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Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three

Started by daf, November 05, 2020, 08:25:18 PM

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daf


buzby

Quote from: daf on May 13, 2022, 08:32:22 PMCome!
Come!
Come into my . . .
Those attempts at the falsetto choruses were piss poor. Robbie Williams seems to have been the only one who had a decent voice (at this point, anyway)

cosmic-hearse

Charts were a tad moribund at the end of 1992 - all covers & old timers

cosmic-hearse

That said, enjoyed the brief glimpse of The Lemonheads & their contribution to the era's inertia. I do have a vague memory of Dando & co appearing live on the show, so maybe there's that to look forward to next week?

bgmnts

Finally started checking these out and there are only a few weeks of '92 on iplayer. Was shocked at how many of the songs were covers.

Phil Collins rockin' it with Invisible Touch has been a highlight so far.

Pauline Walnuts

I think Tony was trying to get more dialogue into this one show than John Peel did in five appearances.


Norton Canes

#2886
What a week. We've had the builders in (not a euphemism) ripping out the bathroom and installing a new one so everything upstairs is coated in a layer of white dust and grit, it looks like Ringstone Round after an alien harvesting (see, it's not always Doctor Who). I'm a bit worried, actually, because today, after enduring their builders' radio pumping out Capital FM for a whole week I finally plucked up the courage to ask them if they wouldn't mind turning it (the fuck) down - so we'll probably have our hot and cold taps plumbed in reverse and find a big shit in the airing cupboard. But you don't want to hear about that! You want to hear about big suits, shiny curtains and huge melisma. Well you've come to the right place!


3rd December Presenter: Tony Dortie
   
[TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains pallid ginger men sweating heavily under studio lights]

So welcome again to TOTP 1992 style. Make the most of it, not many left! In keeping with the early 90's ethos of alternative lifestyles this episode also provides an inclusive space for music from the 70's and 80's. But it kicks off in contemporary fashion with another killer single from Stereo MC's and after their Connected turn it's very much as you were on the big stage, Cath and co. absolutely destroying it with a cadaverous Rob Birch cavorting berserkly like a just-struck Swan Vesta, or Raggedy from Rupert the Bear's consumptive junkie uncle, or like his spacesuit has shredded and he's in the process of attempting atmospheric re-entry face first. He really is a simile writer's gift. Hope you had a great time in Amsterdam, Rob! (Hands up anyone else who thought Tony's Norman Lamont quip was based on Julian Clary's Comedy Awards 'fisting' remark, before realising that was in 1993?)

Pretty sure an entire dissertation could be written about the video for Heal The World so an in-depth analysis is sadly outside the scope of this brief piece so I'll summarise with "Holy shit, what were they thinking?". Was it actually filmed in global troublespots? Or in the shell of some set-dressed New York demolition site? I never thought occupation by hostile military forces could be so wistful. War, eh? Bloody hell, it makes you want to do a big old sigh. Almost had to watch through fingers in front of eyes the bit where the little girl clutching a tiny flower trots up to a bunch of friendly (and pretty hot!) squaddies and the camera catches the word PROVO'S scrawled on the wall. Actual grafitti, or added for authenticity? Full marks either way. In the extended version, a Palestinian child paints butterflies on the face of a benign Israeli soldier as handsome members of the IDF look kindly on. Sorry Michael, but the greatest horror you present to us here is your attempt to rhyme 'brothers' with 'ploughshares'. (edit: turns out most of it was filmed in Burundi)

Anyway while we're here, let's take a look at one or two of those top 40 entries, because there's some crackers. Not that I condone mentioning songs that aren't actually on the show because if you didn't actually make it onto the show then you're nowhere, do you here? Nowhere. I feel like I've been sucked into some kind of 1992 wormhole because after reading Pink Gregory's First Time Sonic thread I've been playing Sonic almost continuously, just like in 1992 when I was a workshy dole scum. So I was pleased to discover that unlike that Marioland atrocity, H.W.A featuring Sonic The Hedgehog's Supersonic (in at #35 and co-produced by Jeremy 'Haysi Fantayzee' Healy) is pretty damn good. Also, it's a crying shame we were denied a studio performance of Club 69's saucy tune Let Me Be Your Underwear. And it would be hugely remiss not to present an opoprtunity for you all to enjoy 7, another sweet cloud floating in Prince's musical utopia. My misophonia makes that whispered intro a skin-crawling listen tho'. 

