Wacky Races (1968–1970 USA)

I admit this is a bit of a waste of time ‘reviewing’ such a limited animated TV series for kids but what the heck. Wacky Races was Hanna-Barbera’s hilarious cartoon spoof of the 1960’s comedy films The Great Race and Those Daring Young Men in their Jaunty Jalopies. The characters are all here; the perfect hero, the lovely damsel, the wacky inventor, the evil villain, plus an assortment of new characters including cavemen, gangsters, monsters, a WWI flying ace, soldiers, a hillbilly and his pet bear, a lumberjack and his pet beaver, plus many more.  [Read more…]

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Purple Rain (1984 USA)

I despise motion pictures with no real importance that take themselves too seriously – and this is the pinnacle of that description. If you want to hear Prince’s music, his score for the first “Batman” is infinitely superior. To me, Prince was a brown American David Bowie. (But not as good a songwriter or dynamic a vocalist) Intensely self-conscious and always posing. A bit like a shop mannikin. This is a self-serving, ego-maniacal extended music video. But Prince can’t act while his slutty girlfriend can barely stand up. She is here to convince any doubters that the effeminate-looking Prince is really a hetero who can slap a bitch around. [Read more…]

Lucy and Ramona were tryin’ to figure out if he was gay…

Forget Jimmy The Greek. This has to be perhaps the funniest and most entertaining novelty song/video of them all. I always thought Mike Nesmith was the most interesting Monkee…

If I Could Go Back In Time…

The Essence Of Summer

Before Cat Stevens became a bearded boring git with painful ballads that were overplayed by easy listening radio, he had a former life as a clean-shaven pop singer of upbeat tunes. Like this. Bright and breezy to go with that cool lemonade in the conservatory on a summer’s day.

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