Some grooving psychedelic disco from the 1970s, in what appears to be a video taken in the best of all possible worlds
‘Oh man, I used to LOVE the “Captain Kangaroo” show. I remember crying when Mr.Green Jeans did a sweet little dance to “Mr. Bojangles”. This was one of the interstitials shown during the program. The animation was funded in part by the US Department of Education.
Hit song from The B-52’s and the album of the same name, “Rock Lobster”, released in 1979. This version in particular is the shortened version for radio use.
This music video really shows want it means to be a good New Wave band back in the day.
Psychedelic afro style dancing.
From 1967 German electronic space/cosmic band Tangerine Dream, off there album “Zeit”
As Donald Drumpf enters the white house and we enter deeper into the historical abyss of late-capitalism it might be worth to remember just how cheerful things seemed some 50 years ago, the 1967 Montreal World Expo and in the Osaka 1970 Expo.
World exhibitions are a genre that has kind of passed on from the world, which is a shame. In the past they were used to offer a vision of the future, and though those futures seem kind of naive today, I kind of miss those people who tried giving us a universalisitc and hopeful vision for the planet and mankind. This might be a time to revive the world Expo (there’s one scheduled to happen in Dubai in 2020).
Watch the last two minutes of the clip from the Osaka 1970 expo and you are in for a treat with all those Japanese dancers waving the flags of all the nations of the earth. Oh the camaraderie!
Back in the 1970s you could be disco and psychedelic, psychedelic and disco – and there was nobody ever better to prove it than Bionda