EASYDance number 48 by Legs & Co. ________________________________________________________
Performed by The Commodoresand reaching number 9 in the UK charts. ________________________________________________________
Original broadcast date 14/07/77Duration of dance 2.50 mins ________________________________________________________
Dancers -- Gill,Lulu,Patti,Pauline,Rosie,Sue ________________________________________________________
The Legs & Co attendance register so far after 48 dances
Pauline 46 Lulu 45
Rosie 46 Gill 44
Sue 46 Patti 41
Something to lookout for--Was this the first instance of Rosie having crimped hair ?
A link to the dance http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x24ydca_legs-co-easy-totp-tx-14-07-1977_creation ________________________________________________________
A gentle rhythmic dance, infact one could call it `easy ` to some degree and performed quite effortlessly by the girls. I much prefer to see the audience at this level with the dancers performing on a staged platform. One down side to this is i wished the director would have given us a clear shot of lovely Lulu in her solo spot during the routine, to me the ghosting of Lulu over the other dancers was a missed opportunity to see her in strait faced mode, so used to her smiling in routines. Got to admit i don't care much for the song, but that wont affect my scoring here. Its a 7.5 out of 10 from me.
The ladies look quite radiant in this performance and I do like the song too, which always reminds me of that Halifax Ad with the yuppie amazingly using plastic to get access to his money on a Sunday to feed his pet cat. Getting back on track, I like the dance and costumes too but I agree some of the superimposition used is a bit disconcerting and takes away from the viewing of these great dancers, especially during the Lulu piece. On the other hand Patti's close ups are to die for and i nearly do each time I watch them. 8/10
Some Dancers who gave a good time, broke all the rules, played all the fools, yeah yeah yeah they blew our minds
Another simple dance routine, the costumes are quite summery-looking, leaving heaps of bare flesh exposed, the girls are gently swaying to the Easy soundtrack, this routine is by no means perfect, theres the studio audience getting in the way yet again, the lighting is rather dim, not bright as if to replicate sunlight, & I don't particullarly like the cross-fading camera shots, trying to display two different camera shots at the same time, it totally spoiled the close up view of Lulu, with a far-shot of all six dancers going through her!
Legs and Co do admirably with the song material they have been given (I know many people will disagree with me about this song) - a boring snooze inducing Commodores number. Inevitably, the dance is therefore not going to excite me. 6 out of 10.
Blimey I'm not doing much work today! and so what?
A song I thought it would be impossible to dance to, but I am proved wrong! The girls do a lovely dance, and look lovely too. The dimly lit studio works well for me I think and the sunbeams on the floor remind you that we're talking about the morning.
I thought I would apoplectic with rage the way they treated Lulu's solo bit. At least make hers the brighter of the two images. But having watched it a couple of times I don't think I would've liked to have seen her straight-faced, I would have worried that something was wrong. Lulu Lulu!! What's up petal? Are you ok?? :-( Of course it's not a smiley song, but that's not the point. I think Rosie manages a little half smile at some point - maybe she's just so pleased with her new barnet she can't help it.
A 5.5 / 10.
(The YouTube link doesn't seem to work on this one - unless I'm having some dashed back luck with the streaming vids today...)
Hi Old Bill. Sorry to hear you struggling with the links ive put on my `routine intro` posts on this thread. Infact you have reminded me to update the ones that need replacing. This i always do on the clickable link section but i have neglected to do so on this thread. I will get onto that tonight. Oh and thanks for all the comments, ive included your ratings on the main scoreboard, if one can call it a scoreboard !
No probs Ryan - but as I go through the older dances here in the "scores on doors" section do you want me to tell you if links are out of date? Or shall I just go to the clickable links section? No probs for me either way. So much fun playing catch up! :-)
The links should all be okay now in this `the comments` section. I will keep on top of that situation, thanks all the same OB. I better now start thinking about `I Believe You` by Dorothy Moore. Should have that one up on here soon.
Judging by the other comments I think I enjoyed this more than most. I thought it was a nice gentle routine whilst being sexy and sultry. Also I think I'm won over in the first 30 seconds by Patti who just looks so cute, it's hard not to like it after that kind of opening.
Once I liked this song.. but then it got played to death (also due to the cover by what-was-their-name?). Why did Lionel Richie only record ballads after this one? That would be reason enough to hate this song!
The routine is nothing special either. Their dresses look unfortunate and the camera work is awkward. 5/10
Easy is a gentle and warm routine that wouldn't have looked out of place in the Pans era.
The soft ligting is reminiscent of inserts from American music shows, however too many unnecessary overlaying images drop it down to 6.5/10 and DOTD Patti.
A nice gentle routine as befitting the nature of the song, but the superimposing of images makes it a difficult one to watch in detail. It is not one that lingers long in my memory but it's okay, and gets 7 out of 10 from me.