A brief post this evening as we reach 1969 in this series.
The Italian Job; a defining answer to the question, “Should Hollywood Be Banned From Remaking Classic Films?”
Of course, defining a classic film is hugely subjective but frankly, there are some which should remain untouchable. I honestly dread the remake of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, but in some grotty, squalid corner of Hollywood, someone is planning exactly that.
There are so many things which could go wrong with it that the very prospect makes me wince. Being the 21st Century, you’d probably find that Clint Eastwood’s cheroots would be replaced by e-cigarettes or vaping.
Anyway, this week’s playlist for your delight and delectation leads off with the title track of one of my favourite albums of all time: Young Mods Forgotten Story by The Impressions. Perhaps I’ll do something in the future on the site about that top ten list.
As usual, if the Spotify player doesn’t work below, you can open the playlist in your browser here.
|The Impressions||The Young Mods’ Forgotten Story|
|Elvis Presley||Stranger in My Own Home Town|
|Sly & The Family Stone||Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey|
|The Who||Pinball Wizard|
|David Bowie||Space Oddity|
|Roberta Flack||Angelitos Negros|
|MC5||Kick out the Jams|
|Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell||More, More, More|
|The Byrds||King Apathy III|
|The Kinks||Mr Churchill Says|
|James Brown||Strangers In The Night|
|Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity||Why (Am I Treated So Bad)|
|Archie Bell & The Drells||Green Power|
|Cher||For What It’s Worth|
|Diana Ross & The Supremes||I’m Livin’ In Shame|
|Edwin Starr & Blinky Williams||I’m Glad You Belong To Me|
|Jimmy Ruffin||Farewell Is A Lonely Sound|
|The Seeds||Bad Part of Town|
|Traffic||Something’s Got A Hold Of My Toe|
|The Ventures||Hawaii Five-O|