It's a swift and deserved return to the fray for Glenn Frey and Carol K. Is Glenn singing live here, or doing a cheeky mime? Maybe those old 80's TOTP habits die hard. Memo to BBC FOUR: the next Top Of The Pops compilation show should be Big Suit Rock. Dina brings it down for the lovers on a basic yet provocative set which reinforces the song's message by prominently featuring a large pair of wide open pink curtains and an equally suggestive protuberant pink seat. Hey, sometimes you don't need much to get your point across. Though that pair of flambeaux do make it look like she's singing in one of the underground passageways from Doomdark's Revenge.

Next it's Breakers ahoy, and I think with the benefit of hindsight Tony will realise he's let himself down with his R.E.M. quip. Come on Tony mate, up your game! U2 shake the metaphorical drops off at the end of their Achtung Baby stream of piss (sorry, that sounds unkinder than I intended) with the LP's fifth single; I ask again, as I did the other week - has any album ever had a good fifth single release? Genuinely got nothing to say about the Continuity Boney M's vacuous variety turn. In fact, it was so tiresome the only thing I thought while it was on were the audience shots. It's nice that the show now has lovely large stages with plenty of space for epic performances, but the unfortunate flipside is the punters are now shunted into a dark little pit, with no gantries, platforms or podia from which they can flaunt their funky moves. Perhaps that's just as well as the seem a pretty uninspiring bunch, a far cry from the party people (yes I know some of the were ringers) that shook their bits to the hits in Pops eras past. Although, the lads at 18:00 (on the iPlayer) appear to be making some kind of statement. A 'Q', and is that an 'L', or an 'I'? 'QUIT'? Is it supposed to be a protest?

Crikey, we're at the arse-end of the show already. Madonna jumps on the nostalgia badwagon by recording a single that sounds a lot like 'Vogue'. Fucking hell Arch Dyson, don't make sudden cuts to close-ups of Mick Hucknall like that! Ooh now I know this Simply Red one, where have I heard it before? Of course, it's the B-side of 1987's Infidelity. How could I forget? One of those songs you can never hear too many times eh! Speaking of which... ah, we'll do Whitney and her huge melisma another time yeah.


10th December Presenter: Mark Franklin

Well, this is it. We're definitely in the home straight now. The flamme rouge has been passed and the sprint is on. And who's hit the front but Take That, on the drops and giving it full gas. This time round it's Robbie leading them out with GC specialist Gary sheltering in the peloton. Only let's be brutal, Gary wasn't really built to be a dancer, was he. Look at him, incongruous in his long-sleeved stonewash among the lithe, bare torsos of Mark et al, lurching ponderously with all the lightness and agility of Talos the stop-motion bronze giant in Ray Harryhausen's Jason and the Argonauts. More like Jason (Orange) and the Large-o-naut huh! Check that expression, he's really not enjoying himself - in contrast to Robbie, of course, who with his cocksure Joker grin is having a whale of a time out front. The Take That experience is still ludicrously amateurish but surely even the most grizzled curmudgeon would have to admit it does have a certain ingenuous charm.

Besides, it's thin pickings elsewhere on the Pops tonight. Shai attempt to emulate The Flying Pickets' 1983 acapella Xmas chart-topper. A half-decent indie band shows up in the Breakers but inevitably it's with a cover version. Also in the Breakers we're reminded of 808 State's career-low-point collab with UB40 - it's their last TOTP appearance and no way to go out. Probably the most thrilling moment of the whole show is when Mark announces that technical problem in Connecticut, which is a real shame, not because we don't get to see Diana Ross perform it live but because watching even tiny excerpts from The Land Before Time always reduces me to tears.

