Theatrical trailer for the swinging sixties mod film The Touchables. Directed by Robert Freeman, written by Donald Cammell and Ian La Frenais. Theatrical trailer for the swinging sixties mod film The Touchables. Directed by Robert Freeman, written by Donald Cammell and Ian La Frenais.
I acquired the soundtrack LP to The Touchables in the late 80s, hooked initially and unsurprisingly by the groovy girls on the cover and the inclusion of my fave Hammond organ demon, Wynder K Frog, on the track list.
I read somewhere, the synopsis for this long lost artefact of swinging London excess and marvelled at the plot concerning an arrogant pop star kidnapped by four pulchritudinous dollybirds and kept as a sexual plaything in a see through pleasure bubble in the English countryside. Blimey! That’s all I could find out at the time…oh yes and its lack of availability….darn! Nothing on the LP either to convey fevered kinky couplings, except a bit of greasy Hammond courtesy of Mr Frog….the sometimes patchy soundtrack also featured a bit of white soul from Ferris Wheel, flowerpop from Roy Redman and cult psych band, Nirvana. It also turns out to have been directed by Beatles photographer, Robert Freeman and written by the masterful Ian La Frenais and the late great genius, Donald Cammell….I still haven’t seen it!
Anyhow, the wonderous Youtube has come up trumps with some footage from this scarce movie..enjoy….
Ian La Frenais = "The Commitments," "Still Crazy." Donald Cammell = "Performance" for those not in the know. I think I know what Retrokimmer wants for Xmas...
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