Clapped out session musicians aping the efforts of – variously – a US punk outfit’s run-through of the Banana Splits theme, Shaky’s emerald-edged opus to a permanently positioned portal (‘Green Door’), Gary Numan’s post-apocalyptic love-letter to his hatchback (‘Cars’), a Clive Dunn novelty single (‘Granddad’), the most tear-jerking song of all time (‘Bright Eyes’) or even other [Dutch] clapped out session musicians (‘Stars on 45’)… ah yes, the wonderful TOP OF THE POPS albums.
We’re big fans, and so we’ve put together our own Spotify playlist, unearthing the very best work of the Top of the Poppers from 1968 to 1985. It’s now a link somewhere near the bottom of the right-hand bar, or, you can click here.
It’s an open list, so do add your favourites – and let us know in the comments below what they are.
Oh, and thanks to Who Fix for unearthing that lovely Colin Baker-en-route-to-a-one-night-stand-with-an-ex-girlfriend picture, which we’ve used as a bit of eye candy for the cover of our compilation. Phwoar, eh, ladies?! More like the Sex-th Doctor!