And the rest, to paraphrase the Bard, is deso. Pure, uncut, high-grade, mood-fucking, mind-destroying deso, cooked to a froth and mainlined straight into our eye sockets, leaving us hollow, wasted and vacant, able to do nothing but stare with the fixed, empty gaze of a stupefied junkie, like the hopeless Pops addicts we are. 1992 you bastard, what have you done to us? You gave us so much, only to reduce us to this, a condition where we envy a vegetable.

Seriously, I give up. I'd love to pop out a couple of paras on Cliff's latest festive fiasco or concoct a hilarious skit describing why KWS drafted Gareth Hale in on keyboards but TBH I'd rather do something more enjoyable and constructive.

I know! Rank the 1992 number ones. Let's go!

12. Right Said Fred - Deeply Dippy
A horrible, plodding, ineptly-sung saucy postcard pastiche, redeemed only by that brass middle eight. Not fit for purpose.

11. KWS - Please Don't Go
Along with Undercover, KWS have been the tentpoles supporting 92's sudden and inexplicable plague of clubbed-up cover versions. Please do go - to grave

10. Erasure - Abba-esque EP
Oh Vince, what have you done? You've let us down, you've let Abba down - but most of all... yeah. Nice to see you finally top the charts but mate, you should've left these for B-sides.

9. Boyz II Men - End Of The Road
Buzzing off the sheer histrionics, and I'd say that after its stint at the top I liked it more than before, but sorry, the year had much better chart-toppers.

8. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Admittedly does well what it sets out to do and there's no denying the influence it has over singing styles to this day. And whatever people say, it's definitely not a dirge. But it definitely is the eighth-best number one single of the year.

7. Snap - Rhythm Is A Dancer
Probably the biggest compliment I can give this is that it's best of the also-rans. Gleaming Euro-pop bodywork with an impressive bassline under the hood.

6. Jimmy Nail - Ain't No Doubt
Grimly fascinating rather than especially good. Distressingly listenable.

5. Charles and Eddie - Would I Lie To You
A little shaft of summer in late November. As gentle and enjoyable as blowing on a dandelion clock and watching the seeds drift away in the breeze.

4. Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite
Lovely, genuine curio, old-school songwriting with an abstract twist.

Spoiler alert
3. Wet Wet Wet - Goodnight Girl
A shock third place for this overlooked classic. Like a big old fabric softener sheet in your tumble dryer, filling the top slot with mountain freshness.
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Spoiler alert
1. = Shakespears Sister - Stay
1. = The Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode
What a cop-out! Sorry, just couldn't separate this brace of fantastic chart-toppers, equally brilliant but in such different ways. Both forward-looking, both imaginative, both sounding inpeccable even now. Both enduring proof that 1992 could match the quality of any other year.
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Hey if we're doing this, why not make it a full-on TOTP Best of '92 ceremony? Let's have:

Best number one
Favourite studio performance
Favourite episode
Favourite presenter
Favourite moment - good or bad

That's if you can remember any of it. Mind like a sieve, me. The Top Of The Pops Archive page for 1992 should be of some assistance. Right, I need to go, there's a disgusting smell coming from the bathroom. I think I'd better check the airing cupboard

bigfatheart

The lead singer from the Trammps was definitely taking their name quite literally, wasn't he? Or maybe he'd caught the Stereo MC's the weak before and felt inspired by Rob Birch's scruffiness. Ah well. It was basically the sort of thing you'd find on a cheap £3 soul compilation CD with the tiniest asterisks next to certain songs to inform you, if you're looking really closely, that these are not the original recordings. Still, by aspiring to such lofty heights KWS have upped their game considerably, and the Trammps themselves gave it their all.

