Monday, October 5, 2009

Do The Tantrum?




Any 'Spillers around in 1967? Did you dance like this? I used to go to an ace night in E'Burgh where folks would dress up like that and get down to some freakbeat, it was fab!

Also found via boing boing:



Anyone got any more cool retro dancing clips for us?

18 comments:

treefrogdemon said...

1 Yes.
2 No.
3 No, sorry!

Blimpy said...

Well, if you didn't "do the tantrum" - what did you do?

steenbeck said...

Rufus Thomas, the crown prince of dance!!

steenbeck said...

Funky CHicken...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwlGNNqGf_g&feature=related

Do that Breakdown Chillin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsD_TaNvm9s&feature=fvw

Soul train was great...here's the O'Jays Love Train

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7MiG2fe8lE

I could watch these clips for hours.

ejay said...

Solid GOLD!!

Blimpy said...

Hey, I've been doing the Funky Chicken all these years, and I never knew!!

Blimpy said...

hee hee, wait til you see all the dancing in my video! it's cutting together a treat!

Blimpy said...

Seriously though, how did the dude in steen's clip 3 get that t-shit on?! it's so tight!! how did it get over the huge 'fro?!

Blimpy said...

the love train clip is too good for words (nice one steen!)

nilpferd said...

In that soul train clip, there's the classic couple doing a slo-mo thing, which the camera man kinda misses, then the guy sort of sinks off screen..

Genius.

I liked the one Ejay posted a while ago with guys modelling German football jerseys, that must have been seventies.

ejaydee said...

Of course, here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji6r7J6L2bk

steenbeck said...

Remember this song? I used to like it in the same way as Let's Hear it for the BOy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28KobNbbI2s

I think this is the ultimate solid gold moment for me...

solid gold shake grooved thing

Although...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow1gS3m1ckM&feature=related

The 80s were so weird.

steenbeck said...

Oops, the middle one was this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYLwZLvkzzU

Great post, Blimpy.

ejaydee said...

I didn't know what Matthew Wilder looked like until now, I know it's mean, but I wish I hadn't.

ejaydee said...

Hey that's another song that was sampled, in this case by Puff Daddy, I seem to recall.

ejaydee said...

I'm looking for a clip of the Madison, but I can't find any old ones by non-actors. Of course there's the one in Bande A Part and Hairspray. My dad knows the Madison, if you ask him he'll do a demo.

steenbeck said...

I feel the same way about Matthew Wilder. Mauve and Lavender? Really?

How bout this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G8XH4WDxP4

nilpferd said...

Love it, Ejay. Now I look at it again, though, isn't that Messi wearing the rainbow coloured Duisburg shirt? And Kaka, right at the end, doing the Beatles head shake? Interesting to see how these guys started out.. maybe the German national team should send their players on a booty shaking trip to Rio...