Monday, 29 October 2012

29th October

1981: Legs & Co's final show, and with it a prime example of their frank unnecessariness. Altered Images' Clare Grogan, dressed like a parcel, was no static, slovenly presence. She doesn't need five dancers going through a routine, erm, routine in front of the stage sticking out like a sore thumb. That's no kind of sendoff for five years' service either. Meanwhile prosaically named soul man Trevor Walters dons his pristine white suit and has the audience wave bits of hedge at him.

1987: The Style Council, Dee C Lee taking most of the screen time, Paul Weller looking quite distracted. Scarlet Fantastic may have been the first of a string of dance acts whose public face was a glamorous female singer and an attention seeking guitarist who wishes he was still doing session rock jobs. See how she throws his red cowboy hat off, not before time, and straight after his solo he goes and puts it back on.

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