The Old Grey Whistle Test was a popular British TV show that ran from 1971-1987 and spotlighted “serious” music. DJ Raj Pannu has taken footage from segments on Pentangle, Budgie, Bill Withers, Can, Michael Chapman, and Roxy Music and subtly altered the audio and visual aspects into a wonderful new megamix called The Old Grey Whistle Twist. Raj also weaves in dialogue from show presenter Bob Harris, who has the calmest, coolest TV voice ever. Ever.
You have to stick around for the part where Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” merges with Roxy Music’s “Ladytron.” Holy shit, my ears turned into eyes and my eyes turned into ears, and all four of them started gushing tears. This is one of the greatest things the internet’s tossed up lately.
Watch it at the Space Invasion site.