Wednesday, 13 August 2014
PETER BLAKE - CLEVER DICK
This POST GLAM NEW WAVE POP gem appeared in 1977 as the B-SIDE to a PEPSI-COLA related novelty song by actor PETER BLAKE.The A-SIDE: ''LIPSMAKIN' ROCK 'N ROLLIN''' was recorded as the follow on to a popular UK TV commercial which featured the actor playing a FONZ type ROCKER in a retro 1950's DINER
The record sold 125,000 copies,reaching number 39 in the UK HIT PARADE and allowing Blake to perform the top side on British TV shows 'Top of the Pops' and 'Magpie'
The records B-SIDE was SOMETHIN' ELSE entirely:The raunch of EDDIE CHOCRAN coupled with the swagger of CHRIS SPEDDING over a highly kinetic group sound featuring raucous ROXY MUSIC saxophone blasts and pounding GLITTER BAND Drums.The song has one foot in the departing sound of GLAM and another in the oncoming sound of THE NEW WAVE.Perfect for it's time and still a treat when heard today!