Dec
18
2014
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The House of Truth

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Jay C. Corry – The House of Truth

There’s something sinister about this tune. Gazing into the darkness of the revolving vinyl platter you get a feeling that in the depths of the grooves, something perverted holds sway. Did the master tape somehow get contaminated by the artists during the recording session and subsequently, all the pressings?

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Dec
18
2014
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Manolo, Un Poquito Mas

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Manolo Gas & Tinto Band Bang – Quizas Quizas Quizas

1976

This version by the much-in-demand Manolo Gas does not that much differ from the rest of the disco remakes of standards that were massively popular in 1976 – until he starts to throw in peculiar synth noises.

“1976” has more tunes from the period in question, most with the then-current latin hustle feel. For an alternative vibe also much in evidence on the floors in 1976 check out Brass Construction’s monster hit Movin’- you need to know it so you don’t get humiliated when the title turns up in conversation.

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Dec
17
2014
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Mile Do Badan

babla pictureBabla and His Orchestra – Mile Do Badan

Hippie discofied theme from the movie Blackmail brings a glimpse of light into this eternal darkness (India, 1977).

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Dec
16
2014
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Dec
14
2014
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1975

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1975

“Melissa realized they were heading out of Manhattan. “Where are you taking me?” she demanded. “Home to meet mother?” Her perfume and the rustling of her tighs as she turned to check his reaction were sharp intrusions in the quietly purring Rolls. “No,” Larry drawled, driving steadily. “Not to mother. Just to a big, comfortable place. My summer house. As you already know I happen to be a terrific cook.”
He sounded like a kid. Melissa’s eyes were blazing. “Stop the car. I am taking the subway downtown, to Busby’s. I am going disco dancing like I told you. Without you. And Larry dear, it’s just as well, as your dancing is as bad as your cooking.”

Jacqueline Cole: Deadly Devotions (1975).

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Dec
13
2014
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Helldriver

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Denny Blue – Telstar

Denny Blue – Helldriver

This time, it’s war – the moment I hear John & Yoko’s whiny tune from behind the wall or ANY other christmas song I’ll turn the speakers and give the neighbour the full fury of Helldriver, a 1977 rock/disco mutation from Germany. L.O.U.D. The neighbour started it, I’ll finish it.

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Dec
12
2014
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King of Nightlife

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Ok, this track is not the most obscure disco gem, but sometimes my kitsch-camp taste comes out of the closet.

“King of Nightlife” is the b-side of “Buy Mi Bananas” 7″, released by CBS in 1979, by german Group Eyes On Fire (the same that in 1978, under name Eyes, released, as b-side of “Times are Changing” 7″, the nice track “Black Caravan”).

A-side is what it promises; a terrible (even for my taste) caribbean style track maybe good for a Carnival cruise ship party. I found “King of Nightlife” not so bad, and there  is a small break in the middle, with male voice hypnotically repeating the title of the track.

Here it is!

Eyes On Fire – King of Nightlife

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Dec
12
2014
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The Valleys

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Apollo 100 – The Valleys

Another fab tune connected in no way with the immortal Russ Meyer classic – which contains one of the most important lines in cinema history: YOU WILL DRINK THE BLACK SPERM OF MY VENGEANCE! – apart from a word in it’s title and an overall mood of loungey grooviness. Had the film been made just a few years later this is what the music heard during the party scenes would have sounded like.

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Dec
11
2014
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Į Dieną Einam

Į Dieną EinamTeisutis Makačinas – Į Dieną Einam

Lithuanian disco classic (1982) will not forgive if you’ve skipped cardio sessions. Then again, what could be a better way to workout than dancing in euphoria to high speed euro disco?

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Dec
10
2014
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The Last Inca

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This record has really grown on me over the years, but in the beginning I only kept it for the great artwork, and because of its overall theme. It is, in fact, a concept album, built around the idea of ancient astronaut influence on Inca civilization. The front sleeve shows a flying saucer parked on the Nazca lines, and an extensive booklet provides more details about the hypothesis. Music to conjure UFO’s with, indeed.

Adrian Wagner – Virgins Of The Sun
Adrian Wagner – Chasquis
Adrian Wagner – Sacrifice

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Dec
10
2014
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Harlequin

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There are many differences between Sweden and Denmark, one of the big ones being the ability to create disco tracks like they did in Southern Europe. To be fair, most of the album sounds a lot like low quality ABBA, but its worth getting it just for Harlequin – Oui, Mon Amour

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Dec
09
2014
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Qui?

prq-4145861461813736 Pierre Rapsat – Qui? (1978)

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Dec
09
2014
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Ogni Pensiero Vola

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If my desire is possible, it means the system is already letting something else through. – Hélène Cixous

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Dec
07
2014
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Speed Display

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Moebius & Plank & Niemeyer – Speed Display

Members of ambient intelligenzia give in to speed frenzy in 1984.

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Dec
07
2014
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Transfer Station Blue

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Michael Shrieve – Transfer Station Blue

American drummer-composer gets a relaxed groove going in Germany. 1983.

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Dec
05
2014
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Pyar Ka Imtihaan

abaty-6518914783614748364 Asha Bhosle – Pyar Ka Imtihaan (1982)

Uh. Ah. Uh-uh-uh-uh.

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Dec
04
2014
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Look At The Girl

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Like a French Demis Roussos, Jacky J. sang primarily for the women. But here’s one for the guys, too.

Jacky James – Look At The Girl

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Dec
04
2014
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Coming & Going

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Antonio Carlos Jobim – Coming & Going

Antonio Carlos Jobim, one of the most noted Brazilian musicans, the composer of “The Girl from Ipanema”, in icon of cool, did he really do something like this? A few snatches of the stuff was heard in a muted form in the 1970 film The Adventureres but the track itself was never included in the offical, internationally realesed soundtrack. Here it is now, in it’s fully audible, uncensored glory!

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Dec
03
2014
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HipoCampeliFantoCamelos

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Hippo….phantom camels?

You can practice all you want…before you know it the song is over, and you’re none the wiser about to this cryptic artist name. What is certain is that HipoCampeliFantoCamelos were a French project, and that this song appeared on a 7″ as well as a mini-album, both from 1975.

The sound sample is from the middle part of the the album version, showing several qualities and a nice break.

HipoCampeliFantoCamelos ‎– Si Si…No No

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Dec
03
2014
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Doch Ich Wollt’ Es Wissen

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Kreis – Doch Ich Wollt’ Es Wissen

Die diskotheken-sensation für 1975 ist das 1973 gegründet discoband Kreis. Arrangements und Spiel sind tadellos und eigenwillig! Before being realesed on their first album the track was originally out on 7″ in 1975 and also included on a compliation called Rhythmus ´75.

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