MEN WITHOUT HATS Are Back In Town Starting With A Reimagined SAFETY DANCE

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27 August 2021

Band: MEN WITHOUT HATS
Active: 1977–1993, 2002–2003, 2010–present

Who: Legendary Canadian synth-pop band led by frontman Ivan Doroschuk.
Best known for their monster hit Safety Dance (almost 100 million spins on
Spotify ). But MWH are so much more than that hit. They released, so far, seven
longplayers between 1977 and today. Check their Spotify account if you’re not
familiar with their high-quality songwriting.

And they’re back in pop town…

New album: out next year.

New EP: AGAIN (Part 1)
Out: 24th September
Order info: here

Lead single: NO FRIENDS OF MINE
A reimagining of ‘Safety Dance’.

The pace of the dance is slowed down, changing the original flamboyant vibe
significantly. The timbre is now rather gloomy, resonating as a reflection on the
troubled times we live in. Also, Ivan Doroschuk‘s distinctive voice gives the new slo-mo interpretation both a somber and hypnotic tone. I guess we ALL should do the safety dance again, to turn the restless and grim tide. Let’s all be friends and work things
out together.

We can dance if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
‘Cause your friends don’t dance
And if they don’t dance
Well, they’re no friends of mine

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MEN WITHOUT HATS: FacebookWebsite

New EP lands on 24th September – more info here

PLAY LOUD! 5 Classic Crackers To Ease The LOCKDOWN XMAS BLUES

C’mon, get out of your bed, clear your living room and dance yourself
dizzy. Middle-finger to the lockdown blues. It’s Christmas!

1. Home by IGGY POP (1990)

Home, boy
Everybody needs a home
Home, boy

2. I’m Going Home by TEN YEARS AFTER (1968)

Gonna see my baby, see my baby fine
Gonna take my baby, want to take my baby mine
Hoping my woman treats me real kind

3. Safety Dance by MEN WITHOUT HATS (1982)

Say, we can go where we want to
A place where they will never find
And we can act like we come
From out of this world
Leave the real one far behind

 

4. Home Computer by KRAFTWERK (1982)

It’s more fun to compute
I program a home computer
Beam myself into the future

5. Our House by CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG (1970)

Our house is a very, very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy ’cause of you
And our house…

Ten Inspiring Songs To Keep That Vicious Coronovirus Out Of Your Safe Home…

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Music is the dope, turn up the volume…

1. ‘Play Safe’ by IGGY POP
Let’s play safe / I never knew how / How to play safe / You told me how

2. ‘Safety Dance by MEN WITHOUT HATS
We can dance, we can dance everything out control / We can dance doing it wall to wall

3. ‘If You Tolerate This Then You’re Children Will Be Next’ by the MANICS
If you tolerate this then your children will be next, will be next, will be next, will be next

4. ‘Back Home’ by GOLDEN EARRING
People wonder why I’m going back home / Just the place where I belong / Back home

5. ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ by THE VERVE
I never pray / But tonight I’m on my knees / I need some sounds that recognize the pain in me

6. ‘Home’ by EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
Home, let me come home / Home is wherever I’m with you

7. ‘Come Home’ by JAMES
This is a testing time when the choice is mine / Am I a fool for love or foolish with desire

8. ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ by LIVERPOOL FANS
When you walk through a storm / Hold your head up high / And don’t be afraid of the dark


9. ‘All For One’
by THE STONE ROSES
All for one, one for all / If we take a stand, we shall not fall

10. ‘Let There Be Love‘ by OASIS
Who stole the soul from the sun in a world come undone at the seams? / Let there be love