Thursday, 26 August 2010


I'm mourning the loss of TOTP after a lunchtime trawling the YouTube archives. Obviously it was predominantly rubbish, especially in the 2000's, but the BBC/major label machine would occasionally drop it's guard and a band like Lilys would be on. Admittedly 'Nanny In Manhattan' was all over a Levis ad (I think it was for Silver Tabs, which my mum bought me in Fort Lauderdale that summer) but seeing them on TOTP seemed strangely subversive at the time. Looking back you have to admire a band that went on prime time TV and went out of their way to play their hit song absolutely nothing like the recorded version. Kurt Heasley's a totally underrated songwriter and this is just total magic imho.

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