Monday, 4 June 2012

4th June

1970: Many years in the future a reissue will lead to an infamous dance routine, but for the moment Free are there and extant and live in person

1981: What's that for a title sequence? And what's with the lack of any atmosphere for the first link? It's not that rare a TV appearance by Siouxsie & The Banshees, actually, but it's every inch Siouxsie on form. Watch her keep playing with the mike cord afterwards. By contrast Squeeze's Chris Difford makes do with his cardy and shades.

1992: The first of Take That's 27 Pops appearances, and unusually given the later image it's Gary as chest flasher in chief. No dancers for Utah Saints, "combining rock and dance" seemingly through having a bassist and a man shouting. No such all-about-the-instruments nonsense for Erasure, who go full post-Rocky Horror gothic panto with Vince in full wedding dress. Unfortunately they clearly hadn't thought of any decent way of blending the ragga toaster in.

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