Category Archives: Ponder this

Amy: One year on

It’s still seems unbelievable that we’ll never hear this beautiful voice perform live again:

You can visit the website for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, set up in her memory to support young people in need through ill health, disability, financial disadvantage or addiction here.

Tagged ,

A musical mystery (courtesy of Pussy Galore)

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!

Tagged ,

Artwork win/fail?

I can’t really make up my mind on this one:

A bit like the cover art for Born This Way, it’s a ridiculous mess. But when did you last see the disembodied head of Beth Ditto floating around? Answer me that.

Tagged ,

Prediction of the day:

N-Dubz to reform* in 2018, assaulting the charts with a brand new single entitled ‘Water Under the Bridge’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Tulisa possibly replaced by her from Cascada.

 

Tagged , ,
%d bloggers like this: