Fab, groovy, some Ringos etc. Back to the sixties for TATP‘s hardy time travellers Ben Baker and Tim Worthington all the way from the future where men are living in domed communities and flying around on robot William Hartnells. 1964 seems like it could be quite a dull, old farty year, but far from it, as pop, rock, psych, jazz, garage, soul and whatever the frig One Way Pendulum is.
In today’s show we learn who was the 27th Beatle, how possibly not to pronounce Cal Tjader, Arthur C Clarke seemingly invents Twitter, which woman desperately needs AN EGG, we shuffle quickly past terrifying Shakin’ Stevens-centric Motown revival, who had a fight with legendary manager Don Arden, investigating Beatles that isn’t Beatles, when the Daleks confused shipping and the BBC got to banning, what its like to live in Liverpool home of the loveable moptops and why this led someone to have a fight with a bus, David Bowie gets revenge, “preverts”, BBC2 launches in a blaze of silence and then troubling mild racism, we get all gooey over Anthony Newley and we spend most of our time promoting other podcasts we’ve done. We’re ace us.
“Here is a box, a musical box, wound up and ready to play. But this box can hide a secret inside. Can you guess what is in it today ?” Oh, its The TATP Years with an all new mixtape of TV, news, film, comedy, adverts and of course the music of 1966. Some of the world was psychedelic and groovy whilst many others were still happily sat in their Parker Knoll authentic imitation armchairs with pie and chips watching Batman and David Frost on their monochrome tellies. Not together, although that would’ve been amazing, obviously…
There’s music from an incredibly varied bunch including Love, The Isley Brothers, Anthony Newley and Delia Derbyshire, The Vogues, Jeff Beck, The Monkees, James and Bobby Purify, The London Jazz Four, Judy Street, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, The Creation, The Beach Boys, The Left Banke and more!
TV, radio and film comes from Camberwick Green, Batman: The Movie, Our Man Flint, Alfie, Kenny Everett, Carry On Screaming, Wild Angels, Doctor Who, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Georgy Girl, The Frost Report, Jonathan Miller’s Alice In Wonderland, Bill Cosby and The Monkees (again).
The TATP Years is a monthly podcast throughout 2013 to give each mix a bit more time in the sun and offer something nice to look forward to. You can get them all from the TATP site itself or via iTunes *here* and if you think we’re the sort of mixtape monkeys you’d like to share with the world, please consider giving us a nice review and rating so other decent souls with excellent taste in podcast nonsense might find their way here too. Thank you!
Welcome, welcome, welcome home to T-A-T-P!
So put down that inferior podcast and set fire to all copies of Derek and TATP has return for 2013 and what better start than the return of our most popular show – The TATP Years.
For those who are unfamiliar its our own version of the old BBC show “The Rock N Roll Years” devoted to music and clips that would never make “The Rock N Roll Years”. Offering up a taste of as much from each year as possible, the first episode of series 3 looks at the year 1985 with pop, rock, dance, indie, hip hop and whatever the hell Doctor In Distress is meant to be…
Music comes from Propaganda, Big Audio Dynamite, Eighth Wonder, Dead Or Alive, The Dukes Of Stratosphear, Debarge, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Redbox, The Smiths, Scritti Polliti and…Willy Rushton?!
Plus clippage from Grange Hill, Eastenders, Girls On Top, Gary Davies, Back To The Future, Live Aid, Smith and Jones, Crazy Like A Fox, Brazil, The Supergrass, Saturday Superstore, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV, Neighbours, Doctor Who and the early days of Phillip Schofield in the Broom Cupboard.
From now, The TATP Years with be a monthly podcast allowing more exposure to each mix and something nice to look forward to throughout 2013. You can get them all from the TATP site itself or via iTunes *here* and if you think we’re the sort of mixtape monkeys you’d like to share with the world, please consider giving us a nice review and rating so other decent souls with excellent taste in podcast nonsense might find their way here too. Thank you!