Boney M, though, always lived or died on how mental Bobby was going, so to show up sans Bobby is to be D.O.A., sadly (oh Bobby!). Not-Bobby also failed to grasp the essence of Bobby, which is to totally ignore his bandmates - the real Bobby wouldn't be strutting up to your lady with the talon of hair, he'd be spinning and cossack-dancing as if he hadn't even noticed there was anybody else on stage with him! Poor show all round.

Mark Franklin's innate unflappability on show yet again, as he calmly lets us know that Diana Ross is at Chiswick roundabout with all the disappointment that this requires, i.e. none. Presumably Tony would have told us we were "having more technical difficulties than Norman Lamont in a branch of Thresher's!" or something. Also, bonus points to Mark for telling us that the WWF Superstars were in the charts with "their version" of Slam Jam, as if they were reviving an old Neil Young number in their own inimitable style.

I'd only recently become aware that East 17 and Gabrielle's 'If You Ever' was a cover, so to hear the original from the Flying II Pickets was a weird feeling. Appearance justified by them being at number 2 in the US charts, which over here translates to *consults Wikipedia* number 36. Hmm. I'm assuming they shared management or a label or whatever with a bigger artist we've had/are having soon, leading to some "you'll get [megastar] if you give my boys Shai a leg-up in the UK" shenanigans.

Jacko, mawkish pap, obviously. Cliff? Fucking hell, even Saviour's Day was better than this. Simply Red? Can't remember how it went, couldn't remember how it went while I was listening to it. Madonna? Surprisingly good, that.

Ah, 1993 is so close, with so many more Tory sleaze scandals for Tony Dortie to sink his biting satirical wit into! Will he tell us that U2 have gone "back to basics, just like John Major"? Will he call Madonna "the David Mellor of pop, you know, because of all that toe-sucking business"? Will he introduce vintage footage of Berlin by saying they'll "Take Your Breath Away more than that MP who was *mimes wanking while rolling his eyes back in his head and lolling his tongue about*"? Only time will tell!

How dare you put Deeply Dippy behind Rhythm is a Dancer, I Will Always Love You, End of the Road, Goodnight Girl and Erasure's lazy Abba covers!!  Rhythm is a Dancer in particular is pure shit (and it's not particularly a problem with Snap, as I quite like some of the Madman's Return album), but Deeply Dippy shows more musicality than most of those #1s.  In my humble but absolutely objectively correct opinion (winky face).

Both episodes open strong then fade.

Stereo MCs throw a tonne of energy at it. Great tune.

Take That, then, last single from Take That and Party It's a simple set-up but it works. Gary's hair is still up, like Iceman from Top Gun. It's only when its brushed down that they hit the stratosphere. Lessons to be learnt there.

The rest? A forgettable Freddie number, WWF Superstars, Cliff. Christ. It was only a few years back he was working with PWL.

As for the favourite No 1?

Well, I agree with the Top 3 above, so that's no fun. But the one that's climbed in my personal ratings as a bit of a tune, actually, is ain't no doubt.

bigfatheart

Quote from: Norton Canes on May 14, 2022, 09:25:29 AMI know! Rank the 1992 number ones. Let's go!

Right, for me, then:

12. KWS - Please Don't Go
Shite chancers, and Forest fans. Fuck off.

11. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Not for me, sorry. A gauche bludgeoning that casts a malign shadow over so much shite to come.

10. Erasure - ABBA-esque EP
I like Erasure, I like ABBA, but this isn't much more than a pleasantly diverting trifle. It's a shame it's their only number one, albeit not a surprise that it got there (fanbase of popular band + fanbase of massive band) - baffling that it spent five weeks at number one. Definitely a dry year.

9. Right Said Fred - Deeply Dippy
The key is to put aside all the sheer hatred that these oily bell-ends rightly inspire these days, and remember them as pedlars of rinky-dink end of the pier pop for Grandmas. Not as overplayed as I'm Too Sexy, doesn't show up Richard Fairbrass' vocal limitations as badly as Don't Talk Just Kiss, and you can imagine a milkman whistling it on his rounds, which is about the right level for them. And the horn break's good.

