Reviewed by Chris Arnsby
It's time for some more master tape
shenanigans. This recording was downloaded from the Well of Souls at https://mega.nz/folder/h0snQACa#uiNNqosfbdrfzODHsE1clw/folder/QgVgAShZ Things get off to an odd start when the
titles play in silence and then, halfway through, pause and rewind. There's a
black screen for around 20 seconds and then the VT clock appears again. It
holds at 10 seconds, like a troublesome NASA launch, before the countdown
begins again. Once again the titles play in silence. Is my television faulty?
No. The titles rewind again and we're back to the VT clock. Followed by another
black screen. Who's driving this editing desk?
bursts into life. It's Mike Read and Simon Mayo, and a bloke in orange
headphones, who I'm guessing is Floor Manager Tony Ravenscraig*. Simon Mayo
looks nervous. Mike Read looks bored and is clutching something in his hand. Is
it an autograph book? This all plays out in silence and then unexpectedly we
have sound, but it's Toy Boy by Sinitta. A song that featured on Top of the
Pops nine months ago.