THE FILING FEE wrote:
I don't think this can be bettered:
If you close your eyes at the start you can still see crowds of 11-year-olds running to the school disco dancefloor in 1973. It brings tears to my eyes.
And at 0:49, when the first chorus comes in, it's little more than a yobbish chant - but it sends shivers up the spine. At least it does for me!
At 3:29, some kind of primitive (synthetic?) percussion comes in that just lifts the song a little higher. And Noddy's ad-libs towards the end are easily as good as Ian Hunter's at the end of 'Dudes' - but fired-up rather than wistful.
Did they do any better?
At times I would probably have this, if i were ever truly pressed on the issue, as my all time favourite song. Just hits me in every way one song can. Sends shivers up my spine just like you John. The fact that they'd rather play that Quiet Riot abomination over here is a travesty.
Just running the song through in my head is making my brain tingle!