Monday, September 15, 2008

Blue Monday



Artist mentioned in despatches and so here for your week-starting delectation.

New Order famously nicked the title for their fantabulous new 12" single in 1983 leading, I remember, a Smash Hits reviewer with a ridiculous pseudonym ('Red Starr') and even more ridiculous (and out of place) intellectual pretensions to liken this to Harold Robbins calling his new paperback 'War And Peace'. This seemed slightly odd to me, even at the time.

*sniff*- I'm a bit coldy this morning but I reckon a dose of Lemsip and a blast of Fats'll soon sort that out.

Fats Domino - 'Blue Monday' (1956)

11 comments:

  1. mmm lemsip, I had that once, divine!

    And what was odd to you dear? the nicking or the reviewer's accusation? I'm with the reviewer on that one! xoxo

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  2. Intellectual pretensions and Smash Hits are strange bedfellows. Surely they really wanted to know what colour socks Hooky wears.

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  3. He does a great version of Lady Madonna - it's on Beatles Songbook Volume 2 a comp of covers

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  4. Top! Yes, Mick is of course right dear Tart - we wanted "POP FACTS" from our Fab Fortnightly, not some Dave Spart type blethering on about Tolstoy! He didn't even like the New Order record! Which shows what he knew!

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  5. Anyway, the Fats is marvellous, I'm sure we can all agree on that.

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  6. I'm hoping to go to inspiration point with Mrs Mick tonight ;)

    I've..found..my..thrill....

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  7. Wasn't there an 80s TV obscurity called Blue Monday a one off play with Tim Curry and Billy Connolly?

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  8. Oh dear, Red Starr was obviously no Black Type (ie my all-time hero) then. Speaking of whom, anyone else remember his obsession with Austrian Eurovision singer Garry "Garry" Lux and Dame Una Stubbs circa 1985? How I loved that letters page!

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  9. Ach, sadly Kippers I was an NME-reading, Smiths-loving student by 1985 and had put away Smash Hits to look through a glass darkly, blah blah.

    But dammit PM you've remembered an 80s TV drama I can't!!

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  10. Pop tart over to 'Teenage Kicks' Davy and boost yer ego.

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