BIZARRE ‘SIDEWAYS LOOK’ at Glam Rock from a media career-courting Noddy Holder, coinciding neatly with Reeves & Mortimer’s ‘Slade In Residence’ sketches, who played hits and obscurities (i.e. Barry Blue) and bookended them with a combination of anecdotally personal tales of hi-jinks and Radcliffe-inspired punnery. Presence of Marc Riley in the producer’s seat explains the latter, along with incongruous appearance of Pathe News-parodying Radcliffe show character Cyril Dorricot.Read More
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The First Cut Is The Deepest became a bit of a notorious song in punk circles as Rod Stewart’s version was famously at number one instead of God Save The Queen. For all that it’s a fascinating song in its own right, written by Cat Stevens of course and, before Rod got his hands on it, most famously performed by PP Arnold who discusses why it’s such a special song here.
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