I love Alan Price who, among other things, was the founder of The Animals in 1962. He wrote the soundtrack for Lindsay Anderson’s 1973 film O Lucky Man! with Malcolm McDowell. The film was a political satire on capitalism and pre-Thatcher Britain. This song is called “Look Over Your Shoulder” and the title song O Lucky Man! is also great, as is the deceptively upbeat Poor People. Price actually appeared in the film, playing music and singing in what was effectively a kind of Greek chorus. I was looking at it again today online and found the following exchange in the YouTube comments:
A: Is it just me or were men’s suits a lot more stylish back then?
B: It’s not just you – they were more stylish back then.
C: Suits weren’t more stylish, there’s just less stylish people now.
You mean fewer. But yeah. In more ways than one.