If you’re reading this, it means I have failed you, dear reader.
Last week, I said I was hoping to have the next edition of The Chain ready for you this weekend, but alas time caught up with me. Hopefully next weekend instead…
Anyway, last weekend when I should have been writing The Chain, I was delighted to find that those repeats of 70s kids’ game show Runaround! I mentioned last weekend, was now on Talking Pictures on both Saturday and Sunday morning.
I missed whoever it was that featured on the Saturday edition (by which I mean, I saw them, had never heard of them, didn’t think much of them, and so didn’t bother making a note of who they were) but come Sunday morning’s edition: well, what a treat was awaiting us!
No studio performance this time, instead one of the most unintentionally funny videos I’ve seen since…oh, probably whenever I last saw this, back in 1980 when it first came out:
I mean, where do you start with that lot?
I mean, Rob Halford, bless him, is not the most intimidating bloke you’ve ever seen, no matter how many studded leather wristbands he might wear.
And who set the drum-kit up in the middle of a bank raid?
And who knew that explosives aren’t what’s needed to crack open a safe? Oh no, it’s two hairy blokes in spandex trousers wafting unplugged electric guitars in the general direction of the vault.
And was it just me that, on seeing the bit where the band climbed through the service windows, was reminded of the kitchen scenes in Jurassic Park, only where the real dinosaurs have been replaced by rock dinosaurs instead?
Anyway, I can’t wait to see who’s on next week!