Contrary to popular belief, I do not own every Helen Reddy album in existence.
(Notice I didn't call them "cd's" or "mp3's" - - they are ALBUMS!! Give me a needle, a faint scratch coming through the speakers and a stack of 33 & 1/3's over an iPod nano anyday)
And even though I reference this song in UGLY BABY, believe it or not, I don't actually know it very well. But this little clip from 1973 will change that forever...
You can learn a lot from this clip.
1) Backup singers are fucking awesome - - especially when they dance in spasms like these three.
2) As we can clearly see from Ms. Reddy's 'doo, hair care products didn't really achieve greatness or popularity until the LATE 70's. (Why does her hair look like that? Didn't some fag backstage have a can of AcquNet on hand at the very least?!?!?!)
3) Wearing teal polyester slacks, a glittery teal top and a long, silk teal scarf makes you look like a sucky, unused Crayola crayon. A Halston knock-off in pastel does NOT work.
Now, where's my copy of PETE'S DRAGON?...