Dave Fanning makes a return to British TV in another Whistle Test look alike, this
time broadcast from the National Ballroom, Kilburn and Tuffnall Park dome both in
London. Comic Craig Ferguson joins him as co-
It was the same mix of live sets, music news and reports on forthcoming albums made
so familiar from previous attempts. The obvious question would be if those shows
hadn't worked before what's so different about this one? The even more obvious answer
is 'nothing.' But at least it was re-
As with many of these shows from the 80s and 90s controversy seems to be its only memorable feature and on the 31st May 1991 show Lenny Kravitz attempts to sing It Ain't Over Till It's Over, but his singing voice fails, says "fuck it", leaving Virgin Records' boss Richard Branson to apologise live on air.
To be fair maybe these shows were victim to a somewhat less than dynamic time for music in general. However, rap and rave were not featured in any of these shows, so maybe the fault lies with the producers for only looking at the album charts.