Nostalgia – it’s not how Andrew Collins remembers it used to be. But for forty five minutes it’s exactly how it used to be for you! And probably for Andrew Collins a bit too.
Yes, if you’re feeling ever so slightly tired of how all of those clip-structured ‘sound collage’ nostalgia shows always seem to use the same well-known and relatively heavyweight archival footage to evoke the sociocultural ‘mood’ of Phil Cool drinking Citrus Spring, then here’s the alternative! Turning the approach of The Rock’n'Roll Years and Sounds Of The 20th Century upside down, the Talk About The Passion team are putting together a series of podcasts covering specific years, featuring half-forgotten mid-chart hits with clips from cult TV and radio shows, underachieving films, annoyingly inescapable adverts and other assorted (mostly puppet-driven) ephemera. In other words, the pop cultural past as YOU remember it. And probably Andrew Collins a bit too.
The first of these podcasts covers 1992, so if The Bouncer by Kicks Like A Mule, Zig & Zag interviewing East 17, and the difference between ‘Football’ and ‘Muggy Bonehead’ mean more to you than Shakespear’s Sister and the European Monetary Union, get ready for forty five minutes of Rob Newman-era past-remembering thrill-packed retro fun!
Talk About 1992 was put together by Ben Baker with Tim Worthington and Phil Catterall. And probably Andrew Collins a bit too. And if you like it, please say so somewhere as we’d like to do more of these but would equally like to be sure that people are listening and enjoying first…!
And now the important bit: you can hear The TATP Years: 1992 at Talk About The Passion, and download some of our other podcasts while you’re there, would you? That means you as well, Andrew Collins. Cheers!