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The George Harrison Video Jukebox

As Troy McClure cried: “SPIN-OFF! Is there any word more thrilling to the human soul?”

By way of a break from rifling through the promotional back catalogue of James Paul McCartney, Chris Hughes suggested a brief diversion down the sonic side street of the Other One. It’s best typified by this, his late 80s tribute to the Fab Four – that’s George, Ringo, Jeff and Elton – wherein everything vaguely Beatles-related gets stirred up in a whiny, slide guitary stomp:

If that’s not shameless enough, try this piddly late 70s business filmed in the gardens of his massive fuck-off house, with Eric Idle behind the camera and George, Neil Innes, someone looking like Graham Chapham, the dummy Princess Margaret, tons of extras in pointed hats and Pete Townsend in front of it.

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    April 18, 2007 at 9:31 am

    Fantastic to see the When We Was Fab video again, and indeed to see the Rutland Weekend Television spinoff effort in the first place. Now try finding Ringo Starr’s loopy promo film for It Don’t Come Easy, in which he drums alongside a nodding penguin.

    The absolutely George Harrison Holy Grail, though, has to be the ‘video’ that The Golden Oldie Picture Show made for Ding Dong, which managed to achieve the staggering feat of being even more boring than the song itself.

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