El Cadiz is an alias for the legendary Siegfried Schwab of the “Vampyros Lesbos” fame.
Captagon is a middle eastern recreational drug. The track seems to have been made during the recording sessions of Claudia Field’s version of Pastime Paradise – the Stevie Wonder hit – as it’s practically an instrumental of the tune. Red Face Rides Again was made earlier, in 1976.
How naive can disco lyrics get? These almost take the cake within any genre. The good news is that you are spared for most of them, if you choose to listen to the instrumental version, which is quite nice with its driving bassline, synth, and drum arrangement. But really what it deserves is an edit, to take those last vocals out of the mix and make it even better. I might do it myself when/if i get a better copy, if someone doesn’t get to it before me. Until then, here you go.
Disco Dick (AKA Christian D’Or) has become a household name around these parts by now, mostly because of his catchy nu-disco hit Hot Pants, which Jussi reviewed here. But did you know that he is but the latest in a long line of Dicks, and that there was even a Disco Dick before him? Well, now that particular X-file can finally be opened. The original Disco Dick operated in the LA underworld during the late 1970′s, and while there is no evidence that he actually wore hotpants, he was rumored to be a bit of a nasty character.
Now we are just waiting for the current Disco Dick to hook up with the former, so they can release some new dirt together. In the meantime, you can sample this obscure 1979 detective-disco tune with horror elements, below.
Kai Warner has had most exposure among disco fans with his “Fly Butterfly”, and rightfully so. But many are not aware that he released a complete album a few years later, focusing strictly on turkish and middle-eastern themes. Oriental clichés abound here, but that shouldn’t deter you from picking it up – if you can find it – as it includes several good disco tunes.
For a long time I thought this was a disco venture by the legendary Woodstock band. But apparently it was a short-lived German studio project, perhaps somehow trying to capture that ’69 vibe. First time i heard this I thought “Kelly Family does disco?”, but I must admit i was sold instantly. Thanks a lot to Albion for ID and trade with this, some time ago.
Both the Bimbo Jet version and this one, the instrumental disco version on Salsoul, were massive all over New York in 1974-75. Ken Cayre was one of the three Cayre brothers who founded the label.
The Wallace Collection is a prestigious art museum in England. That fact obviously compelled the Belgian makers of this 1981 album to really think about the cover. The music itself is fittingly regal, with grand movements composed according to the sonata principle.