Tuesday, April 3, 2012
'Dance Craze' Now On YouTube!: Catch It While You Can!
I (along with many of you kind readers) worship at the Church of 2-Tone and the sound and look of the musical movement have defined me as a musician, fan, DJ and a blogger. As such, the 1981 classic film "Dance Craze" has served as a constant refuge for me throughout my life. Though I was the perfect age to experience 2-Tone live in the late 70's and early 80's, sadly I lived on the wrong continent! Years later, when I was finally able to afford an incredibly overpriced VHS copy of the film, I splurged. It was everything I hoped and dreamed it would be. The tape still occupies a place of honor on a book shelf at home.
Amazingly, the film has still not received a proper re-issue on DVD or Blu-Ray (nor does it appear that this will happen anytime soon). However, the full 85-minute version of the film — featuring classic performances from 2 Tone-era acts The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Beat, The Selecter and more — has recently surfaced on YouTube!
If you haven’t seen it, check it out below and play it loud!