Friday, May 11, 2012
THE SMITHS ON BRITISH TELLY (PART 12)
First up was on Channel 4's Earsay programme in late March 1984 - Earsay was one of the programmes that took the place of The Tube in the Spring and Summer months. There was an interview followed by a performance:-
Sandie has gone on record as saying in this clip she looks like a demented housewife.
Just under a month later, the single went Top 40 and this gave Sandie Shaw here first Top Of The Pops appearance in 14 years. The three band members performed barefooted in homage to the singer was famed in the 60s for shoe-less appearances on the show):-
The third and final appearance wasn't to perform the single, but the previously shown clip of Jeane. And as was pointed out, the full excruciating clip is available to cringe at:-
mp3 : Vanilla Swingers - Hand In Glove
Next up....Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now