Paul Jones - Sings Songs From The Film Privlege
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I`ve Been A Bad Bad Boy
I Can`t Hold On Much Longer
(My Poor heart Is Surely) Breaking
Very Very Funny
When The Little Girl Is Smiling
I Can`t Break The News To Myself
Steven Shorter's 1st performance in Peter Watkins's 1967 "Privilege," an obvious piss take on Beatlemania and the cult of celebrity worship, but carefully staged for manipulative ends in this scene. Although the police present as bad guys for the fans, Shorter, singing here (Paul Jones) is actually a govt.-manufactured pop icon...
Anticipating punk rock, Peter Watkins' semi-documentary study of a future society using music to enslave the masses appropriates some unauthorized reenactments from the National Film Board of Canada's groundbreaking Paul Anka docu "Lonely Boy". How Universal ended up distributing this is a mystery even they couldn't solve.
After directing several extraordinary documentaries for the BBC, including the award-winning The War Game and Culloden, Peter Watkins made his first dramatic feature with this flawed but striking film about Steven Shorter (Paul Jones), a pop singer in a future society where entertainment is controlled by a totalitarian government.
Shorter's music and image are used to channel the impulses of rebellious youth; in one concert sequence, the crowd watches him sing a plaintive plea for love and understanding while locked in a cage surrounded by police officers armed with clubs. While Shorter is remarkably popular, he's also living a life created for him by the government, which Steven knows is a sham. When Shorter's handlers decide to revamp his image into that of an obedient, religious boy, he rebels, to his peril. Model Jean Shrimpton made her film debut here as an artist commissioned to paint a portrait of Shorter. Privilege later became something of a cult film; one of the film's admirers was rock poet Patti Smith, who recorded one of "Steven Shorter"'s songs, 'Set Me Free', on her 1978 album Easter.
Steven Shorter / Paul Jones - Privilege
From Peter Watkins's 1967 film "Privilege," Watkins's subtly satirical take on Beatlemania and a vision of a totalitarian future in which the Church & State use pop icons to induce conformity in the public. In this clip, official govt. pop icon Steven Shorter performs a newly Christianized version of a song seen earlier in the movie, and
Privilege Trailer (1967)
Starring Manfred Mann lead singer Paul Jones as Shorter, and iconic Sixties supermodel Jean Shrimpton as the girl who tries to help him defy the system, Privilege is the third feature from provocative British director Peter Watkins,
Paul Jones - I've Been A Bad, Bad Boy (1967)
always will one of my very favorite 60's numbers Paul Jones is a very underrated vocalist what a great voice! so stylish and charismatic! Excellent!
Paul Jones was and still is one of the best vocalists to have emerged from the British Invasion of the 60s. Saw him do this with the Manfreds a few years back and he still had the vocal chops.
PAUL JONES - FREE ME
If you haven't seen this song in the film, you should. Made in 1967 and very prophetic. Great voice, great troubled performance in the film.
I saw it when it came out and it rocked my world. Have never forgotten it. The forerunner of modern graphic music videos. Great film.
Paul Jones - Free Me
Steven Shorter's 1st performance in Peter Watkins's 1967 "Privilege
This should be a broadway musical.