Monday, March 30, 2009

The 1970s are officially antique and filthy.

Peter Wyngarde, for those of you not familiar with Peter Wyngarde, is most famous for his role as Jason King in a UK television series in the late 60s and early 70s. So you can get a sense of exactly how late 60s early 70s this man was here is photographic proof:

Exactly. Popular culture from the late 60s and early 70s has always been covered in this weird brown haze that is perfectly described as "a patina of antique filth". I'm not sure if it's just the quality of film that was used in those years, or maybe it's the dirt browns, rust oranges, and gall bladder greens that were so fashionable in clothing and interior decorating at the time. Of course, Wyngarde's late 60s kick ass purple shirt is a nice exception. Well... it would be if it wasn't made of polyester.

Peter Wyngarde is also famous for a pseudo-spoken-word album (of the sort that seems to be mandatory for all celebrities in the 70s... think Shatner) that contains this filthy little song:

Nice. You can find the lyrics here.


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