Tuesday, 1 May 2012

yho6 - The Enormity of Small Things

The sixth edition of YHO borrowed its title from Samaritan by Richard Price.  It was the first ‘themed’ issue, and took as its starting point a show by Dexys Midnight Runners at the Dominion Theatre, London in November 1985.  Among the songs performed that night was a cover of The Fantastics’ Something Old Something New, a hit on Bell Records in 1971.  It was a British soul production, and therefore linked in a way to the still of The Flirtations used on the cover where they are dancing their way through the ruins of Tintern Abbey in a promo video for their immortal Nothing But A Heartache
Naturally a lot of this edition is directly related to Dexys, but it also focuses on three very important figures who were backroom boffins during the ‘60s and ‘70s.  That is:
Ø  Gerry Shury
Ø  Miki Dallon
Ø  Pierre Tubbs
The contents of this edition of YHO also included:
Ø  Vic Godard
Ø  Felt/Denim
Ø  Small Hours
Ø  Jasmine Minks
Ø  Deodato
Ø  Anthony Newley

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