Friday, May 23, 2008

Get Down!

If you have had a shit week like me then watch this - it will make you feel so much better. You may even want to get down yourself my little funkateers. Soul Train - my favourite childhood programme apart from The Good Life, Rising Damp and George and Mildred. But seriously - what great dancing? This clip is from Soul Train 1971 - there is even some early robotics in there - fantastic. So twitch your noses and click your ruby slippers and be transported back....back.......baaaaaack.

And just to finish off - a selection of tv ads from 1977 including Atora suet in a bag! Pam Ayres Eat Meat Campaign poem! Early McDonalds - see the beginning of obesity timebomb - back to the scene of the crime!and some ad for non VPL panties! How simple our lives used to be........

Sayonara pop-pickers x



Anonymous Jimmy Page's Trousers said...

How did my childhood pass without Soul Train? Likewise, I have no recollection of those seventies, VPL-less bottoms.

I do remember Pam Ayres being a meat shill though. That seems unfair.

10:19 am  
Blogger Planet Mondo said...

My good god I can't believe how many of those ads I remember, great to see the little dotty dots between the ads again too - but had totally forgotten the Atora/getting warmer motif

This is one of my fave dance clip comp's.

The track used is here
if you want to grab it

10:47 am  
Blogger rockmother said...

Jimsters Trooserness - I think lots of people's childhoods in Uk did - depends how much telly and how late your parents let you stay up as well as what area you lived in - possibly was only transmitted in London region? I think those VPL shots are hilarious - reminds me of my teachers at primary school - they all had vpl like that.

Planet Mondo Bongo Man - I know! I may have to post up more and yes - I miss those square dotty things.

Ooh yes - it is one of my favourites because I sadly have favourited most Soul Train clips although not that one with Sharon singing - great.

10:59 am  
Blogger Axe Victim said...

What do you mean about nobody dances like that anymore? They do where I come from! That's the way I like it uh huh uh huh, that's the way...

2:08 pm  
Blogger Istvanski said...

Ah, Pammy. Pammy, Pammy, lovely Pammy. Have you got her best album?

4:57 pm  
Blogger Piley said...

like mondo, cant believe how many of those came flooding back.

I remember the naughty kiddies at school made the teasmade ad into a rude slogan at school... something about "waking up to a goblin..." I never did understand those kids from the estate...

nice stuff rm

6:33 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

Mmm. Beef fat and custard. It made us what we are today.

Soul Train? The only train I remember was Casey Jones'.

7:01 pm  
Blogger Momentary Madness said...

Where's the BEEF?
I’m getting’ down, and
bring back the crinkles, and wrinkles.

6:52 am  
Blogger chazza said...

Ohh Wowww Memories!!!..You know when you have got to that age say..."I wish I could say I don't remember these adverts.(before my time).." lol...x x

P.s Funny I was only saying to Isti how it was along time since we've eaten Suet meat pudd (school days)...When I made steak and ale pie the other day...

We were wonderfing if they still sold it in the shops... and now Rom's u find the x x

3:53 pm  
OpenID rivergirlie said...

ooh - did you love 'hey-ya' (or whatever), with andre (ice cold) 3000? great souldtrain homage. don't they look like they're having fun?

11:05 pm  
Blogger dh said...

Ah yes the Bisto kids...lovable Dickensian street they're probably out selling crack and nicking cellphones.

1:34 pm  
Blogger rockmother said...

Mr Axe Victim - oh good - I am glad to hear it!

Isterness - ha! no but I have got one of her books - my Mum bought it for me when I had chickenpox - as if that was going to make me feel better reading Pam Ayres!

Pilester - I know! I want to go back there - just for a tiny second

Geoffster - you have a point - ads for ingredients as opposed to processed gloop! How did that happen?

Momo Madster - beef me up baby yeah!

Chazza - ooh yummy! I used to like a nice Fray Bentos Steak and Kidney Steam pudding with lashings of tomato ketchup

Rivergirlie - ooh - I love that song and that video

Dickley - have you ever tried to smoke Bisto? I tried tea leaves and jos sticks once - then I just cut out the middle man and nicked some of my dad's hash! Shock horror!

9:53 pm  

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