the arkive

  • Bis - Social Dancing
  • 1. Making People Normal
    2. I'm A Slut
    3. Eurodisco
    4. Action And Drama
    5. Theme From Tokyo
    6. The Hit Girl
    7. Am I Loud Enough?
    8. Shopaholic
    9. Young Alien Types
    10. Detour
    11. Sale Or Return
    12. It's All New
    13. Listen Up


Social Dancing

Released 10 August 1999

1999’s “Social Dancing” saw Manda Rin, Sci-Fi Steven and John Disco, having been ostracized by the UK music press, return with a bigger, shinier and cohesive sound. Produced by Gang Of Four’s Andy Gill and mixed by Pet Shop Boys engineer Bob Kraushaar, the blend of 1979 New-Wave riffs and 80’s Electro-Pop synths shine on hit single “Eurodisco”, the sped-up Gary Numan of “I’m A Slut” and album opener “Making People Normal”. An expanded sonic palette saw a liberal use of samples, a diversion into trip-hop (“Detour”) and even a real string section on “Theme From Tokyo”. While “Social Dancing” didn’t have the impact of debut album “The New Transitor Heroes”, it’s most fans favorite - a solid body of songs which has a confident band at the top of their game.