7pm – The Joker & The Thief. Jackpot £30. Cheat: George Michael (pic round)
9pm – Brass Monkey, Drummond Street. Jackpot £30 Cheat: Orange Juice (music round)
9pm – The Raging Bull, Lothian Road. Jackpot £90 Cheat: Dee Lite (music round)
Top pot of tonight is at the Raging Bull with Michael, bright young quizmaster of the future. Go and enter his quiz at 9pm.
Here’s tonight’s music round cheat tips.
First is for the Raging Bull and is this colossal dance pop banger from 1990, as performed by Dee Lite.
The other cheat clue is for the Brass Monkey and it’s a top pop sound from Orange Juice who were the sound of young Scotland in the 80s.
This is what was thrilling the skinny white indie kids in 1982. It’s safer than a cup of tea with milk. But still kinda cool like an ice cream.
This is a live version, you can tell because it’s being performed on ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ which was like Top of The Pops, but with no screaming audience, no Gary Davies, no balloons and no playback.
Personally, I always preferred Top of The Pops, but I was younger then.
Looking back, Whistle Test was plainly the superior music show but on the occasions I ever saw it, I remember thinking that it was dusty, musty and appeared to be designed for old people.
Plus, like most households back then we had one television and as Whistle Test was on later, you could guarantee that mum and dad would be wanting to watch something different by then.
So ‘Top of The Pops’ it was, despite a belly-hatred of most of the plonkers who presented it: Davies, Reid, Smith, Mayo, Goodier – all those twats.
But things always change. Gary Davies is now the best stand-in for Ken Bruce that Radio 2 has – boasting a similar range and pitch of throwaway chat and an instinct for presenting Popmaster that the others (Nelson, Ball) just don’t have.
Speaking of Popmaster, did you know that I sell Popmaster scorepads? They are fucking boss and you can get them here:
Anyway, I have drifted off into sales chat
I’d better just say: COME TO THE QUIZ?
See you later,
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