8. Snap! - Rhythm is a Dancer
Nice bassline, not much else. Don't hate it as much as Norton does.

7. Wet Wet Wet - Goodnight Girl
A pleasant surprise in the end, this, when it first showed up I was baffled by the fact it was about to go to the top, but it's pretty decent, even if you can see why it's not one of the better-remembered number ones of the era. Think I'll feel quite warmly to this showing up for the Christmas special.

6. Boyz II Men - End of the Road
A guilty pleasure. I don't know why I find Whitney's full-pelt over-emoting with no room for light or shade so off-putting, but am charmed by the Boyz doing the same - maybe it's because having four people doing it as opposed to just one pushes it into the realm of comedy?

5. Jimmy Nail - Ain't No Doubt
Infinitely better than it has any right to be. One last time for old time's sake: SHE'S LYIN

4. Shakespears Sister - Stay
Right, and now we're into the properly good number ones of the year. I feel like this is at the bottom of that substrata for me because it was the one I tired of the most over its reign, but it was nice to get over my childhood fear of Siobhan Fahey and develop some more, um, adult feelings about Siobhan Fahey.

3. The Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode
I'm not as much Mr Dance as a lot of you guys, so I don't really feel like I have the vocabulary or the right mindset to talk about and analyse acts like the Shamen when there are people here so much more knowledgeable than me. However, I have always known from an early age that this is a banger.

2. Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite
A lovely one-off. When so many of this year's big hits have been unsubtle and thudding, it's nice to have something enigmatic and mysterious.

1. Charles & Eddie - Would I Lie To You?
Just feels like a lovely warm bath to me, like I'm settling down with my parents on a Friday night circa 1997 to watch Channel 4's selection of American sitcoms, not really getting many of the jokes but laughing along and thinking how nice it'd be to live in New York but mostly just happy that I didn't have school for a couple of days. And yes, I know a song from 1992 shouldn't make me nostalgic for 1997, but that's America for you, eh?

Quote from: Norton Canes on May 14, 2022, 09:25:29 AMHey if we're doing this, why not make it a full-on TOTP Best of '92 ceremony? Let's have:

Favourite studio performance

I'm going to cheat and go for a satellite performance: En Vogue with My Lovin'. Absolutely shit hot.
Memory's too shite to pick a best episode so I'll skip that one, sorry!

Quote from: Norton Canes on May 14, 2022, 09:25:29 AMFavourite presenter

Would feel odd to pick anyone outside of the big two, so I'm going with Tony Dortie. Such an odd man, the big bear of Year Zero Top of the Pops, labouring over every witty retort, dropping satirical references like he sees the show as his springboard to doing Have I Got News For You. For all that the Year Zero presenters were supposed to give the show a hipper edge, Tony's not a million miles from being a Simon Bates for the 90s, and that makes me extremely happy.
Honourable mention to Femi Oke, who really, really should have been kept on.

Quote from: Norton Canes on May 14, 2022, 09:25:29 AMFavourite moment - good or bad

Again, my memory's not great, so I'm sure I'm forgetting loads, but the one that sprung to mind for me went something like this.

Mark Franklin: And later, we'll be hearing from Sonia, who's got some big news!
*Immediate cut to:*
Sonia: I'm doing Eurovision!
*Immediate cut back to:*
Mark Franklin: Good luck, Sonia!

Honourable mention to Jimmy Nail for roughing up Adrian Rose (remember him?). Maybe Adrian told him how much he loved hosting Top of the Pops? HE'S LYIN

Good Moments

The flying pan under the gallery after EMF Getting Through [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ybqUHFIC_Y]
Public Enemy - Shut Em Down [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrKJccfDiTo]
SL2 with Jah Screechy [video removed :( ]
Altern-8. Stilts robot. Lads in trackies. SPIRIT OF 88. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZQ1Nb7k8Rc]


Bad Moments

Extended exclusive videos
Genesis LIVE
Rose-blocked
The last two months have been a slog.

