I thought we might post some of those YouTube over-dubbed things on here, you know where our gals are dancing to music thats been changed from the original. Some of these are indeed very well made and some are naff beyond belief.
Probably best not to read the comments some of the uneducated boneheads have made that accompany the clips. In the clip im choosing here they have used the music to `Apache` instead of Bazza Blue's `Do You Wanna Dance`. Now i think this suits pretty well, what do you lot think ? Startling to think its had over 211,000 plays.
I hope others will post some over-dub clips, good or bad.
Well to be honest, after nearly a minute of watching this, it was either press stop or mute for me. This clip may be of interest for people who don't know the original and enjoy to see the dancers, but I think it's just ghastly as the music and the steps are almost constantly out of sync (even if it is much better than some of the other horrible stuff I've seen).
If people want to get creative and try something different, then that's up to them. But I do think they should state clearly what the original music Pan's danced to was, in order not to mislead people.
I know we've discussed this over-dub issue before and sometimes it's been contentious on our website and PP.com too but I maintain that these can be done in a creative way by folk who really do like the Dance Troupes' work and do not want to detract from the originals (as long as Mr Hurll's prime directive is followed). This said, here's one I do like;
Many thanks, i made that one for my friend Dog House Dave, to accompany his brilliant guitar work, i agree with your sentiments concerning overdubs, i have recently perfected a way of making the dancers fit other songs . Rather than trust to luck on synchronization, i beat map each routine, and then replace the music. This is more difficult than it sounds, as BPM has to be taken into account along with broadcasting old original top of the pops bbc tapes , that can often hide variations in speed (not audible to the ear on many occasions) . Also many edits were made in the original songs to fit slots in the show which do not live up today`s digital standards. All in all quite a task , but also good fun. As always I steer people to the original dance. I really enjoy this site and always tune in , many thanks once more to all the great work done here
Hi Sneakyuploader, I think your over-dub of the Hooked-On Classics routine with You've Got To Fight For Your Right To Party is superb. Threw me first time I saw it. I mean, how can Legs and Co be dancing to The Beastie Boys! Great the way you've made it fit. I'll whisper it quietly around here, but I think I prefer it to the original.
This is one of those dubbed routines that when I first started looking for Legs & Co online, I thought they actually danced to this. It is quite convincing with the way the audio is done, makes it sound like it is from an old TOTP recording.
I agree LGFN, to any untrained eye that one is very convincing. Just reading the uploaders comments on that and he makes a bit of a potted history of the dancers, naming 4 dance troupes in his intro comments. He seems to know the basics, though maybe the fellow simply hit Wikipedia to find out about them. I dont mind so much these folk using clips with new music, but doing that would obviously confuse newer fans of the routines. At least our mate Sneaky informs viewers of the original music on his offerings. Then again, maybe if they have the nouce, they would find there way onto here and begin the education process.