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Legs & Co. – Bankrobber

Top of the Pops, 21 August 1980: Legs & Co dance to Bankrobber by The Clash.

It’s silly literal choreography time again, as Legs & Co. dress up as bank robbers for this routine, complete with guns (edible), demand notes (of the collage kidnapper sort), money bags with “SWAG” written on them, and stripey erm…not jumpers: maillots? leotards?

A nice choreographic touch: the barred screens in front of them serve as both prison bars and bank tellers’ security grills.

Update: Better quality BBC4 repeat version added.

From the old blog, Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Here’s a surprisingly camp Steve Wright, introducing Legs & Co., who dance behind bars to The Clash’s Bank Robber. This routine often comes up whenever anyone complains about over-literal choreography, but it’s not that bad. I don’t see any domino masks, for instance…

Thanks to PattiforPM for another clip, in response to Jef’s request.

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Legs & Co. – Nobody Does It Better

Top of the Pops 18 August 1977: Legs & Co. dance to Carly Simon’s Nobody Does It Better.

From the old blog, Saturday, 26 February 2011:

Here’s are Legs & Co. dancing to Carly Simon’s Nobody Does It Better, theme song from Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me. Thanks to PattiforPM who sent me this routine. ages ago. I was sure I’d already posted this clip, but I’ve searched the blog, and it’s nowhere to be found. Sorry to take so long.

comments:

Suefan said…

A most apposite song title for the girls. Also top marks once again to the costume department.
26 February 2011 19:21

PattiforPM said…
Yes SueFan this is an interesting mix of quirk and grace and the only equally apt song they ever did was “Together We Are Beautiful”
27 February 2011 18:30

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Legs & Co. – Baby Stop Crying

Top of the Pops, 10 August 1978:
Legs & Co dance to Baby Stop Crying by Bob Dylan.

Thanks to Andeebee for the dailymotion post.

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Legs & Co. – Funkin’ For Jamaica

Top of the Pops 7 August 1980: Legs & Co. dance to Tom Browne’s Funkin’ For Jamaica.

Update: new high-quality BBC4 version.

from the old blog, Saturday, 16 February 2013:

Legs & Co. dance to Tom Browne’s Funkin’ For Jamaica, in what I assume must be traditional Jamaican National Costumes.

“I will be quite honest, Flick Colby and I used to discuss that we probably needed to do a gymslip number or a raincoat number every so often because that intrigued a certain audience.” – Robin Nash, TOTP Producer

Looks like that was one traditional that Michael Hurl was prepared to continue with.

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Legs & Co. – Roadrunner (Twice)

Top of the Pops, 28 July 1977: Legs & Co. dance to Roadrunner (Twice) by Jonathan Richman.

Legs & Co. chew gum and bounce around to Jonathan Richman’s masterpiece Roadrunner. With some surprisingly vigourous head banging from everyone – except Lulu, who has to concentrate on her driving. Anyway, she’d probably lose that cute little cap if she joined in.

Thanks to Andeebee for the YouTube post.

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Legs & Co. – How Can this be Love?

Top of the Pops 27 July 1978 Legs & Co. dance to How Can this be Love? by Andrew Gold

I can’t believe I’ve only just noticed that these trousers have been chosen to match the singers name: Andrew “Gold” of course. Talk about slow on the uptake. Also in the Just-Noticed-It department: in the set the giant mobile hanging above and behind them is made up of… giant teardrops! Literal Set Design! Woohoo. And If you manage to tear your eyes away from those trousers for a second, you’ll notice that their tops are all quite interesting too: particularly Pauline’s off-the-shoulder tiger-print number.

From the old blog, Sunday, 2 January 2011:

Here’s Legs & Co dance to Andrew Gold’s How Can this be Love on TOTP. Featuring some classic literal choreography on every occurance of the word “cry”. And some of the tightest trousers I’ve ever seen.

Thanks to Kacey for sending this clip.

comments:

Some Guy said…

Who fits those gold trousers best? Methinks Rosie or Lulu.
2 January 2011 21:42

PattiforPM said…

I can’t quite decide either Some Guy but it’s great fun trying!
3 January 2011 05:53

Kozzy said…

Bet those trousers itched like hell. Especially round the foof area.
23 January 2011 21:09

I’m not at all sure what Kozzy is referring to there: Dioxygen difluoride perhaps? the Fraternal Order of Odd Fellows? or maybe James Bradley’s WWII history book, Flags of Our Fathers. I suspect it’s probably none of these, but some young person’s colloquial term for a part of the body. Like the back of the knee. Or something.

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Legs & Co. – Born To Be Alive

Top of the Pops, 26/07/1979: Legs & Co. dance to “Born To Be Alive” by Patrick Hernandez.

From the old blog, Friday, 24 October 2008:

Woohoo!

Let’s try to work out the costume designer’s reasoning here: this Patrick Hernandez song has the word “born” in title, so dress the girls up as babies: victorian bonnets, pacifiers, and nappies. But this is a disco record, so make it tiny, tight, shiny metallic silver nappies.

I say again: woohoo!

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Legs & Co. – Come On Dance Dance

Top of the Pops, 20/07/1978: Legs & Co. dance to Come On Dance Dance by the Saturday Night Band.

Thanks to PansRubyLegs for the YouTube post.

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Legs & Co. – Bad Girls

Top of the Pops 1979: Legs & Co. dance to Bad Girls by Donna Summer.

Let’s just not bother sniggering at the wobbly lamp posts here, shall we? It’s a quickly knocked-up set on a TV pop show, not a big budget hollywood thriller, after all.

Donna Summer provided a lot of good material that brought out the best in Flick’s choreography, and this one, with the clever incorporation of split-skirt high kicks around the street lights, and Gill’s cute little live dog, is no exception.

Bad Girls: good dancers: great routine.

From the old blog, Wednesday, 9 July 2014:

Here’s another recent BBC4 rebroadcast routine, which allows us to upgrade from the grainy UK Gold VHS version we had to make do with previously. Yay.

Legs & Co. dance to a Donna Summer song which must be about those sorts of girls who drop litter, leave the top off the toothpaste, and don’t rewind their VHS tapes before returning them to the video-hire shop. Or that’s what I infer from the title, “Bad Girls”.

Why these girls are so wicked that they can make a lamp-post shake just by dancing beside it: now that’s impressive.

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Legs & Co. – Easy

Top of the Pops,14th July 1977:
Legs & Co. dance to Easy by the Commodores.

Thanks to youtube poster ASmK.

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