You see what meeting Timmy made me do? It made me spend money... To be fair though I had been meaning to pick up these BFI ‘Famous Five’ DVDs for some time. I’m looking forward to a nice rainy November Sunday afternoon to watch them. Thanks to Phil King for pointing out that Daryl Reid, who played Dick in the 1964 ‘Five Have A Mystery To Solve’ film later became the drummer in thug-rock group Crushed Butler. If you have not picked up on the ‘Uncrushed’ collection I urge you to do so. As Phil pointed out it is “ugly music for ugly people” and magnificently so. Crushed Butler of course also featured the great Jesse Hector, later of the legendary Hammersmith Gorillas about whom Kevin Pearce once wrote a few lines for my old Tangents site way back in 1996. My, how time flies.
Also featuring in the above photo is my copy of the new Tracey Thorn single, in ravishing blue vinyl and with a signed sleeve to boot. Delicious. And a little orange horse. Of course.