Category Archives: Dad Dancing

Dad Dancing: Mondays Wrote for Luck (in Manchester this time)

The best Mondays tune of course. Quite a well shot video by the standards of the day. It’s well lit and oddly there isn’t much evidence of gurning or sweating from the dancers. Loads of great dance moves from the … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: Belgian house doc in Flemish

This appears to be a Belgian news programme attempting to explain house and techno to the squares. Features 808 State, Jon Da Silva, Paul Oakenfold back when he used to play decent Frank De Wulf records – and featuring Frank … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: Goths

One of the big things from back before rave came along was goths. Goth was a response to advances in hairspray technology and the invention of snakebite. Here’s a reminder of how brilliant they were. Superb pathetic dancing in a Phoenix … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing – The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode

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 … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: Scooter Rave

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.

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Dad’s Day: The Fall – Big New Prinz

Belated Dad’s Day ditty from certified Dad Hero and BHS fashion icon Mark E Smith, here sporting a natty purple polo neck tucked into his trousers. His missus at the time, Brix Smith, looks like a porn star version of … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: DJ Peter Hook

Famous for pursing his lips while holding his bass guitar far too near the ground, and for having hair that looks like he is permanently driving a convertible at high speed, Hooky has recently transformed himself into the most embarrassing … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: Tony Wilson and Paul Morley on the Tube

Tony Wilson was always the archetypal embarrassing dad in a jumper. He was a media twat, but with pretty good taste in music and interesting ideas about how to run a record label. All that has been documented elsewhere, though. … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: Spiral Tribe in Lewisham library, 1991

In 1991 Castlemorton was a mere twinkle in the Spiral crew’s googly eyes. What you have here is the remnants of a party, still going at it the next day. Dancing in a library. Looks exactly like every party ever … Continue reading

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Dad Dance: N-Joi Adrenalin on TOTP

This clip is properly embarrassing. Great early 90s hair: the bouncing bob. They used to be everywhere. How can you take yourself seriously, pretending to play a synth and wearing cast-offs from a Janet Jackson video? As we’ve seen before … Continue reading

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