Monday, July 16, 2007

Andy Bown –Supersonic

Andy Bown –Supersonic/Feeling Better –GM GMS 9039 (1975 UK)

Yes, the same Andy Bown (and NOT Brown), who was the HE in The Herd, performing a storming version of the theme to Saturday morning’s TV Pop programme Supersonic. Produced by Tom Allom (Tiger etc…) it’s a cracker to be filed next to Dazzle’s Jim’ll Fix It (DJM).

For those born too late or residing elsewhere, Supersonic was the ultimate in UK Pop TV featuring many Glam greats and was just around long enough to embrace Punk (the appearance by The Damned was particularly memorable). Presented by school boy crush-maker Sally James and directed by the Cecil B. DeMille of morning TV Mike Mansfield, the show ran from September ’75 to April ’77. More information and a full list of appearances here:

Cue the music!

Click on title for a full version (3:17) of Supersonic


James D said...

All those Supersonic shows were repeated on satellite/cable channel Granada Plus a few years back. Those repeats kick-started my interest in Glam (I was too young to get it first time round). Andy Bown performed this on at least two occasions, once with Chris Spedding present (does he play on this?). The best Spedding moment though was doing "Pogo Dancing" and "Motorbikin" with The Vibrators.

raoul said...

Andy Brown ? I think it's Bown (he's been a memeber of Status Quo for decades)

Purepop said...

OOOOPS! I stand corrected -I always assumed it was Brown!Thanks for bringing this up.It must be terrible being born with a typo! I've had quite a few Willis Vs Wills myself!