I just finished my 10 minute core workout, and sitting down for a nice healthy lunch and this, Part Two of my afternoon’s listening pleasure here in my basement office of Corporate Hell, the ‘The Sandie Shaw Supplement‘ album (Sandie Shaw).
Well, “ring-a-ding-ding” Sandie.
The Sandie Shaw Supplement was a TV show hosted by Sandie in the Summer of ’68, a musical magazine that was rather ahead of its time. The series covered a broad range of material (Sandie insisted on selecting contemporary songwriters like Jagger-Richards, Paul Simon, The Bee Gees, Harry Nilsson and Carol Bayer Sager).
Consisting of songs performed on her short-lived BBC television series, ‘The Sandie Shaw Supplement‘ was a very mixed bag, reflecting the repertoire of the all-around entertainer that she was apparently trying to become. The renditions of pop standards are okay, and the cover music of pop-rock hits like ‘Satsifaction‘, ‘Scarborough Fair‘, ‘Homeward Bound‘ and ‘Route 66’ (which, honestly I love. It’s 100% pure campness is right out of an Austin Powers movie) are mediocre-to-embarrassing; there are also some tunes like ‘Change of Heart‘ that are reasonable continuations of her pure pop singles of the mid-’60s.
Selected tracks will be inevitably enjoyed by her fan club, the rest serves merely as a “time capsule” album to be enjoyed by only the true music history and vinyl aficionado’s such as myself .
Oh, and maybe Andrew Marshall as well – weirdo that he is.