Honor Blackman – Mrs Gale, Pussy Galore…popstar? Bear in mind that this was the ‘Sixties swinging at their most demented – even Brigitte Bardot had a few pops at a pop career before deciding that stray cats and racism were more her thing. Ms Blackman’s first musical foray was a duet with her Avengers co-star Patrick Macnee, a song about kinky boots….called ‘Kinky Boots’.
So far, so novelty. Shortly after appearing in Goldfinger she then quietly released a full album called Everything I’ve Got – presumably not enough as she didn’t exactly become Marianne Faithfull 2.0. I’ve been dragged round many a second hand record store in my time and never seen a copy of that awesome artwork (see below).
In 2006 the album was re-released onto a “Limited Edition” CD with “extra tracks”….by the looks of things so limited that a copy will set you back over £130. Not that I’m condoning piracy but it’s inaccessibility (it’s not on any digital retailer that I can find) like this that makes people give up on buying music altogether.
More than anything I’d like to have a listen and discover whether this album’s a forgotten gem or a dusty turd, so if you know of a way please let me know!