Saturday, 19 October 2013

Weapon in her Palm


This TOTP performance is usually seen as either a totally naff 'literalist' interpretation, or an amusing joke at the expense of the 'Last Gang in Town'.

However, the aesthetic elements of a whole wing of contemporary pop culture is here. Smut, cages, violence, money - this is the world of Larry Clark, Terry Richardson, Vice and so on. It could be easily up-datable as a Rhianna video.


Paul Hebron said...

after watching about three years of TOTPs on the BBC4 reruns, all I can say is it's, in a word, naff. Sleazy, leaden jokes, a stiff artificiality in the audience, presenters, and groups. To say nothing of the music, everyone who lived through 1975 deserves reparations.

William said...