Category Archives: Dad Dancing

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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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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