Friday, May 01, 2009

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

This week's video is not "forgotten" for me, because I had never heard of it in the first place. I just discovered it recently along with my new TV obsession, Freaks and Geeks, as it was featured prominently in the series finale. Carrying on the disco theme from last week's vids, this is Heatwave's "Groove Line."

In the F&G commentary, creator Paul Feig said that he was trying to prove to all the naysayers that there really were some good disco songs, and "Groove Line," one of his favorite songs of all-time, was his example. I have to say, it's a pretty damn good example, even if it is a little more funk than disco. I guess that's why it's so awesome. I can't believe that I'd never heard of this band or song before. I haven't been able to get the tune out of my head for days.

The video is just one of those straight-ahead performance pieces, but it's still pretty entertaining. I mean, I thought Nick Andopolis had some smooth moves, but this choreography is pretty groovy, baby. And I love how happy the guy in black is to be singing. I love the costumes, too. Although, the guy in peach? Good Lord, those pants are just obscene. I'll bet any money that he was rendered sterile during this video shoot.


Dave said...

I thought for sure your post today would be about going to the midnight showing of Wolverine last night. Apparently, you didn't go.

I, on the other hand, did attend with a gazillion other comic book nerds. I'm unhappy to report that the movie is a disappointment, but you will be very happy to hear that there are lots of gratuitious shots of Hugh Jackman shirtless and even a few of him completely nekkid (no full frontal without some CGI touch-ups to preserve the PG-13 rating).

If I were a heterosexual female or curious/mildly-confused about my own sexual preferences, I'd have felt a little tingly at several points during the movie.

CDP said...

I love that song, I can't believe you had never heard it! It was before your time, though.

Some Guy said...

Wasn't that the final episode? The one where Daniel plays D & D and Lindsey becomes a Deadhead. Awesome.

Mike said...

Love "Grooveline". "Always and forever" by Heatwave was the first song I ever slow danced to.

words...words...words... said...

I have never heard this song either, but it's good. The disco/funk line is almost imperceptible, but of course important since disco sucks and funk is awesome. If disco is 1 and funk is 10, this is like a 7.

Did you ever read Paul Feig's book "Superstud"? It's pretty good and I found a lot to identify with. However, you would probably identify with it less, being a girl and all.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Definitely more funk than disco, but damn they put some effort into the choreography. That was back when a chorus line meant something.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Oh yes! That was a fricken awesome video!!
Brings back many memories of my pre-pubescent years at "kiddie discoteques".

Good times.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I love it. I used to have this on a 45. I'm going to have to throw it on my ipod now. I will probably be smiling all day. Thanks!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Yup. Never heard that one in my life.

It's pretty funky.

It made me happy in my pants.

Gifted Typist said...

I love that song to and my stupid audio isn't working

Scott said...

freaks and geeks is pretty much the best show ever!


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