Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.
This is a collection of highlights from shows nineteen to twenty four, featuring Paul Kirkley on The Kids From Fame Again, Garreth F. Hirons on Sweet 75, Darrell Maclaine on The Brennan JB7, James Gent on When The Wind Blows by David Bowie, Ros Ballinger on Microsoft Explorapedia, and Jonny Morris on Jesta Giggle by The Barron Knights. Along the way we’ll be finding out why The Barron Knights should have covered T.V.O.D., where the whistling from Never Let Me Down was ‘borrowed’ from, which CDs you should never trust your car with, and which former member of Nirvana really loves accordions. Plus there’s also something you may not have heard before – Tim on Betamax Video Club talking about 1986’s cinematic highpoint Absolute Beginners – and an extra downhill slaloming surprise at the end…
And if you’ve enjoyed the highlights, you can download the full editions here…
You can find the full version of the edition of Betamax Video Club on Absolute Beginners here.
Buy A Book!
Help support Looks Unfamiliar by buying one of Tim’s books. Higher Than The Sun is the story of Screamadelica by Primal Scream, Bandwagonesque by Teenage Fanclub, Foxbase Alpha by Saint Etienne and Loveless by My Bloody Valentine and how, long before Britpop, Creation Records took on the world and very nearly won. Higher Than The Sun is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Alternately, if you’re just feeling generous, you can buy me a coffee here. With a bit of luck, all of the coffee shop staff will leap up singing and dancing around Soho.
You can find the full version of my chat with Betamax Video Club about Absolute Beginners here.
That’s Motivation is a feature on the accidental genius of the Absolute Beginners soundtrack, including two little-known David Bowie numbers as well as the title song; you can find it here.
© Tim Worthington.
Please don’t copy this only with more italics and exclamation marks.