Every Friday is Funky Friday on Planet Mondo and this Friday continues the week’s theme of glam a go-go with a classic title sequence from a vintage episode of Top Of The Pops, sauce and scatter cushions from Pan’s People and two TOTP related downloads.
Every one of the graphics for the top 30 numbers in the opening title sequence would make a tip top T shirt design – just picture any of them on a ringer T shirt. Once the titles are over and Tony Blackburn appears I would recommend hitting the pause button, putting the hand brake on and shimmying down to Pan’s People – (not ‘cos it’s Tony) but because the clip continues with a chart run down set to Ringo Starr’s ‘Photograph’ and an Alvin Stardust appearance neither of which are really five star Funky Friday fodder.
Not the CCS version of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ that appeared in the TOTP titles, but an equally funky refit of the Led Zep’thumper by King Curtis.
Led Zeppelin were always terrors for a bit of light fingered ‘Poplifting’, and they’ve borrowed so heavily from ‘You Need Loving’ that Robert Plant has almost cloned Steve Marriot’s performance.