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Started by MorrisMitchener on Jun 3, 2022 7:52:59 PM
TOTP 1993 thread? Whoomp. (Here It Is).

Come on in! Plenty of Spin Doctors and 4 Non Blondes to go round!!

Thread for BBC4 Top of the Pops repeats.

MorrisMitchener - 03 Jun 2022 20:03:57 (#1 of 34)

Jesus Jones are still around. You'd really hope they'd just team up and form some sort of not very supergroup with EMF seeing as they're virtually the same fucking shite band.

The Frank And Walters. Indie disco classic. Chances of doing drugs/getting off with someone - 0%. Chances of shuffling about on a cider soaked dance floor to the poxy Red Hot Chili Peppers -100%.

Although if We Are Raving is anything to go by the rave scene has become a bit embarrassing by now anyway...

Bloody hell - The Sultans Of Ping?! 2 Cork bands (also The Franks...) on one ep?! Highly unlikely.

Apache Indian. I don't remember this. I don't remember very much of this stuff that's on tonight. Perhaps I was just too busy havin' a wild time?! (I wasn't).

MorrisMitchener - 03 Jun 2022 20:36:16 (#2 of 34)

"Hi England, we're Take That" says prize pillock Gary Barlow. So you can fuck right off if you're Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish then.

New single from Shanice. Nah, down the 1 hit wonder pop dumper for you, dearie.

Ordinary World from the Durans. Excellent. Used to rather chilling effect in the recent Netflix true crime series The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman though...

TommyDGNR8 - 03 Jun 2022 20:53:45 (#3 of 34)

OW was the first decent song DD had come up with in almost a decade and it be another until they came up with another ("Reach Up For The Sunrise")

ReverendBlueJeans - 03 Jun 2022 23:29:47 (#4 of 34)

OW was indeed excellent and an unsettling surprise. 'I like a DD song,' we kept repeating to ourselves.

What happened to The Spin Doctors?

Ebadlun - 03 Jun 2022 23:41:11 (#5 of 34)

This era is a bit of a blank for me, I tuned out of chart music after 1992 was so dismal, and started paying attention again after I heard Girls and Boys by Blur.

StakludKar - 03 Jun 2022 23:22:29 (#6 of 34)

Cypress Hill and House of Pain are this year now I remember.

surferboogiewhatever - 03 Jun 2022 23:40:09 (#7 of 34)

OW was indeed excellent and an unsettling surprise. 'I like a DD song,' we kept repeating to ourselves.

Haha, that was my experience too - it was the fact that the lyrics made sense!

StakludKar - 03 Jun 2022 23:59:34 (#8 of 34)

Apache Indian. I cringed so hard when this came out. A novelty act really. Because of course he'd do a song about an arranged marriage.

MorrisMitchener - 04 Jun 2022 01:52:13 (#9 of 34)

I believe the singer out of the Spin Doctors joined the US football team and changed his name to Alexei Lalas.

Yes, they very much lost it for a while, the Durans. I stopped for a break in a little town on a long drive recently, popped into a charity shop and picked up an old Duran album called Big Thing. It was so amazingly awful I came very close to actually hurling it out the car window,

But... y'know, I didn't.

solomongursky - 04 Jun 2022 17:15:01 (#10 of 34)

TommyDGNR8 - 04 Jun 2022 17:27:29 (#11 of 34)

Alan Jenkins, joyless cunt.

After Seven and the Ragged Tiger, the next Duran studio album which is any good is Astronaut.

OW came from the Wedding Album which had two or three standout tracks in a sea of meh.

StakludKar - 04 Jun 2022 17:30:01 (#12 of 34)

I like reflex

Arjuna - 04 Jun 2022 18:33:15 (#13 of 34)

I love Apache Indian!

solomongursky - 04 Jun 2022 18:15:28 (#14 of 34)

How the flip can 4 Non Blondes be 30 years ago ffs. There was a dance version of What's Up that was big in Finland.

TommyDGNR8 - 04 Jun 2022 18:39:50 (#15 of 34)

I first encountered that song on my first ever night shift in 1996. It took ages to find someone who could identify it from my appalling rendition. A couple of years later I'd've had internet access.

Oldbathrobe1 - 04 Jun 2022 18:54:58 (#16 of 34)

I saw 4 non blondes live. I remember nothing.

Except the note in the programme about how they liked to walk along the edge of bridges on lots of different drugs. Even then it seemed like a desperate cry for attention.

carterbrandon - 04 Jun 2022 23:22:49 (#17 of 34)

#13: He's funny. Why else would his biggest hit be the theme from Dumb and Dumber?

MorrisMitchener - 05 Jun 2022 13:20:59 (#18 of 34)

You can't knock that Alan Jenkins bloke's work ethic..imagine working so amazingly hard you don't even hear pop music?! For an entire decade!! Life and soul of the party, I bet.

MorrisMitchener - 10 Jun 2022 20:05:01 (#19 of 34)

Sister Sledge kick off with a pointlessly 1993ed-up remix of We Are Family.

"We are family - I got all my sisters with me!"

errrr... there's only 3 here though. So you don't have all your sisters with you, do you? Cos one of you couldn't be bothered showing up for this.

MorrisMitchener - 10 Jun 2022 20:10:17 (#20 of 34)

Oh shit, Go West are still going. They both look a bit chunkier than before in baggy suits. Behind them the same pony tailed session players everyone uses from Jimmy Nail to T'Pau.

Snap. They're serious as cancer when they say they've got rid of the shouty bloke in the hat.

The The, Dogs Of Lust. Great record. I know someone who approached Matt Johnson after a gig. He looked very serious and unapproachable. The guy thought "He can't be all that cold and unfriendly can he? I'll be super friendly and act as if we're old friends and catch him off guard." It did not go well...

Def Leppard. This from wiki...."Elliott attempted to rile the crowd during the "Rock of Ages" crowd sing-along. He told the crowd: "Last night, we played in El Paso, that place with all the greasy Mexicans, and they made a lot more noise than that." Lovely guy...

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