Category Archives: Dad Dancing

Dad Dance: Total Confusion on Dance Energy, 1991

Web things like the Boiler Room are what have replaced Dance Energy now. That’s all a bit serious though. The clothes, the hair and above all the dancing were much more fun back in 1991. The key word is ‘energy’, … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: Ultimate Taps Aff

An outstanding demonstration of the Taps Aff school of Dad Dancing – especially notable for being in someone’s house. Begins with an excellent Head First Crab down the stairs move. Finishes with a Front Door Slam. Nine out of ten.

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Dad Dancing: Hitman and her, Manchester 1990

Another class bit of action from the hitman stable. Pete hitman waterman and michaela strachan visit a cheesy meat market with blokes in ties watching dancers in pants. A simple formula to be sure, but highly entertaining. Here we have … Continue reading

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Radio Soulwax: This is Belgium Part Two: Cherry Moon On Valium

One of the things that really annoyed us Techno Dads back in the day was the weird BPM arms race that occurred from 1992 onwards in rave music. You actually got numpties making 300bpm gabba records, while Scotland went resolutely … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: The Orb on Top Of The Pops

The standard dance music TV appearance in 1992 involved pretending to play a keyboard in a bomber jacket while a lady in a bra threw arm shapes. The Orb took to mainstream pop music TV wearing white boiler suits, sitting … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing – Rhythm Device – Acid Rock

There was a time that rock n roll was easy – but now it’s clean and heavy. Amen to that. Techno hero Frank De Wulf made this in 1989. Amazing examples of dad dancing from some serious-faced Belgians with mullets … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: Shelley’s 1992

Ah, youthful enthusiasm. The Milky Bar Kid in basketball shorts. I think I probably danced a bit like these people once. Look at them go. My god, the music, and the MCing is dreadful though. The bad old good old … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: Glasgow Diamonds

Amazing stuff. Those cheerleaders dancing in front of a dirty lockup…the open topped bus with Greggs in the background…the sax solo when there’s no sax playing. It’s pretty much exactly what you would expect from a Glaswegian American football team’s … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: The Monks – Monk Chant

We’re back in black! And what better way to announce our return than with The Monks making a monstrous racket live on German TV in 1966. I recently got a vinyl of the album Black Monk Timeon Amazon. The Monks … Continue reading

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Dad Dancing: Inspector Morse Rave

A long time ago people on TV didn’t know what a rave was. Here Inspector Morse and Lewis find themselves at one. ‘It’s like some sort of an orgy!’ says Morse. Lewis wears a tartan cap to blend in. It … Continue reading

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