Today’s Sparkle Video features more from Top of the Pops in what has to be one of the most exhilarating guest appearances ever. Here, the legendary group Imagination performs their classic “Flashback” with many of the dazzling effects that Sparkle Videos require. Shimmering “half-outfits” baring much-much skin, a stage of flashing lights framed in a totally 80’s palette of purple and turqwuaz and a fancy editing style that kicks in on the chorus all adds up to make this a truly exceptional moment in time. The equally sparkling audience and gyrating hips swirls are extra details that put this one so over the top for me that I’m having a bit of trouble coming down!
I’m a big fan of Legs & Co videos which feature a troupe of lovely ladies dancing to the hits from the TV show, Top of The Pops. However, a lot of times their costumes fall short of fabulous, but not in today’s Sparkle Video! Someone was channeling Flash Gordon or Larry LeGaspi or both when they designed these dazzling gold metallic numbers complete coordinating hat, gloves, booties and most importantly – cape! They look like heavenly golden stewardesses who have landed their spaceship on earth, ready to bring close encounters to a dance floor near you. Their performance of Earth, Wind & Fire‘s “Star” is nothing short of magical, complete with dreamy “rainbow” light effects. But it was 1979 after all, the year of disco, so they had to deliver. I’m just hoping that Sir Richard Branson sees this and takes the hint, because this is the only outfit that will do for a cabin crew if I’m ever getting on a ride to space.
Once you get past Paul Stanley‘s shirtless rock n’ roll intro, today’s Sparkle Video is abuzz with visual delight featuring a bedazzled Ace Frehley. Performing the classic “Back in the New York Groove” with his glittering light-up guitar, Ace and the Kiss crew are the perfect example of why the Sparkle Army loves both kinds of music: rock n’ roll and disco. Aside from loving the sounds, the reason is that both genres use the required elements of fabulous, such as show-stopping outfits and a stage of filled with flashing lights, which is the only way true Superstars roll.
Yes Soldiers- I’m back! Back in the Sparkle Groove- yeah!
I have always promised that nothing would ever get in the way of Friday Sparkle Videos. However, last Friday and today, the the blog remains “black” to honor to someone very special that we have lost in my family.
Thank you all for understanding and know that she left this world sparkling.
I’ll be back soon…Marisa