Hercules And Love Affair
It faithfully documented the start of house in Detroit. Not only musically, but also with regards to the aesthetic and dance. “The New Dance Show” is the inspiration for the tsunami of eighties house revival, and “My House” –the first single off Hercules And Love Affair’s second album– is the latest wave to hit us. There’s Andy Butler in his role as presenter, Shaun Wright (the new vocalist) as a singing diva a la “Paris Is Burning”, analogue moog and heart-shaped curtains, that nice lo-fi effect used by local TV stations. Plus the dance moves, “Soul Train” style, and commercials for fried chicken, it makes you feel like opening a bar with decorations like that, doesn’t it?