I was listening to Liz Kershaw’s show on BBC6Music earlier on today. She was asking for people’s memories of Top Of The Pops.
This came to mind. In the early 1990s, Top Of The Pops was somewhat bemused by dance music, and with a new rule that insisted bands had to sing live, dance acts struggled. The point was that people could dance, rather than their musical ability.
Acts like The Orb were one stage further, there were no vocals, so this was the performance of ‘Blue Room in 1992.
Oh, and although the single was forty minutes long unedited, the Beeb only gave us three minutes worth.