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When Pop Ruled My Life

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:09 pm
by Jamie Renton
Anyone else watch this typically enjoyable but a bit all over the place BBC4 doc?

Writer Kate Mossman (no, me neither) narrated a sort of history of pop fandom, starting with her own teenage Queen obsession and including urinating Beetlemaniacs, a sad old bloke who'd dedicated his life to Iron Maiden ("My ex-wife certainly didn't understand"), an aging Boy George impersonator and a disturbing Guns n Roses groupie.

There were, of course, multiple omissions and a few mystifying inclusions (Mod was a youth cult not a fan thing, wouldn't you say?) and Rick Wakeman now appears to turn up on all of these programmes like a prog-rocking Tory Paul Morley.

Fun though and available for the next month on i-Player.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... fans-story

Re: When Pop Ruled My Life

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:11 pm
by Adam Blake
When pop ruled MY life I would never have dreamed that Rick Wakeman would end up like that...

Re: When Pop Ruled My Life

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:22 pm
by AndyM
Yes, it was a lot of loose ends, mildly diverting but not adding up to much.

Mossman, by the way, used to write rather good reviews & articles for 'The Word' (which I do miss). She did a long essay for them on that whole Queen obsession thing, which was the best part of the doc & should have been the whole thing really.

Re: When Pop Ruled My Life

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:44 pm
by alister prince
Yes Andy I saw it too.
Rambling fun, I was never into John Taylor, but there you go. I liked her honest approach, no intellectual.snob she. She's now arts editor of the New Statesman by the way.
Aly

Re: When Pop Ruled My Life

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:04 pm
by alister prince
PS I noted one of the Osmonds (I'm not sure which one as I can't tell them apart. I don't think it was Marie) has got himself made a deputy sheriff in several states. He can carry a gun (shoot people) with impunity - stupid mormon.
Aly