Peter Whitehead's disjointed Swinging London documentary, subtitled "A Pop Concerto," comprises a number of different "movements," each depicting a different theme underscored by music: A early version of Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive" plays behind some arty nightclub scenes, while Chris Farlowe's rendition of the Rolling Stones' "Out of Time" accompanies a young woman's description of London nightlife and the vacuousness of her own existence. In another segment, the Marquess of Kensington (Robert Wace) croons the nostalgic "Changing of the Guard" to shots of Buckingham Palace's changing of the guard, and recording act Vashti are seen at work in the studio. Sandwiched between are clips of Mick Jagger (discussing revolution), Andrew Loog Oldham (discussing his future) - and Julie Christie, Michael Caine, Lee Marvin, and novelist Edna O'Brien (each discussing sex). The best part is footage of the riot that interrupted the Stones' 1966 Royal Albert Hall concert
Did You Know?
The title comes from a poem by Allen Ginsberg. See more
Himself (segment "Movie Stars")
You see we don't want to get drunk or go out and what is properly known as womanising until 2 o'clock in the morning. What we want is the freedom to do so, should we wish. We don't want a lot of rules and regulations. To me, the pubs closing at 11 o'clock and more expensive clubs keeping open later is the most condescending piece of class consciousness I've ever heard. It's to keep the workers out of the pubs so that they're not drunk and up late for work in the morning. This was...
Here Come The Nice
Written by Ronnie Lane
and Steve Marriott
Performed by The Small Faces See more