRANTIQUE – Strut Your Funky Stuff
Rodney's main saxaphone solo, as promised.
(48)    ERROL DUNKLEY – O.K. Fred
Yagga Yagga.
(45)    THE SKIDS – Charade
Bouncing Banana.
(44)    THE DOOLEYS – The Chosen Few
The horror! The horror!
(16)    MICHAEL JACKSON – Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough (video)
Absolutely fantastic - what a cracker!
(46)    JOHN DU CANN – Don’t Be A Dummy
Gary Numan sung a version of this for a Lee Cooper Jeans advert.
(31)    DAVE EDMUNDS – Queen Of Hearts
Dapper Gents.
(29)    AL HUDSON & THE PARTNERS – You Can Do It (danced to by One Lump or Two & Co)
Homage to Wieland Wagner's groundbreaking minimal shipboard staging of Tristan und Isolde : We join the action in Act One (with Brangene cunningly hidden under Sue's box).
(12)    STATUS QUO – Whatever You Want (video)
The Boogie Kings.



(NEW)    THE NOLAN SISTERS – Spirit Body And Soul
Surprisingly late debut from The Nolans - who would seem more suited to the pre-punk era Pops.
(1)    THE POLICE – Message In A Bottle (video)
Sending out an . . . Esso Blue.
(24)    BUGGLES – Video Killed The Radio Star (and credits)
Genius! Pop perfection.

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #384 on: October 09, 2014, 10:38:13 AM »
I've been writing about Top of the Pops for a friend's blog here: http://thiswayupzine.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/top-of-pops-79-6979.html#more

My rate is much slower than daf's so the Peter Powell edition has only just gone up.

daf

  • some weirdo taking the piss
Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #385 on: October 09, 2014, 10:52:04 AM »
Good stuff!

Looks like a cracking show tonight - particularly for fans of New Wave pop and . . . uh-oh, run for your lives, it's . . . Lena Martell!

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #386 on: October 09, 2014, 11:15:33 AM »
Good stuff!

Looks like a cracking show tonight - particularly for fans of New Wave pop and . . . uh-oh, run for your lives, it's . . . Lena Martell!

SWEET JESUS!

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #387 on: October 09, 2014, 05:13:12 PM »
20 September 1979 : Presenter: Mike Read

(22)    RACEY – Boy Oh Boy (and charts)
Yipee! No BBC FOUR ident for the second week in a row - well done keep it up chaps!
(51)    THE STARJETS – War Stories
"For you, Corporal Timothy Aloysius Cadwallader "Dum Dum" Dugan, zee war is over" . . . >BIFF< . . . "Ha! Take that, Fritz!"
(27)    KATE BUSH – Them Heavy People (video)
Gurdjieff and Jeeeeezoooooooo. (Boob zips!)
(23)    MADNESS – The Prince
Big Sax!
(4)    THE BELLAMY BROTHERS – If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Have Me Arrested (video)
Voluminous leather chaps.
(24)    THE JAGS – Back Of My Hand
Cheekily pinching the Costello New Wave sound, red trousers and all.
(45)    THE TOURISTS – The Loneliest Man In The World
Sing along - page 26:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51106326@N00/sets/72157622228489557/



(8)    THE POLICE – Message In A Bottle (video)
Who let David Lee Roth in here?
(55)    SAD CAFÉ – Every Day Hurts
Daring side mullet. Keyboardist emoting wildly.
(26)    RAINBOW – Since You’ve Been Gone (video)
Singer Graham 'I think I can hear something rattling under the' Bonnet looking startlingly out of place amongst all the hairy Metallers.
(3)    ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Don’t Bring Me Down (danced to by Hi-viz Tabard & Co)
Playing fast and loose with Health and Safety here. Hold on tight Sue!
(1)    GARY NUMAN – Cars
Molybdenum synchromesh.
(12)    BILL LOVELADY – Reggae For It Now (and credits)
Oh, pipe down!

Just got round to watching this edition. During The Jags performance, just after the first chorus, the red trousered guitarist can be seen in the back of the shot laughing at something. One of the cymbals has fallen over near him, it stays on the floor for the rest of the song but The Jags keep playing like old pros.

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #388 on: October 09, 2014, 07:51:28 PM »
When Elvis Costello first heard The Jags single  while on his U.S.tour, he commented, "Cheeky bastards. Let's get home quick and show them who's boss."

daf

  • some weirdo taking the piss
Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four
« Reply #389 on: October 10, 2014, 06:00:57 PM »
4 October 1979 : Presenter: David Jensen

(16)    MADNESS – The Prince (and charts)
Oddly muted 'T' on Frantique caption.
(42)    XTC – Making Plans For Nigel
Introducing Rudolf Nureyev as the Riddler.
(2)    BLONDIE – Dreaming (video)
Careful - they might pop out!
(54)    MATUMBI – Point Of View
As well as the rubber snake there's a surprise plastic dog poop under his hat.
(6)    BUGGLES – Video Killed The Radio Star (video)
Fantastic production - listen to that HUGE bass!
(21)    SAD CAFÉ – Every Day Hurts
Hello, and welcome to Brass Eye.
(24)    SQUEEZE – Slap And Tickle
(flexi-disc not included)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51106326@N00/sets/72157622410623634/



(11)    KATE BUSH – Them Heavy People (danced to by The Last of the Steam-Powered Dames & Co)
What is this - a studio version of the live arrangement - or was it recorded at a soundcheck?
(8)    RAINBOW – Since You’ve Been Gone (video)
Grotty pumps and no socks? No wonder she's gone!
(27)    THE JAGS – Back Of My Hand
"Just a cake and sad"? Eh, what?
(28)    LENA MARTELL – One Day At A Time
Second song in a row sung in a fraudulent American accent - she's from Scotland, and by rights, Old Matey from The Jags should have sounded like Geoffrey Boycott ("Eh up! Just yon cake and sad, sithee!")
(1)    THE POLICE – Message In A Bottle (video)
I wear a bowtie now, bowties are cool! . . . >EEE-EYH-OHHH<
(12)    NICK LOWE – Cruel To Be Kind (and credits)
In honour of 'The Peebles', the rarely seen oval variant makes it's debut!