Our re-run of series one of The TATP Years, our free download 45 minute mixtape of music, movies and mumphus continues with 1979. Joining the original mix is Ben Baker and Tim Worthington‘s special commentary companion – new to the site – talking over the original mix with anecdotage, things that didn’t make it into the final show and THAT THATCHER.
Download: The TATP Years – 1979
1979 may be the best collage of clips yet with a ridiculous amount of great music available from the likes of The B-52s, Japan, The Selecter, Gary Numan, XTC, Joy Division, Elvis Costello and The Attractions, The Human League, Nick Lowe, The Specials, Buggles and even Sir Cliff himself.
Plus there’s TV with Not The Nine O’Clock News, Shoestring, Tiswas, Doctor Who, The Kenny Everett Video Show, Minder and End Of Part One. Films like Quadrophenia, Alien, The Jerk and Monty Python’s Life Of Brian!
Commentary: Talkin’ 1979
Tim Worthington and Ben Baker chat about the pop cultural nonsense of the year that brought us Margaret Thatcher and Gideon (TV Goose). How can you tell if it’s the start or the end of an episode of Blankety Blank? What has been scientifically proven to cause Ashen-Facedness in children? Which ska band have never changed their footwear? Find out all this, and more, in Talkin’ 1979!
1976 already? But we were just in 1972! Well put down those platform shoes and then attack Nick Kent with them as PUNKS is round the corner and nothing would ever be the same again. Or absolutely identical. One of those anyway. Sadly this is the final episode of series 2 but we’re going out in a glittery bang. Or should that be a POP! as we start with the most 1976 clip ever – Keith Chegwin interviewing ABBA on Swap Shop. And how long did it take you to record your greatest hits…?
Bouncing between pop, punk and um…pop punk, 1976 brings up varied music from Thin Lizzy, Can, 5000 Volts, Blondie, Al Stewart, Wings, The Runaways, George Harrison, Queen, Candi Staton, Ramones, the cast of Bugsy Malone and even top punk legends Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots!
Clips come from the aforementioned Noel Edmonds’ Multicoloured Swap Shop, Doctor Who, Brutus Jeans, Derek & Clive Live, Top Of The Pops, Network, The Slipper And The Rose, Big John Little John, So It Goes, Assault On Precinct 13, The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin, Car Wash, Ripping Yarns and those wicked Sexual Pistols not saying “fuck” on the Today programme.
1964. The rise of The Beatles, eh? With all their…Beatling. And indeed in this new TATP Years mix their shadow looms large as the pop beat boom marches modishly up the charts. That said there’s still plenty of room for the burgeoning Motown sound, jazz, easy listening, folk, soul and bedroom balladeering. Oh and Morse code warning people about Dalek invasion.
Or to be more precise: Cal Tjader, The Zombies, John Coltrane, The Supremes, Beach Boys, George Martin, The Nashville Teens, Sandie Shaw, The Earthlings, Manfred Mann, Pat Bowie, Henry Mancini, The Rolling Stones, Anthony Newley, Bob Dylan, THEM and…oh yes, The Beatles.
Visual treats in audio form come via the future world of the past in Tomorrow’s World, Doctor Who and those naughty Daleks, Masque Of The Red Death, Tonight (with a young hairy David Bowie), Not Only But Also, David Jacobs presenting Top Of The Pops, A Hard Day’s Night, Play School, Dr Strangelove, I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again, Arthur C. Clarke on Horizon, The Man From UNCLE, One Way Pendulum, the troubled launch of yet another channel and…AN EGG. LISTEN TO IT YOU DAMN, PREVERTS!
And don’t forget our brand new spanking iTunes link which you can find here. A Mixcloud upload will be along later but no bugger uses it much so it might be a while yet. Due to us needing to swap iTunes links, our new page was looking awfully bare and unloved but some of you came through a treat so a massive thanks to everyone who gave us a nice review / rating, especially Nik Horne and Richard Eason. Damned fine souls all. AN EGG for everybody!