If I had a time machine I would set it to 1970s Soul Train
Funk legends The Commodores are playing a short, four show run in the NJ area in mid-February, which gives me the perfect excuse to post the video above: a 1974 performance of the dance-floor slayer "Machine Gun" in front of the perpetually-funky Soul Train audience. I'm not sure which I like best about this video (besides the music): the ridiculous costumes on the band, the flashing "Soul Train" lights behind the stage, or the dude in the front row with his back to the stage gettin' DOWN. Decide for yourself.
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