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A random Top Of The Pops episode, broken down to its very last compound by some of the UK's best music journalists
||Explicit#29: January 22nd 1976 - Here's A Song About A Naughty Lady||The latest episode of the podcast which asks: if Midge Ure had become lead singer of the Sex Pistols, would we all still be wearing flares? This episode, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, was foraged from the very dustbin of History, being one from early...||15 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28: August 31st 1995 - Find A Girl, Settle Down, Kill Salman Rushdie||The latest episode of the podcast which asks: is there such a thing as a trendy w**k? This episode, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, drags us back to the dark Civil War of the mid-90s, when brother fought against brother over whether Roll With It was...||13 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27 - May 6th 1982: We Form Like Voltron, And KGA Is The Head||The latest episode of the podcast which asks: has there ever been a Good Bates? The year is 1982, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, and the world is waiting for England. Actually, no - what the world is waiting for is for Tomorrow's World to piss off, because...||18 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#26: August 9th 1984 - John Peel's Yummy Finger||The latest episode of the podcast which asks: that scrap between Reagan and Chernenko - whose coat would you be holding? This episode, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, sees us refraining from fretting about Armageddon for a bit and getting blasted full in the...||31 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25: June 22nd 1973 - Peppa Pig Versus The IRA Pub Bombers||The latest episode of the podcast which asks: Top Of The Pops? On a Friday? A******es to that! This episode of The Pops has been hand-picked by the Pop-Crazed Youngsters on our Patreon account, and they did us proud with this one: a episode from the...||21 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#24: July 31st 1986 - Toneh Adleh Aht Ter Spandaah Balleh||The latest episode of the podcast which asks: no, really - how do you soil a bra? This episode, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, sees us getting our hands down the back of the sofa on another random episode of Top Of The Pops - but as it's 1986 - a...||3 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#23: October 6th 1977 - Soul Rail Replacement Service||The latest edition of the podcast which asks: so how do you actually soil a bra, then? This episode, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, takes us back, back, back to the autumn of '77, and it's a proper Lucky Bag of Randomness - just how we like it. The...||13 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#22: July 4th 1985 - A Horrible Time For Crisps, And For Pop||The latest episode of the podcast which asks: have you got crabs? In this edition, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, we decided to give you the opportunity to watch our selected episode of Pops along with us (providing you keep a finger on the pause button, as...||30 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#21: May 11th 1995 - Lisa's Dad Is Well Brexit||The latest episode of the podcast which asks: er, can you spare us a few quid so we don't have to do these through shitty microphones any more? Please? This episode, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, couldn't be more Nineties if it started off thinking...||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#20: February 1st 1979 - Not My Favourite DJ Of All Times||The latest episode of the podcast which asks: an emaciated John Lennon in a boxing match with the six months-dead Elvis Presley - who wins? This episode, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, is mental. Come with us as we set the Time Sofa all the way into the very...||27 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#19: June 15th 1989 - Remember Double Trouble’s Shirts? They Were Really Stylish||The latest episode of the podcast which asks: what’s the difference between a Cartoon Time and a Cartoon Club? This episode, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, sees the world’s No.1 authority on old episodes of a long-gone pop show casting its eyes and ears...||6 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#18: April 29th 1976 - Dave Lee Travis Stamping On A Human Face, Forever||The latest episode of the podcast which asks: what, him out of Brotherhood Of Man with the ‘tache? How old? F*****g hell! After an extended hiatus, the greatest podcast in the world about old episodes of Top Of The Pops roars back with its usual...||23 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#17: December 25th 1973 - The Old Songs Are The Best||A moderately special episode of the podcast which asks: so what did Tony Orlando do to get banged up for three years, then? This episode, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, is a massively-flared, clompy-heeled, zebra-printed celebration of one of the greatest...||24 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#16: December 22nd 1983 - Hold On, Here Comes Jism||The latest edition of the podcast which asks: if the Thompson Twins made you a sandwich, would you want to eat it? It’s Christmas Time, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, but there’s no need to be afraid – because we’re a full year away from any Band Aid...