I've come over all nostalgic...well, nostalgic and hungover, actually, which is a peculiar combination. The reason for the nostalgia (because I just know you're dying for me to tell you), dear reader, is a flexidisc. It's funny to think that there's now a HUGE percentage of the population who don't know what a flexidisc is. Just in case you fall into this deprived group, I'll explain.
Flexidiscs were very common a couple of decades ago. They were one-sided seven-inch singles pressed on thin plastic which were usually made to be given away (often on magazines) for promotional purposes. Now, few things excite me as much as a bit of free music, and I can still feel the little frisson of excitement I'd get when I got a flexidisc. Unfortunately, I seem to have lost all but one of them, but what a little floppy gem it is!
The Mo-dettes were one of my favourite bands when I was in my early teens. I'd seen them a couple of times at the Saturday Morning Madness gigs at the Hammersmith Odeon and had played their first two singles to death. I was also completely besotted with their lead singer, Ramona, who remains one of the finest bits of totty to ever grace a stage.
Anyway, my big sister had been to see them and bought this flexidisc home with her. It's a cover of Twist & Shout (Mode 1 1/2) and it's really quite good.