Wednesday, August 13, 2008

flipper hands.

For those of you who have never heard of it, Top of the Pops was a popular British music television program that ran for several decades before being canceled a few years ago. It is generally renowned for having popular bands of the time come on and "perform" their hit songs by lip syncing and pretending to play along to pre-recorded backing tracks. Well for a brief time in the 90's they allowed the artists to actually sing while the backing trracks played, and it was around this time that they made the mistake of inviting Nirvana, who at the time were just about the biggest band in the world, onto the show. While this might have been a pretty ill-advised move on behalf of the producers of the show, the results, nonetheless, were incredible, as the band refused to pretend that they were actually playing their instruments and essentially made a mockery of the whole thing. Highlights include Cobain's flipper hands and amazing Morrisey impersonation, and Dave Grohl's hilarious dance moves.


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