- Give us your song that takes you right back to school discos!
Tainted Love, New Years Day and Ziggy Stardust (Bauhaus version) were guaranteed floor fillers for the cool kids at the school disco.
We were banned from having What Difference Does it Make for the mini mosh pit it created, and when someone managed to sneak Destination Zululand on to the turntables – well
Careless Whisper was the end of night slow dance (the ‘erection section’) along with teachers with torches checking for pelvicular separation.
Later on at University and the Indie night at the Union, the floor filler for some reason was Jeane by the Smiths – relatively little known B-side to This Charming Man but a live favourite. And still one of my Desert Island Discs for that reason.Posted 6 months agoMalvern RiderMember
Remember it was an explosion of genres, ska, punk, new wave, new romantic, electronic, mod, nwobhm, and whatever you’d have called Adam and the Ants (shite). This all reminds me of a girl I kind of fancied at school (but neither of us had shown any interest, both the shy types) She looked sort of like the blonde one out of the human league.
School was over for us in 1983 anyway, but she mysteriously appeared on our doorstep one day shortly after the school-leaving disco. Mom shouts up the stairs ‘MR, there’s a red indian at the door for you!’ I peered down out of my bedroom window to see a cute girl in a tube-skirt with a white stripe across her nose, she was turning quickly away from our front door. She seemed embarrassed and was now walking away pretty-fast. Hey, it’s Julie? wth? Thanks a LOT mom. Oh ffs. Never did find out what it was that the Ant Girl wanted? 🤡<—- this is me.
At most school discos I lived for Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ or ‘Bomber’. But tonight, Matthew, I’ll be The Human League, with some ‘Love Action’Posted 6 months agolovewookieSubscriber
Not disco’s, they were always a bit rubbish, but How soon is now? and the Siteres of mercy – this corrosion always tale me back to the very early 90’s and The Morgan pub in Malvern.Posted 6 months ago
it was always a toss up, the Nags Head for wall to wall AC/DC and Ace of Spades, or a flit up to The Morgan, where they had a video jukebox which seemed to contantly rotate the smiths or the sisters of mercy. Oh and occasionally nirvana..cheers_driveSubscriber
For some reason, I remember Primary school discos more than Secondary. The music was definitely not as cool as some of the choices above.Posted 6 months ago
Careless whisper accompanied by sitting awkwardly at the side of the dance floor has to be my ibiding memory.
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Also watching other kids trying to break dance or (usually a weird kid) doing the moonwalk.EdukatorMember
Preddy Vayyycunt, Sheena is a Punk Rocker and I’m not in Love, I remember from the 1977 Christmas disco. Tight jeans and a black and white striped blouse too. Are we allowed to talk about 17 year olds without bringing the Internet crashing down on our heads?
If Bikebouy makes a vid of himself playing his choice I’ll post myself doing Pretty Vacant. 🙂 I did it in club recently, the house drummer loved it, the audience loved it, the club owner was less than impressed (it’s a place where the set list you’re supposed to choose form is 80% R&B classics and there’s nothing more recent than 1980).Posted 6 months ago
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