Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Occasional Forgotten Video: Scandal Deee-Lite's "Groove Is In the Heart"

Summer school is racing through its last week-- I've got two labs, a final test where I'll have to identify the pathogens of 75 different diseases (what causes Impetigo? Hah-- I know it!) and a lab practical. So time is limited-- I've actually been working on a couple of posts during breaks from work, studying, etc. But for now, here's an Occasional Forgotten Video.

Not all the great vids came out in the eighties. This one was from 1990. It was alternately wonderful and ridiculous. The song was a mix of a throwback to straight-up old school funk and the club mix/sampling that was all the rage back then. Appropriately, the bass was played by P-Funk legend Bootsy Collins (he's in the video too).

Singer Lady Miss Kier was also joined by Super DJ Dmitri (Dmitri Brill), Towa Tei (Chung Dong Wha), Rapper Q-Tip, and Maceo Parker. They sampled from several songs, including Herbie Hancock's "Bring Down the Birds." The song was a lot of things, but mostly it was a lot of fun.

5 comments:

FranIAm said...

You are Dee-lightful to me Johnny Yen. How I love to dance to this song with wild abandon!

Andi said...

HA! I loved this video back in the day for it's wonderful awfulness. Thanks for the reminder!

Andi said...

Oh, and good luck with your schoolwork. That final makes my butt pucker just thinking about it.

Mnmom said...

I love this song because it's Pure-Dee-Fun!!!

Bats in the Belfry said...

This was one of Alan's favorite songs. He would even do the dance.