Friday, 15 February 2008

"Wake up I'm nervous"

The romantic nature of kippers' blog entry yesterday made me come over all peculiar, so expect today's entry to be bit kinky.

Yesterday we had Pale Saints version of Kinky Love and today brings Nancy Sinatra's original, which I love just as much, even though listening to it makes me feel filthy! It was banned from some radio stations in the 70s for 'suggestive' lyrics.

Nancy Sinatra - Kinky Love mp3 (available for 7 days)

Kinky BootsAnd our second helping of kinkiness comes from 1964, courtesy of The Avengers, Honor Blackman and Patrick Macnee. It wasn't a hit in the British charts until 1990. Possibly it took everyone that long to get over the trauma of hearing Macnee enthusing over "sexy little schoolgirls". The song was written by Herbert Kretzmer - the same chap who wrote Goodness Gracious Me for Peter Sellers and Sofia Loren and She for Charles Aznavour - to accompany a short film about fashions of the time, and was commissioned by legendary name-dropper (and a dear, dear friend) Ned Sherrin. Apparently, Patrick Macnee was incredibly nervous about recording the single and got pissed before going into the studio, so a sound engineer had to nudge him everytime it was his line.
Honor Blackman had this to say about Kinky Boots:
"I don't look back on it as my best work or anything. It was just a lark and that is the spirit in which it should be accepted."

Honor Blackman & Patrick Macnee - Kinky Boots mp3 (available for 7 days)

Buy Nancy Sinatra music and The Avengers DVDs from here.

I can't wait to see the google searches which bring people to this entry!


beketaten said...

Holy shit...!
I've been looking for the original Nancy Sinatra version of "Kinky Love" ever since I heard the Pale Saints cover.
I shall start frequenting this newly discovered gem of a blog ;D

Spike said...

Glad to help, and ta very much!

Anonymous said...

sir, i need the pale saints and nancy sinatra versions... can you post it again? please? :(