I just thought I’d share this with you fine people in BPFE-Land. I’ve just bought a doohickey (£30-odd quid for something that looks like it fell out of a cracker..?) which digitises yer old VHS tapes…remember when NICAM was the future? Who knew? Who knew? This means I’m spending far too much time looking at compilation tapes I made in the 80s. Annoyingly, most of the stuff I have is up on YouTube already, but I couldn’t find these two gems, so here they are.
I loved the GoBetweens, in spite of Robert Forsters’ bizarre ‘
’* fixation. This Whistle Test footage shows ‘em in fine form. There’s so much good stuff here – Robert Forster’s trousers! Robert Vickers playing with a thumbpick! Amanda Brown’s frock! Lindy Morrison’s drumming! Sometimes with a tambourine on the snare! Lindy Morrison! (Sorry, just having a small, mid-life crisis there). It’s bittersweet to see the late Grant Mclennan in action. What a loss he was to music. Dallas
So have a wallow in the lovely eighties-ness of it all.
(Head Full Of Steam)
(This is especially for the lovely Ralph Dodger from ‘Shoulda Been Huge’ - now that’s a guy who knows his quality Antipodean Pop).
(* It was actually 'Dynasty' that Mr F obsessed over - he grew rather fond of Blake Carrington, I believe....)