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Grotbags A-Go-Go

Posted in 70's, before they were famous, charity shop classics, cream cheese, Funky Friday, northern soul, pop quiz on October 25, 2008 by planetmondo

So, the musical mysteron was …..Carol Lee Scott

Better know as ‘Grotbags’ from the Rod Hull and Emu show.

Carol was something of a cabaret legend before crossing over to TV, working with stars like Max Wall, Arthur Askey, Morecambe & Wise, Ella Fitzgerald and Tommy Cooper – there’s an cabtastic interview with her here – on the Licorice Soul website. I first picked up on this tune via the mighty Licorice Soul Working Mans Soul album, a cracking comp’ of classic cabaret turns.

The final rundown looks like this…

1) Kiki Dee – The Day Will Come Between Sunday And Monday

2) Brotherhood Of Man – Reach Out Your Hand

3) Carol Lee Scott – That Little Bit Of Love

As young Mr Grace used to say “You’ve all done very well” so here is the Tronik shredit of N.F.Porter’s Keep On Keepin’ On

Orig’ version

Funky Friday – Who The Funk Are You?

Posted in 60's, 70's, before they were famous, Funk, Funky Friday, northern soul, pop quiz, Soul on October 24, 2008 by planetmondo
It’s Pop-O-Matic!

Well Pop pickers – it’s something a bit diff’ for this week’s Funky Friday..

Can you work out who’s who on this tricky trio of mystery tunes? Can You do it? Of course you can. The prize of an exclusive ‘Tronik Youth’ shredit of a Northern Soul Classic will go to first past the post(ish)

I ran these three nugg’s past Marmite when I bumped into him on the Fenchurch Flyer earlier this week – he managed a healthy crack at it and was certainly in the right territory for all tracks…so I reckon it’s doable, but will give one clue for starters.

All artists are British

Mystery Track 1

Mystery Track 2

Mystery Track 3

Now, you could go a’Googling for clues – but do you really want to live with the head-a’hanging shame of knowing you’ve had a dodgy ace up your internetty.

Funky Friday – Cheesy Wotsits

Posted in charity shop classics, cream cheese, easy listening, Funky Friday, guest blogger, pop quiz on June 6, 2008 by planetmondo

It’s guest blogger time again – and today it’s the turn of Piley from Start The Revolution Without Me who’s
testing the cleverness of your clogs by dishing up three mystery chunks of cheese and asking – can you unmask the artists? ….

Before I start, I’d just like to say a big thank you to Planet Mondo for asking me to be guest blogger this week, a great honour, especially on the now legendary Funky Friday…

Although my main music obsessions have always been on an indy/punky kinda vibe, I’ve always had a soft spot for a bit of the ‘ol easy listening. This is due in no small part to the kind of stuff my parents used to play ‘when I were a lad’.

So back in the early to mid-90s, I was delighted when the ‘cheesy listening’ phenomenon hit the clubs, and it always brought a smile to my face to see the uber-cool Britpop kids grooving on down to the likes of Alan Hawkshaw, Tony Hatch, Bert Kaempfert and The Button Down Brass (featuring of course, the funky trumpet of Ray Davies). Yet when some of these kids wandered off to the DJ booth to find out what they’d just been dancing to, you could see the disappointment in their faces, which is a shame, coz a quality tune is a quality tune right?

So, with the above in mind, I’ve selected three tracks from the Piley vaults — all lovingly brought into the 21st century from my vinyl originals. However, I’m not telling you who these tracks are by… not yet anyway!

For the moment, just enjoy these three cool nuggets – and see if you can guess who the artists are. (Mondo’ll give you the answers in a few days time.

Amazingly pop pickers, this trio of mystery artists has been unmasked in one day (see the comments for the scores on the doors) – so here is the gallery of groovers..

Cheesy Wotsit Number 1

‘I’m Coming Home Baby’Peters and Lee

Cheesy Wotsit Number 2

‘The Party’Henry Mancini

Cheesy Wotsit Number 3

‘Happy Brasilia’ James Last

In the meantime, if these tracks have given you the buzz to hear some classic lounge-i-fied cover versions, why not pop over to my place, where ‘CHEESE’ is very much on the menu this week — and I’ve just served up three very big MP3 slices of the stuff!

Piley

And The Winner is…….

Posted in 80's, crocs, electronic music, pop quiz on April 24, 2008 by planetmondo

Mick with a stealthy 6 points who wins a trip back in time here..

Simon also deserves a shout for his healthy 4 score as well.

Perhaps it was a bit of a toughy in places – due to some ‘local knowledge’ tracks that were club hits at Crocs and few other South East/London venues. Hats not off, but tilted at a rakish eighties (over one eye)angle to everyone else who had a pop at this piece of pop puffery.

So, the final chart rundown then ..

All clips were from Standard 12″ versions execept where in italics

80s 12″ Teaser

Click on any of the answers for a full length youtube refresher…

Spandau Ballet – The Freeze

Visage – Night Train

Bow Wow Wow – Chihuahua

Simple Minds – I Travel

Divine – Love Reaction
No it wasn’t Blue Monday but Divine and Bobby O’s ‘hi-NRG’ rip off

ABC – The Look Of Love
From the semi offical club remix, as used in this vid’

Pete Shelley – Telephone Operator

Bollock Brothers – The Bunker

Yazoo – Situation
It does sound an awful lot like Axel F in places.

Gary Numan – Music For Chameleons

Japan – Quiet Life

Gina X – No GDM

And as an extra – probably my fave tune from this selection.
I’m not really a fan of SM, but this track is more Moroder/Cerrone than their usual proto U2 antheming.

Simple Minds – ‘I Travel (Remix)’

80s 12" Teaser

Posted in 1980s, electronic music, pop quiz on April 22, 2008 by planetmondo
The sort of Hi Tech Hi-Fi and graphic a go go system used to pump up the volume for most of my 80s 12″ s.

Following on from last weeks Purple Nasties post, I’ve clipped and compiled twelve snippets from retro electro eighties tracks – 12″ versions have been used where available – so, just how many can you pick out?

80s 12″ Teaser

Post your answers in the comments – and I’ll do marks out of twelve in the replies.
One clue – none of these tracks are post 1984

And is there anything more all out early eighties than this