Friday, February 23, 2007

Shari Vari: The Scene, Detroit, 1982


Raves might have blown up in the UK, but Techno started in Detroit. The band A Number Of Names released what is considered to be the first Detroit techno song in '81 called "Shari Vari", which went on to become a international dance hit, and helped launch Techno in Detroit and around the world. Check out this video of a local Detroit dance show called "The Scene" where the song debuts. The dancing is gloriously old school and the music couldn't be doper. Look for the guy with the guitar, he is my new personal hero. Retro electro, early 80's haircuts, unisuits, popping, and locking: these are a few of my favorite things. I'm pretty sure this is what heaven looks like.

(thanks Mantis!)

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