BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

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Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

#76 Post by Pod » Sun 06 Jan 2019, 1:33 pm

Neil certainly liked his baggy overcoats didn’t he?
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#77 Post by Drico One » Sun 06 Jan 2019, 1:41 pm

I liked that Pet Shop Boys seemed to dominate that Story of 1987 in a subtle way - despite not bothering to appear. There they were at the start of it and there they were at the end upsetting Carol Decker and bewildering Pete Waterman. Marvelous!

I think Rick Astley came across really well. Waterman was his usual entertaining self - the idea of him apoplectic with rage when EMI pulled their stroke was great entertainment. And Decker did, at least, have the wit to describe the "awkward" scene with Neil and Chris in the BBC's make up department.

The best bit, though, was surely the imagery used as Decker described her irritation at losing out on the Christmas chart topper after five weeks at the summit to a "cover!" There we had a smug, triumphant Neil Tennant, arms folded, deadpanning his way through the Christmas number one on Top of the Pops like the cat who got the cream, the Pogues, Carol Decker, and Pete Waterman left in his wake.

Truly, 1987 was the imperial apex. When Pet Shop Boys ruled pop - and had the smarts to sabotage Rick Astley to do it. In a year of "opportunity", they knew how to play the game better than anybody else.

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Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

#78 Post by Undertaker » Sun 06 Jan 2019, 1:57 pm

I didnt realise EMI pulled that stunt. They did they something right, quite triumphantly. They all seemed to accept defeat quite well actually, even with a bit of a clenched fist. Apart from that toothless simpleton of the Pogues.

Poor Carol Decker though. A few more weeks at number one and theyd not only get the Christmas top slot, they'd extend their 5 month career by another fortnight.

Neil just looks absolute class on TOTP's singing Always on my Mind and Its a Sin.

I've always liked Rick Astley. Always seems like a genuine bloke with good pop songs. Apart from that Christmas number 1 attempt.

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#79 Post by Patrick Bateman » Sun 06 Jan 2019, 11:27 pm

Undertaker wrote:
Sun 06 Jan 2019, 1:57 pm
Poor Carol Decker though. A few more weeks at number one and theyd not only get the Christmas top slot, they'd extend their 5 month career by another fortnight.
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#80 Post by Patrick Bateman » Mon 07 Jan 2019, 1:18 am

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#81 Post by Old Soak » Mon 07 Jan 2019, 4:00 pm

1987 - curious show concentrating on the C list 'celebrities'. Good on EMI re-releasing a stonewall classic by Nat King Cole, much as I think Rick Astley comes across as a decent bloke that was a terrible cover. And I did laugh at Carole Decker being outraged by being usurped to the Christmas No.1 by merely "A cover". Claiming to have invented rap FFS... She had the same level of 'talent' when I encountered her way back at 6th form college...
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#82 Post by Undertaker » Mon 07 Jan 2019, 9:48 pm

Old Soak wrote:
Mon 07 Jan 2019, 4:00 pm
1987 - curious show concentrating on the C list 'celebrities'. Good on EMI re-releasing a stonewall classic by Nat King Cole, much as I think Rick Astley comes across as a decent bloke that was a terrible cover. And I did laugh at Carole Decker being outraged by being usurped to the Christmas No.1 by merely "A cover". Claiming to have invented rap FFS... She had the same level of 'talent' when I encountered her way back at 6th form college...
Did she look like a baddie from Doctor Who back then as well?

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Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

#83 Post by Old Soak » Mon 07 Jan 2019, 10:20 pm

Had that awful hank of hair even then!
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