When I was a kid I LOVED pop music. I watched 'Top of the Pops' on TV like my life depended on it, I listened to the Sunday night chart show on the radio (in every sense) religiously and I bought as many 7 inch singles as I could and played them over and over and over again. Sometimes I used to fight with my nearest-in-age brother about who would be allowed to buy a particular 7 inch single if it was something we both really loved (and I remember a particularly vicious battle over Slade's 'Merry Xmas Everybody'). For yes, in the early to mid 1970s (aged from about 5 in my case) we loved (amongst other things) glam rock/pop - Sweet, T Rex, Wizzard... One of my very first pop favourites though was this song from 1972 (I had this one on one of those dodgy K Tel LPs... wrote all over the sleeve for some reason... Ortonesque...). Excuse the lack of synchness on this clip... the boots make up for it though I think.
With this in mind I was thinking about having a pop-picking week... might anyone join in? Pop is one of those things... most of us have an opinion on it (what is pop, what makes good pop, is bad pop good pop etc.). If I can manage it I might post a pop song a day this week... and I'll try to make sure they're not all from the 1970s (though current pop music... so much pap... not even my ten year old likes it...). That's something else we might talk about, I suppose.
p.s. Poem of mine today at Bolts of Silk. Watery Poetry Bus poem back here.
San Juan and Masca
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