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"Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go!)" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on the 1978 album Go 2.

A live in-studio version appeared on Drums and Wireless: BBC Radio Sessions 77-89, which later appeared on Transistor Blast: The Best of the BBC Sessions, and another live version appeared on the 2002 Coat of Many Cupboards box set.

XTC released a dub reworking of "Meccanic Dancing" on the Go + EP under the title "Dance With Me, Germany."

QuotesEdit

Andy: “A song about kids in England going to dance halls. People would get very drunk and then attempt to dance like robots to stuff like Kraftwerk.”

Andy (on the live version): “Our first trip down under and jet lag hell. After a twenty three hour flight, then, on arriving in Sydney, being kept awake all that day to do press and radio interviews culminating in falling asleep live on air (between records) on Triple J, the next evening's gig with rented gear, at the Marconi Club, seemed like a night off. I felt a little sorry for Dave Gregory as ‘The Prince Phillip of Pop’ was finding it tough fitting into the Doc Martens of a recently departed Barry Andrews. Live anyway, Dave was obliged to play the older material with at least a nod in Barry's sonic direction, trussing him up between a Korg (monophonic) keyboard and guitar duties. Despite this, the lag and unfamiliar amps and drums, we turn loose a pretty hairy rendition of this Go 2 opener.”

LyricsEdit

Woolworth beauty

Factory beau

Arm in arm

They must go

To the church of dance with the light on low


Meccanic dancing oh we go

Can't wait until the weekend comes

I want to be with all my chums


Alcohol is an easy key

Helps you unwind

And dance with me

To a disco trot from Germany


Meccanic dancing oh we go

Can't wait until the weekend comes

I want to be with all my chums


I'm standing in front of this girl

I'm under a flourescent light

I've had a few beers inside me

I feel like a giant tonight


Alcohol is an easy key

Helps you unwind

And dance with me

To a disco trot from Germany


Meccanic dancing oh we go

Can't wait until the weekend comes

I want to be with all my chums


Meccanic dancing oh we go

Can't wait until the weekend comes

I want to be with all my chums

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