One of the big things from back before rave came along was goths. Essentially goth was a response to advances in hairspray technology and the invention of snakebite.
Here’s a reminder of how crap they were. Superb pathetic dancing in a Phoenix Nights style club with really bright lights like you get at a proper ceilidh.
Your modern goths are not as serious. Nowhere near as skinny as 80s goths who all had those spindly preying mantis legs that you could only get from a truly dedicated amphetamine habit.
In the 80s it was quite common to lose your virginity to a goth. We always wondered what proper goths did on hot summer days. Did they hibernate?
Posted in Dad Dancing
Tagged 80s, goth
This is just like your average family Christmas, if your average family somehow ended up down the Berghain. The coffee table thing is the new dad living room headphone DJ style. Needs must.
Tracklist – not much dadcore, mostly recent-ish stuff, sorry.
Burial & Four Tet – Moth
Junior Boys – You’ll Improve Me (Caribou Remix)
KiNK – Rave Signal
Boards of Canada – Olson (Midland Remix)
Laurent Garnier – Flashback (Smith and Webbah 3am mix)
Benoit & Sergio – Where The Freaks Have No Name
Pfirter – The Dub Track (Len Faki Remix)
Factory Floor – Two Different Ways (Perc Mix)
The Soft Pink Truth – Confession
MMM – Nous Sommes MMM
Martyn – Viper (London Arches Mix)
Miaoux Miaoux – Hey Sound (Auntie Flo & Esa’s Remix)
Reade Truth – Another Dilemma
The Black E – Ho Ho Ho
Jeffrey Mills – Jingle Bells
Pleated Lemon – Yuletide Logs
Great find from DJ Surgeon, in a dusty tape box…from Neil’s raw early distorted Chicago-influenced phase when he was releasing stuff on Peacefrog, distorted kicks, squeaky noises, always with killer drum fills and insane energy levels.
For those that don’t know, House Of God was a proper techno club in Birmingham…we always thought of it as a kind of sister club to Test as they put on a lot of the same guests of the nasty techno variety. Generally very nice people, despite making such evil music. Neil himself being a case in point…this tape is RAW.
Here’s what Neil says about this (copied from his Facebook):
‘Surgeon just mailed me this tape recording of a live set i did at the House of God in Birmingham in 1995… If memory serves me correct that was the first time I performed there. Anyways its live on hardware (as was the only choice then) rather nasty but still fun..Tr-909, S950,Tb-303, Sh-101, Sequential Circuits Pro-One, Tr-606,, Atari ST and some other crap….The Peacefrog and Sativae acid years….’
Taking a leaf out of the KLF’s book, The Shamen in 1992 decided to use the pop charts as a medium for having a bit of a lark. Nobody really does that any more, do they?
Though the song itself has not dated very well, and the wisdom of Mr C taking to a microphone is questionable to say the least, the video is still quite good. I remember getting quite excited as a 20-year-old watching Top Of The Pops, and explaining the lyric to my mum, who thought it was quite funny.
Bizarrely the video features not-safe-for-TV genius comedian Jerry Sadowitz as the eponymous Ebeneezer – if Frankie Boyle is the soggy sausage supper of Glasgow offensiveness, Sadowitz is the prime fillet steak of filth. He is also the least likely person in the Universe to advocate a love drug.
Got any salmon? LOVELY.
The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode – Directed by Richard Heslop 1992 from richard heslop on Vimeo.
A muppet yesterday
Don’t today’s digital DJs drink beer? There’s no time for beer drinking if you are desperately pushing buttons like a digital muppet.
Look at this numpty. Just because there is a button there doesn’t mean you have to push it.
And he can’t spell Ian.
The Paradise Garage yesterday
Quality bit of spanking new music, courtesy of Certified Dad Hero and (if you exclude ‘Tiger Tim’ Stevens) Scotland’s greatest DJ, Keith McIvor, aka JD Twitch, of Optimo and Pure fame. This is really a loose cover version of the Arthur Russell prog-disco classic, Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face? It would slip nicely into any mid tempo house set, but the minor key pad and piano motif is very reminiscent of early UK rave house – straight off the Pure dance floor, in other words. The tune gets a proper release on October 29th, by the way.
Talking of dance floors, there’s Colin with a tie on, there in the video, demonstrating an admirably loose-jointed style of Dad Dancing. We would need to be a bit careful about exhibiting that amount of spine-bending these days as we’d be liable to put our back out, so hats off. We last bumped into Colin pulling similar moves in a sweaty Glasgow basement with yet another Dad Hero, Andrew Weatherall, on the decks, who was displaying a massive beard at the time.
And talking of facial hair. There’s a lady with a moustache in there too. That’s another of our boxes ticked. If they’d got her smoking a cigar we’d be in Dad Heaven.
The video has been put together by one Guy Veale who has been looming on the edges (and sometimes in the middle) of this particular Dad’s entire raving career. He’s even in one of our favourite Dad Rock bands, the raucous Big Ned. Check them out, they totally rock. There’s Guy on the bass. They’ve got some new shit on the cards soon too.
Anyway, here Guy’s showing off his video making abilities using nothing more fancy than a Nokia bloody phone. Who would have thought that people would be using phones to make music videos? It’s the future.
A group of young ruffians from the low countries doing their best to confuse the local neighbourhood watch.
These kids are probably too young to be dads but they are certainly embarrassing. Sure beats looting though.