Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hazel O'Connor: Will You

Punk goddesses should not lower themselves to take party in reality television. A few years ago Granada Television had a series called Hit Me Baby One More Time in which pop acts from the past competed for the chance to issue a new single. It was won by Shakin' Stevens with Tiffany and Chesney Hawkes in his wake.

One of the unsuccessful contestants was Hazel O'Connor, who would undoubtedly have eaten the presenter, Vernon Kay, for breakfast in her heyday.

This is her finest hour - a song from the film Breaking Glass, in which she starred. The contrast between the tongue-tied lyrics and the passionate sax makes it an outstanding song.

There is another Youtube video of O'Connor performing this, but they won't let me embed it.

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