Confessions of a Pop Performer

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Confessions of a Pop Performer
"Confessions of a Pop Performer" (1975).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Norman Cohen
Produced by Greg Smith
Michael Klinger
Written by Christopher Wood
Starring Robin Askwith
Antony Booth
Cinematography Alan Hume
Edited by Geoffrey Foot
Distributed by Columbia pictures
Release dates July 1975
Running time 91 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Confessions of a Pop Performer is a 1975 British sex-farce film.[1] This second instalment continues the erotic adventures of Timothy Lea and is based on the novels written under the name by Christopher Wood. In this case, the original novel was called Confessions from the Pop Scene,[2] but was later re-published under the film's title.[3] A May 1975 preview of the film in Tit-Bits magazine refers to the film as Confessions of a Pop Star.[citation needed]

Premise[edit]

Sidney overhears a band in his local pub and aspires to be their manager, not so ably assisted by his brother-in-law, Timmy, both still window cleaning for a living. They rename the band Kipper and after a misfortune, Timmy joins the line-up and many sexual encounters follow as a result. Unfortunately, Timmy's natural talent is more mayhem than rock star and disaster ensues of mostly the semi-clothed kind.

Cast[edit]

Critical Reaction[edit]

Confessions of a Pop Performer was voted joint ‘Worst British Film of 1975’ by Sight & Sound magazine, tying with The Rocky Horror Picture Show.[citation needed]

Soundtrack[edit]

Pop Performer was the only film in the series to spawn a soundtrack album on the Polydor label, with musical numbers produced by Ed Welch, and credited to the film’s fictional groups Kipper, and The Climax Sisters (played by Diane Langton and Linda Regan in the film, although Sue Martine provides Regan’s singing voice). The album also includes music from Confessions of a Window Cleaner and in-character ‘Timmy Chat’ from Robin Askwith.

Soundtrack listing[edit]

(Original album)

Side 1

  1. Confessions of Timmy Tea (Three’s a Crowd)
  2. Timmy Chat (Robin Askwith)
  3. The Clapham (Kipper)
  4. Oh Sha La La (Kipper)
  5. Accidents will Happen (Kipper)
  6. Timmy Chat (Robin Askwith)
  7. I Need You (like a hole in the head!) (The Climax Sisters)
  8. Kipper (Kipper)
  9. Timmy Chat (Robin Askwith)

Side 2

  1. Hell of a Fuss (Teddy Palmer and the Rumble Band)
  2. Pop Performer Medley (Fire and Foam, See Though Jazz, The Crash, Timmy Goes Shopping, Theme for Truncheon and Helmet)
  3. Timmy Chat (Robin Askwith)
  4. This is your Life (Three’s a Crowd)
  5. Charlie Snowgarden (Sam Sklair)
  6. Timmy Chat (Robin Askwith)
  7. Confessions of Timmy Tea (reprise) (Three’s a Crowd)

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