Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Adam and Joe, actually

Copying the iconic image of the Pet Shop Boys' Actually cover, the vare lovely Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish have just released a collection of their BBC Radio 6 show's Song Wars tracks - where they compete with each other to write a funny song. The radio show is fab, but the Channel 4 series, The Adam and Joe Show, which aired for four series between 1996 and 2001 was better. Why? Because we got to SEE them. Well. Adam to be precise. Sozz Joe!

Who can forget him always looking shaggable in those shorts and that cute sailor's hat. Even now with the grown-up beard, he still looks vare sexy. Their 'schtick' was a faux naive style, which cleverly, never slipped. And brilliantly conceived stuff like the toy versions of blockbuster movies like Toytanic, Showtoys and Toy Trainspotting. The hilairious Star Wars in Their Eyes sees R2D2 and C3PO appear as the Pet Shop Droids. Here they are - as themselves - with a guide to gig-going etiquette, and isn't that Sarah Cracknell near the end telling Adam to fuck off?

Here's another gratuitous (recent) shot of Adam in shorts at work recording the Radio Show.

Go to TheirSpace here and here for the radio show.

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