Laterz

Also, the introduction and evolution of Take That has been interesting.

DrGreggles

Best to worst

Charles & Eddie - Would I Lie To You?
Right Said Fred - Deeply Dippy
The Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode
Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite
Shakespears Sister - Stay
KWS - Please Don't Go
Erasure - ABBA-esque
Snap! - Rhythm is a Dancer
Jimmy Nail - Ain't No Doubt
Boyz II Men - End of the Road
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Wet Wet Wet - Goodnight Girl

Egyptian Feast

Quote from: Norton Canes on May 14, 2022, 09:25:29 AMHey if we're doing this, why not make it a full-on TOTP Best of '92 ceremony? Let's have:
Best number one
Favourite episode

Charles and Eddie

Runners-Up:
Shamen
Tasmin Archer

Not sure of a favourite episode without going through them, but some of the Rose-blocked episodes were of a higher standard than what got repeated.

Quote from: Norton Canes on May 14, 2022, 09:25:29 AMFavourite presenter

I've grown quite fond of Tony and Big Fun, but Femi was the best.

Quote from: Norton Canes on May 14, 2022, 09:25:29 AMFavourite studio performance
Favourite moment - good or bad

Hands down the first, Rose-blocked, performance of SL2. Three minutes of unbridled joy. I'm going to be a perv and give a special shout-out to the more, err...well-endowed of the two dancers, who I hope has had an absolutely smashing thirty years.

Runners-Up: Suede's first appearance and any KLF performance of the year.

kaprisky


Quote from: Norton Canes on May 14, 2022, 09:25:29 AMI ask again, as I did the other week - has any album ever had a good fifth single release?

I think Automatic for the People had six singles released in the UK - I think Nightswimming was the fifth single.


Best number one - Deeply Dippy by RSF
Favourite studio performance - Shamen with LSI
Favourite episode - the one with The Cure's Friday I'm In Love video
Favourite presenter - Claudia S.
Favourite moment - Smashie and Nicey's constant references to the Royal Family.

daf


non capisco

During the Diana Ross video with clips from some pathos drenched dinosaur cartoon the whispered thought "What am I doing with my life?" lightly swept across the surface of my brain.

daf

Quote from: non capisco on May 14, 2022, 06:17:49 PM"What am I doing with my life?"

Living the dream, my friend, living the dream!

buzby

Quote from: Norton Canes on May 14, 2022, 09:25:29 AMIt's a swift and deserved return to the fray for Glenn Frey and Carol K. Is Glenn singing live here, or doing a cheeky mime? Maybe those old 80's TOTP habits die hard.
Glenn Gregory - he's not the dickhead from The Eagles!
And yes, he's singing live alongside Ms. Kenyon (though saying that, her vocals this week were a little more wayward than last week's appearance). One obvious difference to the record is that he harmonizes Carol's 'Every second counts' line in the middle 8 (he did this last week too - it's something he adds when they perform it live, even to this day). However, on the song his vocals are auto double-tracked with a lower harmony, and that can be heard low in the mix of the playback alongside his live vocals (particularly during the 'Temptation' lines in the chorus).

I can't believe that in 1992 the BBC were still asking them to  substitute 'Hot Spot' for 'Hot Slot'.

daf

10 December 1992: Presenter: Mark Fr@nklin

(09) | TAKE THAT – Could It Be Magic



(11) | FREDDIE MERCURY – In My Defence (video & charts)
US-2 | SHAI – If I Ever Fall In Love
(04) | W.W.F. SUPERSTARS – Slam Jam (video)
(16) | DIANA ROSS – If We Hold On Together
(37) | K.W.S. & THE TRAMMPS – Hold Back The Night
- - - - - - - - - - - (Breakers) - - - - - - - - - - - -
(25) | GLORIA ESTEFAN – Miami Hit Mix (video)
(22) | THE LEMONHEADS – Mrs. Robinson (video)
(21) | 808 STATE versus UB40 – One In Ten (Remix) (video)
(10) | MADONNA – Deeper And Deeper (video)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
(07) | CLIFF RICHARD – I Still Believe In You
(01) | WHITNEY HOUSTON – I Will Always Love You (video)

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Norton Canes

Quote from: buzby on May 14, 2022, 10:56:26 PMGlenn Gregory - he's not the dickhead from The Eagles!

