TOOTING POPULAR FRONT. ROBERT LINDSAY. Wolfie. Foxy. Police inspector (or something) dad (PETER “GROUTY” VAUGHAN, initially). Bloke in woolly hat. Bloke in woolly ‘tache. Ups and dahns of a crap wannabe Che Guevara in soggy late 70s Britain. Any UK citizen in America for Christmas having to fight the urge to shout “Paaah to the people!” when they sing “O, Christmas Tree” understands.Read More
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By Jim Allen. More social(ist) comment from Allen, this time centering on a breakaway local council in the North-East headed by a (relatively) fresh-faced Ricky Tomlinson, concluding with the inevitable showdown with the police, among them Colin Welland. ‘They say the pen is mightier than the sword. Swords come in handy sometimes. They always come with swords.’Read More
Creamguide's Pick of the Day
The People’s Songs
Wednesday, 22.00, BBC Radio 2
This series certainly isn’t just aiming for the standard Radio 2 demographic as it’s been true to its word of covering the entire sphere of post-war British pop, and we mark the halfway point with another more recent tune in Cigarettes And Alcohol. The reason it’s here is because it became the unofficial anthem of the new lad, a movement that seemed quite exciting at the time. Remarkably Loaded is still going, even though we haven’t got a clue who reads it, but it’s probably still more relevant than the world’s worst magazine, the truly appalling GQ.
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