Artists - What Ever Happened to Harold Smith?
the success of The Full Monty, it was only a matter
of time before another British movie was set in Sheffield.
Starring Stephen Fry and Tom Courtenay, Whatever Happened
To Harold Smith? has not been as well received by the
critics, but it does come with a soundtrack that is a must
for anybody with more than a hint of 70s nostalgia in their
takes place in 1977 when disco-obsessed Vince Smith falls
in love with exotic punk Joanna, and the soundtrack does well
to reflect this backdrop. Kicking off with disco classics
"Night Fever" by The Bee Gees and "Boogie Nights"
by Heatwave, there are plenty of tracks to prance around in
your old flares to.
half way through the album, there is a sudden change of mood,
switching to punk with The Buzzcocks, "Anarchy In The
UK" by the Sex Pistols and offerings from The Clash and
The Stranglers. If there was ever an album of two halves,
then this is it, the first half wearing white suits and sequins
and the second half dyeing its hair pink and having its nose
period not exactly renowned for its musical excellence, the
soundtrack to Whatever Happened To Harold Smith? adequately
singles out both the punk and disco eras that were hip in
1977. For those who lived through it, the soundtrack is a
double-edged walk down Memory Lane and for those born after
the Sex Pistols, now could be the time to do some catching
Ever Happened to Harld Smith?
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