Oops!

Quote from: Norton Canes on May 14, 2022, 09:25:29 AMMadonna jumps on the nostalgia badwagon by recording a single that sounds a lot like 'Vogue'

Weirdly, I was going to backtrack on this rather dismissive statement, because Deeper And Deeper's been my earworm from last Friday's shows, and because it's not really that bad - at least it feels like a proper single and not just a teaser for a tawdry grot book. Even the production's okay, courtesy of CaB favourite Shep Pettibone. Then I listened to it all the way through, and heard the Vogue reprise at the end. So I take all that back, she's jumped in the nostalgia bandwagon. I mean badwagon.

Anyway

Favourite studio performance: Can't say, because it hasn't happened yet. Stay tuned!
Favourite episode: Got to be 30th April with The Days Of Pearly Spencer, My Lovin', On A Ragga Tip, Temple Of Love, In The Closet (which I really like, remember), the 'dog ate my homework' excuse from The Cure and yes okay, Deeply Dippy.
Favourite presenter: Hi Femi!
Favourite moment:
Spoiler alert

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Chicory

1. Sleeping
2. Ebeneezer
3. Stay
4. Would
5. Rhythm
6. Abba
7. Ain't
8. End
9. Please
10. Goodnight
11. Always
12. Dippy

I've already started working on my list for 2000.

Norton Canes

#2903
Quote from: Norton Canes on May 15, 2022, 10:24:51 PMWeirdly, I was going to backtrack on this rather dismissive statement, because Deeper And Deeper's been my earworm from last Friday's shows, and because it's not really that bad - at least it feels like a proper single and not just a teaser for a tawdry grot book. Even the production's okay, courtesy of CaB favourite Shep Pettibone. Then I listened to it all the way through, and heard the Vogue reprise at the end. So I take all that back, she's jumped in the nostalgia bandwagon. I mean badwagon

Sorry, also - does anyone else get a Windowlene advert "It cuts through grease and dirt and dust" flashback to the "Not gonna let you slip away" and "You're gonna bring your love to me" bits in the chorus?

Just me then

So I've realised, I've got a massive dilemma for Friday. Obviously it's the final two shows of '92, including the bumper Christmas edition. Been really looking forward to watching them. But I remembered, I'd gone and booked on a wine tasting evening the same night. Fourteen pounds for unlimited wine. Literally infinity wine. So frustrating! I think I'll just have to tank as much as I can and bail early. Maybe I'll be able to smuggle out some cheese. 

Pauline Walnuts

Don't you have a videorecord yet? C'mon man it's 1992, get with the times!

kaprisky

The Story of 1999 and Biggest Hits 1999 is set for Sat 28th May. I suppose it will be all Britney.

Jollity


matjam13

Quote from: Jollity on May 19, 2022, 01:30:56 PMI don't think they've done 1998 yet.
On this Saturday (excluding Wales)

daf

I hope they repeat these at some point - we never got 1994 either!

Chicory

Quote from: Norton Canes on May 18, 2022, 08:39:36 PMSo I've realised, I've got a massive dilemma for Friday. Obviously it's the final two shows of '92, including the bumper Christmas edition. Been really looking forward to watching them. But I remembered, I'd gone and booked on a wine tasting evening the same night. Fourteen pounds for unlimited wine. Literally infinity wine. So frustrating!

This is why Leave won.