Last night I made the rather unwise decision of watching The Boat That Rocked, this film is set in 1966 aboard a pirate radio ship. I lasted 45 minutes.
At first I forgave them the men's 70s shirts, as I was quite enjoying hearing a bit of classic 60s pop. But then some girls all dolled up in pvc and polyester appeared and one was wearing the worst pair of "60s retro" pointy toe stiletto heel boots with op art cut outs, you know the sort you get in nasty online fancy dress shops. Then they played Arthur Brown - Fire, this epic song wasn't released until 1968, then an Ike & Tina Turner song came on as a Deram labelled record was playing! I turned it off.
I know this was supposed to be a comedy film, but the 1960s was such an important time for music and fashion to me and a million others I'm sure, and it should be respected, just as now the fashions were quite different year to year. You wouldn't make a film about the 90s and put the characters in skinny jeans and ugg boots now would you!?!
So to make me feel better here are some cool people on a boat in the 60s, from the September 1966 edition of Rave magazine.