Friday, February 18, 2011
Those words sounded current this week as through a time warp on my favourite radio program I heard a replay of an extraordinarily unlikely 1974 hit single:
"The Americans" by Canadian commentator Gordon Sinclair (then 73 years old) must be about the only radio editorial ever to have to become a hit single, I thought...
...until I remembered this one, from my own home city of Adelaide:
Enjoy. Wallow. The group was "The Young Australians", the background was conscription for the Vietnam war, the year 1967, the voice TV executive Rex Heading (who is also famous for creating Humphrey B Bear).
It too became a hit single even though some DJs refused to play it, and was later included on Bob Hudson and Glenn A Baker's LP "Detestable Disks"
Have a good weekend.
. Really, really good news if you loved the 1970s. Casey's back!
. John Vincent is dead. He can't be.
. Remember when the ads used to be better than the programs?