Monday, June 09, 2014

Comedyobit: Rik Mayall

We've not only lost a great comedian and actor with the death of Rik Mayall; he's a loss to music, as well.

Lest we forget, he was part of Bad News:

He was the focus of the otherwise-forgotten Butcher Bitches by Circus Circus Circus:

He also supported the band The Company She Keeps in the video for What A Girl Wants:

And was in the clip for Lionheart's Die For Love:

The video for Art Of Noise's remake of Peter Gunn? Send for Mr Mayll.

(Turns out having Rik in your video wasn't a lock-in for sales.)

Also, Rik would turn up on The Tube in the early days, when the series was still heavier on pardoy than self-parody:

Let's not forget he also had a number one in his own right, even if it was in character:

That also went to number one in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, New Zealand and the Netherlands.

We've lost a great man.

1 comment:

Robin Carmody said...

Even scarier than Rik Mayall's death is the fact that the version of "Living Doll" linked to here is now older than the original version was in 1986.

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