Tag Archives: TV

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 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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SNUB TV: Boys Own

We found this Youtube clip of Terry Farley and Audrey Weatherspoon (hair by Timotei) talking about setting up the Boy’s Own label, which grew out of their football-and-acid-house fanzine around 1990. Some of these tunes are seriously dated (Weatherall sure … 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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Snub TV – KLF

You really don’t get music TV shows like this any more – you know, where a non-ironic journalist asks intelligent questions of someone interesting. I guess the closest thing would be the occasional Culture Show music item. Here’s the KLF … Continue reading

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Armando Iannucci – Home For Middle Aged Men

Long before Armando Iannucci did The Thick Of It, he had a very good sketch show on Channel 4 which almost nobody noticed. It was probably just too downbeat, clever and odd for most people. It’s all on Youtube though. … Continue reading

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