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October 9, 2010 9:06 PM   Subscribe

Now is the time on MetaFilter when we dance: with GROSSE FREIHEIT, Mera naam Chin Chin Chu (Hindi: मेरा नाम चिन चिन चू, Urdu: میرا نام چِن چِن چو) , and Occult Chemistry - Fire.
posted by puny human (31 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Unheilig link for disappointed, gothy non-dancers
posted by nasreddin at 9:18 PM on October 9, 2010 [4 favorites]


I tried to understand and I shouldn't have.
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 9:25 PM on October 9, 2010


In all seriousness the first and last bands remind me of the shit I used to listen to when I was 19 and thought unlistenable late-'70s postpunk was the only music with intellectual integrity. The Pop Group, anyone?
posted by nasreddin at 9:29 PM on October 9, 2010


Is that guy singing about espresso machines?
posted by mannequito at 9:59 PM on October 9, 2010


Where is Dieter? Would you like to touch my monkey?
posted by wv kay in ga at 10:12 PM on October 9, 2010


Destroy! Create!

Force is magnetic pull. Did she just say masturbate?

Destroy! Create!
posted by Kevin Street at 10:33 PM on October 9, 2010


Love that Mera Naam Chin Chin Choo from Howrah Bridge. Amazing to hear such a connection to American country music in what 1958?
posted by PHINC at 10:42 PM on October 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


"late-'70s postpunk was the only music with intellectual integrity." I do not not disagree with this statement.


More amazing music from the Hindi film Howrah Bridge - 1958
posted by puny human at 10:47 PM on October 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


bookish did a fine post on Helen.
posted by pracowity at 11:10 PM on October 9, 2010


I love the Hindi piece, and the last one is very much of my era. Thanks!! Not sure where the dancing is in the first one....
posted by msalt at 11:17 PM on October 9, 2010


Հայկական Պար
And now in Ethiopian
Samoan Slap Dance

Karma Chameleon in Spanish


Welcome to Saturday Night Fever on MetaFilter.
posted by not_on_display at 11:21 PM on October 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


The last thing I expected to see on MetaFilter when I woke up was Mera Naam Chin Chin Choo.. although its not my favourite - Helen was immortal
posted by The Lady is a designer at 12:29 AM on October 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Of course, Mera Naam Chin Chin Choo is also far from Geeta Dutt's finest hour as a singer. But this post was about the dancing. :)
posted by bardophile at 12:48 AM on October 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Dancing or dancing?
posted by The Lady is a designer at 12:54 AM on October 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


TLiad: Eeewwww. No comparison. Babuji dheere chalna is in a class apart. To mention it in the same post as that other drivel is almost blasphemous. :)
posted by bardophile at 2:56 AM on October 10, 2010


Amazing to hear such a connection to American country music in what 1958?

I don't think anyone from the subcontinent is amazed. Most of the desis I know are more amused that Americans are only just coming to realize that Little Brother has been watching for a long long time. :)
posted by bardophile at 3:00 AM on October 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah, bardophile, we are like that only
posted by The Lady is a designer at 3:07 AM on October 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


TLiad: LOLOL!!!!!!! Thank you! I haven't seen anything that funny in a while. I have to find this movie now.
posted by bardophile at 3:35 AM on October 10, 2010


I think its on youtube in parts... I didn't stop to look at them though
posted by The Lady is a designer at 3:39 AM on October 10, 2010


I have no idea what all that German stuff is, but Mera Naam Chin Chin Choo from Howrah Bridge made me very happy today. Very happy. Good post. I think.
posted by Faze at 6:19 AM on October 10, 2010


Amazing to hear such a connection to American country music in what 1958?

I'm hearing a traditional boogie-woogie bass line, played at the speed 'n' tonality of the Stray Cats Rock This Town, with a clarinet thown in the mix.
posted by Faze at 6:41 AM on October 10, 2010


Der ist keine funk in die Moschusfunktion.
posted by drlith at 7:00 AM on October 10, 2010


There's mucho funk in this one. Insane rubber-room funk, but that counts.
posted by mediareport at 7:51 AM on October 10, 2010


There may be no way to hear this song without smiling
posted by jtron at 9:37 AM on October 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Obviously this will make sense if I can ever get them all to start playing simultaneously.
posted by mubba at 9:38 AM on October 10, 2010


jtron: sigh... kya yaad dilaa diya. So many childhood memories tied up with that song. And you're right. I don't know anyone who listens to that without smiling.
posted by bardophile at 10:13 AM on October 10, 2010


It was the golden era of hindi movies - Dharmendra, Amitabh, Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna, Sanjeev Kapoor (sigh).. even Danny and Mithun chalega boss - Amol Palekar in Golmaal?
posted by The Lady is a designer at 11:48 AM on October 10, 2010


I came to pet your monkey
posted by Fupped Duck at 12:47 PM on October 10, 2010


This is more wonderful than I thought. That's saying a lot!
posted by butwheresthesushi at 3:00 PM on October 10, 2010


I was writing a huuuuuuge-ass comment on Quick Gun Murugan, when I realized I needed to footnote my stuff quite considerably for the audience here, lots of cross-cultural references too juicy to ignore. Perhaps a post in a few days :)

It was the golden era of hindi movies - Dharmendra, Amitabh, Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna, Sanjeev Kapoor (sigh).. even Danny and Mithun chalega boss - Amol Palekar in Golmaal?

If I had to rate Hindi comedies on a top 10 scale, the first would be, of course, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (difficult to stifle giggles reading this), the second would be Chashme Buddoor, and the third would be Golmaal, the hilarity of which is described here in greater detail. :)
posted by the cydonian at 9:47 PM on October 10, 2010


Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is my alltime number one favourite, thanks for the mention, the cydonian
posted by The Lady is a designer at 10:13 PM on October 10, 2010


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