FANNY
February 22, 2019 9:36 AM   Subscribe

November 1971: Fanny plays Beat-Club. (SLYT)

0:06 Charity Ball
2:38 A Place In The Country
6:16 Hey Bulldog (Beatles cover)
10:52 Thinking Of You
19:40 Ain't That Peculiar (Marvin Gaye cover)
26:10 Blind Alley
31:25 Special Care (Stephen Stills cover)

Fanny: the best band you've never heard of?
posted by overeducated_alligator (23 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
 
I have adored this band from way back -- thanks for the post!
posted by JanetLand at 9:39 AM on February 22, 2019 [1 favorite]


Perfect for a Friday afternoon that needs rockin'.

Admit that -- as you predicted -- I am not familiar with this band. Thanks!
posted by terrapin at 9:40 AM on February 22, 2019


pre autotune popular music is so refreshing sometimes
posted by idiopath at 9:44 AM on February 22, 2019 [1 favorite]


Jesus, that set is so tight you could set your watch to it and the keyboardist has a voice made for rock n roll.

Excellent post
posted by NoMich at 9:48 AM on February 22, 2019


I recently discovered Fanny and OMG! So good!
posted by parki at 9:53 AM on February 22, 2019


So tight, and smooth as velvet
posted by Flashman at 9:56 AM on February 22, 2019 [2 favorites]


And now, Fanny Walked the Earth!
posted by westmorelander at 10:33 AM on February 22, 2019


Sacto Represent!
posted by Duffington at 10:51 AM on February 22, 2019


Ahhhhh...Fanny. Haven't heard them in a long time. You gotta admit, when a band from that era was good and tight, it was a powerful thing.

Great post! Thanks!
posted by Thorzdad at 11:05 AM on February 22, 2019 [2 favorites]


Filipina front women?! Unheard of in the classic rock wastelands of my youth and wholly awesome!!! More of this.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 11:27 AM on February 22, 2019 [1 favorite]


Jesus, that set is so tight you could set your watch to it and the keyboardist has a voice made for rock n roll.

Yeah and she tears that Hammond apart -- who the fuck is she and where did she go?
posted by The Bellman at 12:18 PM on February 22, 2019


So that blue screen. What was going on behind them as they played on air? I'm guessing trippy psychedelic video effects, like the lead singer turning into an endless tunnel of overlapping lead singers, and stuff like that.
posted by Naberius at 12:22 PM on February 22, 2019


who the fuck is she and where did she go?

From the last link in this post:
Nickey Barclay doesn’t talk about Fanny any more. Interview requests fell on deaf ears. “After Fanny broke up, it seemed like Nickey couldn’t stand to be herself,” confides Jean. “For a while she played in England, then in Ireland, and she used to call herself Annie Laurie. That was her persona. Then she moved to Australia. And from what we know she is not in good health. But Nickey had a very hard time with her identity, so who knows what happened in the context of being raised in this dysfunctional family?”
posted by terrapin at 12:28 PM on February 22, 2019


So that blue screen. What was going on behind them as they played on air?

I'm guessing this clip is the studio feed, and not the broadcast feed which would have had all the effects dropped in. Yeah, probably psychedelic light show strobing and stuff. That, or monster close-ups of the band at work.
posted by Thorzdad at 12:40 PM on February 22, 2019


who the fuck is she and where did she go?

Here's a long and good interview.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 12:57 PM on February 22, 2019 [1 favorite]


Here's Nickey, in her own words. (I didn't realize she had a solo album!)
posted by pxe2000 at 1:01 PM on February 22, 2019 [1 favorite]


Wow. I never paid much attention to them when I was a kid because they were a little older and, to me, "adult rock". Really good. Love the drummer.
posted by bongo_x at 8:52 PM on February 22, 2019


THANK YOU!

I had never heard of them.
posted by filtergik at 8:35 AM on February 23, 2019


Checking in. ~10:20 of SLYT

Strangely enjoying the breaks between songs. No cuts in the video. Leave them in, people!
posted by filtergik at 8:43 AM on February 23, 2019


These vids popped up in my yt feed a few days back, and they blew me away. Came here to post them and job already done. Fantastic stuff.
posted by 2N2222 at 10:41 AM on February 23, 2019


As a wee bairn I haaated the psychedelic bluescreen nonsense. In contrast, I love this well-shot and -edited vid with zero distractions.

Of course it only works when the band is bringing it.
posted by whuppy at 7:21 AM on February 25, 2019


Great stuff, kind of like Nashville Pussy if they'd made more constructive life choices.
posted by Rykey at 2:37 AM on February 28, 2019


Damn, I was just searching to see if anyone had made a post about Fanny yet. They fuckin' ROCK.

Suzi Quattro had nothin' on them. Fanny should be a household name (in some anglophone countries).

Fanny, and The Shaggs, should both be in the hall of fame.
posted by not_on_display at 12:51 PM on March 3, 2019 [1 favorite]


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