I should have liked to have found this film late last year when I organised an exhibition of Sam's work but it was completely unknown at the time. Very pleased to see it now and especially love the piece Reader/Drinker at 01.35.
The proto-psychedelic mood of Sam's work seems evident in the clip and enhanced by the vivid film stock colours. The anarchic and surreal humour in Sam's work anticipated much of the British Pop Art and music explosion that was to follow. Ten years later it seems that Pathé were producing bona fide psych-pop videos or 'promotional films' as they were called then. Let's join The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band in London's Speakeasy club.