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Brilliant seventies gems.
Top 10 Sleazy 70s Disco Rock Workouts For A One Night Stand. Hey Convict! will be performing a superhuman 10 pm to 4 am set, so be sure to bring them a Red Bull or five.
10) Cerrone ? 'Cerrone's Paradise'
Cerrone lowers himself from inside the chrome fixing tube of his tom drum, into the kick drum where he finds a group of six sequin-clad disco dancers who wish to get amorous with him.
9) Serge Gainsbourg ? 'Sex Sea and Sun'
No sea, no sex, no sun, but there are high waisted jeans and the always louche Gainsbourg.
8) Lou and the Hollywood Bananas ? 'Kingston, Kingston'
The two audience members in leather make this clip their own.
7) Chicago and the Beach Boys ? 'Wishing You Were Here'
Were they really writing about the tedium of touring and how much they miss their girlfriends or did they have an ulterior motive?
6) Ian Dury and the Blockheads ? 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll'
Ian Dury and the band are so tight on this version.
5) Bill Wyman ? '(Si, Si) Je Suis Un Rockstar'
1981. Most definitely post-orgy, but nonetheless Bills mirrored shades and constant head nods are the flickering embers of '70s sleaze. Also, possibly the best karaoke clip ever made.
4) Roxy Music ? 'Ladytron'
Anyone looking for dress-up ideas a 1970's party look no further.
3) Barrabas ? 'On The Road Again'
The '70s was a very important time for the political and economic liberty of women. Meanwhile, on a soundstage in Madrid 15 women wearing just white tees, undies and visors dance to their own groove. Germaine Greer is nowhere to be seen.
2) Sheila & Black Devotion ? 'Spacer'
Pioneering use of the laser cane. Bonus silver jumpsuits.
1) Tommy Seebach ? 'Apache'
Have you ever seen a man enjoy himself as much while playing keyboards as this guy is at 3:48?
One Night Stand launches this Saturday, June 25 at a secret warehouse location. Start preparing your 70s costume and keep an eye on the Picnic website for location details. And here is a mix that Hey Convict! did especially for Picnic:
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