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Popel Vooje
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Re: STILL more cack!
Aug 11, 2004, 22:56
Aw f***, "Safety Dance". I have more than a bit of an emotional connection with that record. Picture the scene - you're twelve years old, you're in a village pub drinking dandelion and burdock and eating a Ploughman's Lunch whilst your parents are getting pissed. Someone you don't recognise comes up to you and says " I'm managing a band and we're looking for extras to be in their video. Doesn't pay but you will get £36 worth of free tokens for this pub, should you ever choose to eat here again". And that's £36 in 1983 money.

And that's how a just-pre-puberty Popel Vooje got to be on "Top Of The Pops". Dancing around a maypole in an utterly ridiculous Medieval costume. Saw it on a "Top 100 Songs of the 80s" programme last time I was in the US (about 3 years ago), and I know I should be embarassed, but for some reason I feel a strange glow of pride.

Thanx for the memories. And it's really not a bad song in the cold light of day - at least it has a genuine tune.
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