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May 23, 2008

If you have had a shit week like me then watch this – it will make you feel so much better. You may even want to get down yourself my little funkateers. Soul Train – my favourite childhood programme apart from The Good Life, Rising Damp and George and Mildred. But seriously – what great dancing? This clip is from Soul Train 1971 – there is even some early robotics in there – fantastic. So twitch your noses and click your ruby slippers and be transported back….back…….baaaaaack.

And just to finish off – a selection of tv ads from 1977 including Atora suet in a bag! Pam Ayres Eat Meat Campaign poem! Early McDonalds – see the beginning of obesity timebomb – back to the scene of the crime!and some ad for non VPL panties! How simple our lives used to be……..

Sayonara pop-pickers x

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  1. Jimmy Page's Trousers permalink

    How did my childhood pass without Soul Train? Likewise, I have no recollection of those seventies, VPL-less bottoms. <br/><br/>I do remember Pam Ayres being a meat shill though. That seems unfair.

  2. Planet Mondo permalink

    My good god I can’t believe how many of those ads I remember, great to see the little dotty dots between the ads again too – but had totally forgotten the Atora/getting warmer motif<br/><br/><a href=’′ rel=’nofollow’>This </a>is one of my fave dance clip comp’s.<br/><br/><i>The track used is <a href=’’ rel=’nofollow’>here </a><br/> if you want to grab it</i>

  3. rockmother permalink

    Jimsters Trooserness – I think lots of people’s childhoods in Uk did – depends how much telly and how late your parents let you stay up as well as what area you lived in – possibly was only transmitted in London region? I think those VPL shots are hilarious – reminds me of my teachers at primary school – they all had vpl like that.<br/><br/>Planet Mondo Bongo Man – I know! I may have to post up more and yes – I miss those square dotty things.<br/><br/>Ooh yes – it is one of my favourites because I sadly have favourited most Soul Train clips although not that one with Sharon singing – great.

  4. Axe Victim permalink

    What do you mean about nobody dances like that anymore? They do where I come from! That’s the way I like it uh huh uh huh, that’s the way…

  5. Istvanski permalink

    Ah, Pammy. Pammy, Pammy, lovely Pammy. Have you got <a href=’’ rel=’nofollow’>her best album</a>?

  6. Piley permalink

    like mondo, cant believe how many of those came flooding back.<br/><br/>I remember the naughty kiddies at school made the teasmade ad into a rude slogan at school… something about "waking up to a goblin…" I never did understand those kids from the estate…<br/><br/>nice stuff rm

  7. Geoff permalink

    Mmm. Beef fat and custard. It made us what we are today.<br/><br/>Soul Train? The only train I remember was Casey Jones’.

  8. Momentary Madness permalink

    Where’s the BEEF?<br/>I???m getting??? down, and<br/>bring back the crinkles, and wrinkles.

  9. chazza permalink

    Ohh Wowww Memories!!!..You know when you have got to that age when…you say…"I wish I could say I don’t remember these adverts.(before my time).." lol…x x<br/><br/>P.s Funny I was only saying to Isti how it was along time since we’ve eaten Suet meat pudd (school days)…When I made steak and ale pie the other day…<br/><br/>We were wonderfing if they still sold it in the shops… and now Rom’s u find the x x

  10. rivergirlie permalink

    ooh – did you love ‘hey-ya’ (or whatever), with andre (ice cold) 3000? great souldtrain homage. don’t they look like they’re having fun?

  11. Ah yes the Bisto kids…lovable Dickensian street urchins….now they’re probably out selling crack and nicking cellphones.

  12. rockmother permalink

    Mr Axe Victim – oh good – I am glad to hear it!<br/><br/>Isterness – ha! no but I have got one of her books – my Mum bought it for me when I had chickenpox – as if that was going to make me feel better reading Pam Ayres!<br/><br/>Pilester – I know! I want to go back there – just for a tiny second<br/><br/>Geoffster – you have a point – ads for ingredients as opposed to processed gloop! How did that happen?<br/><br/>Momo Madster – beef me up baby yeah!<br/><br/>Chazza – ooh yummy! I used to like a nice Fray Bentos Steak and Kidney Steam pudding with lashings of tomato ketchup<br/><br/>Rivergirlie – ooh – I love that song and that video<br/><br/>Dickley – have you ever tried to smoke Bisto? I tried tea leaves and jos sticks once – then I just cut out the middle man and nicked some of my dad’s hash! Shock horror!

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