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Falconer (John Cheever)

So here then is John Cheever’s great penal novel. Or should I say, penile novel. Yes, yes, the pun is too obvious to be anything but unfunny. But it’s just shouting from the eaves to be thrust into the spotlight. This is primarily because one cannot turn a page without finding cocks, balls, erections, ejaculations, peckers, dicks, tumescences, foreskins, pissings, and yes, at least one anal intrusion by a phallic object. What would I expect, I suppose, from a prison novel? I’ve heard that song by Tool. I’ve seen Oz. I know what goes on there (or so I’ve heard). [Read more…]

The Queen Of Disco

Never Judge A Song By The Callow Youths Who Perform It

I have finally hunted down this version of the Cream’s classic song from 1967. This version came out ten years later by an Irish band. I didn’t want to inflict a video of them in front of your eyes because they all look 16, and the singer has a dildo inside his trousers. (Deep breath) Anyway, back to this track. It kicks Eric Clapton’s effort out of the water, down the stairs & into the gutter. I am slightly creeped out by some of the backing though. I mean in a good way. There are strange sounds here that actually make me tingle and vibrate with anticipation…Oh, please!...don’t laugh.

I Shot The Sheriff (Orchestra Montego)

This has a bit more of a raucous beat to it. I heard this version as a child and thought it would be easy to find on You Tube. Was I wrong. Ten years of searching later and I found it by chance. It helps if you know the artist’s name. Possibly recorded in a shooting gallery.

Confessions From A Holiday Camp (1977 UK)

confessions from a holiday campTwas the first day of August, a Monday I believe, when a momentous event in the annals of cinematic history took place. The Confessions film series bid a fond farewell to the public. Knickers down, trousers unzipped, so tawdry and gleefully smutty, on display for one final glorious outpouring. This was a franchise with a bigger box office than James Bond in England. Surely it had to give something worthwhile to the viewer? Apart from VD. [Read more…]

The Pack (1977 USA)

film 1It’s more effective than the movie “Dogs” which was also released in that busy period, post-“Jaws”, when a number of films about nature attacking man like this were coming out. Every year, usually during summer time, you hear depressing reports about pets that are dumped, either tied up to trees or simply thrown out of driving cars, whilst the owners go on vacation and just don’t ever look back on them. [Read more…]

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977 United Kingdom)

james-bond_166583_topLewis Gilbert’s film provides direct allusion to David Lean’s epic movies, bringing back a Blofeld-type character as well. His name is Karl Stromberg, a shipping tycoon who despises every aspect of terrestrial civilization. Spy added vast new spectacle to the Bond epic, along with strong interplay and some interesting new characters. This was a major step up in the series’ production values at that time. The grand vision paid off, handsomely. [Read more…]

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