FT – Comments

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Nov 19

DEMIS ROUSSOS – The Roussos Phenomenon (EP) (122 comments) Demi's sounds sincere and engaged on 'Forever and Forever' in a way that a lot of the MOR acts from… lonepilgrim
THE REAL THING – “You To Me Are Everything” (47 comments) a much needed break from the mediocrity that had preceded it, this glides along with a rich, syncopated interplay of… lonepilgrim
THE WURZELS – “Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)” (93 comments) i was taking my o levels in June 76 and can remember sweltering in the school hall. thankfully it meant… lonepilgrim
JJ BARRIE – “No Charge” (380 comments) lest we forget the rubbish that clogged up the charts, here's this cynical, passive aggressive product delivered with self satisfied… lonepilgrim

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Nov 19

ABBA – “Fernando” (61 comments) Far superior to the previous number one there is a jaunty melancholy to the song that hints at what was… lonepilgrim
BROTHERHOOD OF MAN – “Save Your Kisses For Me” (84 comments) While Tina Charles sounded like she was trying her best this just sounds cynically complacent lonepilgrim
TINA CHARLES – “I Love To Love” (78 comments) Unlike the Four Seasons looking backwards this is firmly placed in the present and despite (or even because of) its… lonepilgrim
FOUR SEASONS – “December 1963 (Oh What A Night)” (107 comments) I find Frankie Valli's voice both enthralling and irritating so it is something of a relief that he is given… lonepilgrim
SLIK – “Forever And Ever” (77 comments) I dismissed these at the time but now it sounds refreshingly bonkers in its mashup of different tones and the… lonepilgrim
ABBA – “Mamma Mia” (60 comments) I've made a 1975 mix where Patti Smith's Gloria segues surprisingly smoothly into Mama Mia - perhaps due to the… lonepilgrim

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Nov 19

QUEEN – “Bohemian Rhapsody” (148 comments) @#146 and #147 Yes, Queen are often accused of being elitist or aloof (perhaps having a 'monarchist'… Smilin’ Peter
What’s Going On With The FT Comments? (4 comments) Oddly, even though I was somehow blocked from commenting for weeks on end a couple of years ago when nobody… Nixon
BILLY CONNOLLY – “D.I.V.O.R.C.E.” (114 comments) by the time this was a hit I would have listening to Monty Python records so the idea of the… lonepilgrim

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Nov 19

DAVID BOWIE – “Space Oddity” (114 comments) It is perhaps unsurprising that Bowie's first UK number one should turn out to be a re-release - the UK… lonepilgrim
ART GARFUNKEL – “I Only Have Eyes For You” (53 comments) Another triumph of American production values with some slightly disconcerting panning of the electric piano from left to right headphone/speaker… lonepilgrim
It’s A Day For Catching Sun (LOUCHIE LOU AND MICHIE ONE – “Shout”) (1 comment) I adore this record, the best of all ragga hits for me. And they succeeds in something that Bowie… Lee Saunders
DAVID ESSEX – “Hold Me Close” (111 comments) Not sure I'd say he was drifting towards light entertainment too much when still making albums like All the Fun… Lee Saunders

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Nov 19

ROD STEWART – “Sailing” (97 comments) What strikes me listening to this having recently sat through its immediate predecessors at number 1 is that the quality… lonepilgrim
THE STYLISTICS – “I Can’t Give You Anything But My Love” (60 comments) I'm surprised how muscular and rich the instrumentation sounds - in my memory this is more soothing and mellow. The… lonepilgrim

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Nov 19

TYPICALLY TROPICAL – “Barbados” (100 comments) liked this at the time but can see it is problematic now - as illustrated by the debate above lonepilgrim