||15 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#15: September 4th 1980 - BA Robertson’s Hairdresser Thinks It’s Fantastic||The latest edition of the podcast which asks: what is the least Mod Dungeons & Dragons character? This episode, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, has been cursed by the tang of man-flu and dodgy microphones, meaning it’s not at the usual hi-fidelity...||1 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#14: September 24th 1987 - A Grey and Pink-Flecked Gelled-Up Nightmare||The latest episode of the podcast which asks: how bad would your war have to get before you start thinking of calling up Johnny Hates Jazz? This episode, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, sees the Chart Music gang trapped on the wrong side of Eightiestown,...||20 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#13: November 16th 1978 - The Demon Prince of the Third Division||The thirteenth go-around of the podcast which asks: Showaddywaddy? Again? Really? This episode, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, finally sees the good ship Chart Music sail way past the three-hour exclusion zone – but it can’t be helped, because the episode..||31 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#12 - March 16th 1994: No Wonder Northern Uproar Had To Happen||The dozenth episode of the podcast which asks: were Senser any good at Laser Quest? This episode – another pop-blather behemoth – sees us stepping right out of our comfort zone and looking at an episode from the mid-Nineties. A golden era when, as..||16 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#11 - January 14th 1982: David Van Day's Chart Music||The eleventh episode of the podcast which asks: is anyone willing to swap a Fonz action figure for a ‘Shakin’ Stevens and the Sunsets – Heterosexual Rock n’ Roll’ badge? This episode, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, has been a bastard to put...||20 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#10 - February 5th 1970: Tony Blackburn’s World-Famous Kneecap-Warmers||The tenth episode of the podcast which asks: when did vest and pants go from being an instrument of self-expression to a punishment for leaving your games kit at home? This episode, Pop-Crazed Youngsters, sees us going back further than we’ve ever...||31 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#9 - April 11th 1974: She’s A WILF||The ninth episode of the podcast which asks: were England’s international failures of the 1970s caused by an insistence on playing football on beaches in massive flares and stack heels while pretending to be Marvin Gaye? This episode, Pop-Crazed...||17 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#8 - September 24th 1981: Two Pound Of Tripe In A One Pound Bag||The eighth edition of the podcast which asks: a new version of Top Of The Pops with sketches? F**K OFF! This episode sees the controls of the Time Sofa hijacked by our own Simon Price, who force-lands it smack in the middle of 1981. He's been...||31 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#7 - August 22nd 1985 - Nobody Ever Said; "Oh No, Jaws Is Coming"||The seventh episode of the podcast which asks: if Les Dennis and Dustin Gee were Torvill and Dean, who would be who? This episode sees us firmly on the wrong half of the Eighties, with Live Aid a mere five-and-a-bit weeks behind us, and the Greatest...||17 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#6 - April 10th 1975: Woody Looks Like Edward Heath||This sixth episode of the podcast which asks: a Lego submarine full of maggots? Really? This episode sees us throwing ourselves between two stools marked 'GLAM/FUNK' and 'PUNK/DISCO' and sprawling awkwardly in the space marked '1975', in order to...||30 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#5 - August 14th 1980: Watch Yer Backs!||The fifth episode of the podcast which asks: why is Richard Stilgoe going on about acne? This episode finds Top Of The Pops smack in the middle of the Eighventies in a state of flux, after being off air for nine weeks due to a Musicians Union strike....||16 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#4 - April 12th 1979: The Rabbity Angel of Death||The fourth episode of the podcast which asks: what the f**k is a ‘Baby’s Treat’? This episode takes us back to the absolute cusp of the Eighties, a mere three weeks away before Margaret Thatcher starts wiping her arse on the...||12 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#3 - November 15th 1973: Ken, Ken, Ken, Ken and Donny||The third edition of the podcast which asks: is that an apple or a strawberry on Pans Peoples' arses? In this episode - the chunkiest yet - we set the controls of the Time Sofa smack into the heart of the Glam era and get down...||7 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#2 - February 9th 1984: When You Want To Suck And Chew It||The second edition of the podcast which asks: who would win in a massive cage fight amongst Radio 1 DJs of the 70s and 80s? This episode, we enter the late winter of George Orwell’s visionary magnum opus – but not even in his worst nightmares...||16 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#1 - July 14th 1977: Like Punk Hadn't Really Happened Just Yet||The debut of the podcast that takes a random episode of Top Of The Pops and breaks it down to its very last compound. It’s the Summer of ’77, and the Sex Pistols are finally allowed on. Will The Kids start gobbing on anyone onstage in flares?...||19 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I'm no good at writing reviews but trust me when I tell you how good this is.
Better than the best episode of TOTP in 1981
Striking more than one chord with this pop-crazed youngster.
More of this sort of thing please, Al & friends...I’m bereft after binging on the first 12 episodes.
Great music writers dissect old episodes of Top Of The Pops and provide context for it contents.