Thursday, November 06, 2008

Like a circle in a spiral, Like a wheel within a wheel...

I love this song, but Noel (son of Rex) Harrison's performance in this clip isn't his finest hour. He looks vaguely distracted, as if he's trying to keep a straight face whilst someone is felating him.

Epilectics should watch out for the crazy camera work and special effects:

10 comments:

Lucy Fishwife said...

This is all part of that late 60s wave of singing with an english accent, isn't it? Like Peter Sarstedt (sic)'s "Where do you go to, my lovely" which I have to say just makes me crack up, ha ha ha , yes it does, whenever I hear it. And Anthony Newley's cockernee stylings of course.

Richard de pesando MA(RCA) said...

the Dusty Springfield version is a masterclass in musical, vocal phrasing - it's sublime.

pierre l said...

Well, I like this version. It will encourage me to find my vinyl copy of his record (which I hadn't heard for years). Thank you for posting it.

JRSM said...

There's a hideous rapped-over version doing the rounds now. By the way, Mr Steerforth, do you have an email address you're willing to share? I've come across a very extensive John Christopher article in one of my teetering piles of books and old magazines, and thought you'd like to read it--can send as a PDF.

Steerforth said...

Thanks, that would be great.

The address is sussex@waitrose.com

John Self said...

For some reason I always confuse - or at least associate - this song with Terry Jacks' 'Seasons in the Sun.' Not sure why.

depesando said...

'Seasons in the sun' used to give me nightmares when I was a kid - apart from being a depressing song - the old school hall next to our house when I was a kid was used as a rehersal room by a pub band, they used to sing that over and over again night after night ( along with "I can't live, if living is without you" ).

blueskies2day said...

I love this song too, ever since I first saw the opening credits for The Thomas Crown Affair.

Hello, by the way. I haven't visited you before but I look forward to reading your blog :)

All This Trouble... said...

Oh you're a funny one...

Adrian Reynolds said...

There was a version of this that sounded very Stranglers/Walk on By-ish that was used for an Aldi TV commercial c.2000.

Anyone remember who it actually was?