The instrumental version has already been posted here inside a Jerry Bonham mix but here comes the vocal a-side, originally out in 1979. Well built cowboy favourite in back alley bars, bathhouses and discos with dark rooms. We provide lockers to accommodate your clothes and personal belongings.
“Darwin Porter is a sleaze-obsessed star-biographer whose books are considered “fiction” by most educated readers. From my understanding of him, his books are based mostly on two things 1) gossip and 2) his own imagination. I’ve never read one of his books, but I have read reviews of them.”
A review from Amazon, by someone.
An unusually meanspirited and endlessly fascinating wallow in the grotesque world of early 70s pornography or a significant social study focusing on Linda Lovelace, a prostitute and pioneering porn star? Whatever it is, get yourself a copy as this book reaches levels few others have managed. Names are dropped with wild abandon and reputations of illustrious figures like Dennis Hopper, Marlon Brando, John Lennon and Steve McQueen are dragged into mud. Dick sizes, perversions, deformities, drug habits and altered mental states of the rich and the famous get discussed in merciless detail, along with body forms, odours and revolting bedroom activities of all the gangsters, hookers, junkies and every other kind of hideous lowlife Linda Lovelace shacked up with. The outrages go on and on, relentlessly. Descriptions of masochistic and abusive behaviour, extreme sexual acts and orgies are rubbed into your face until you can literally taste the smegma on the unwashed penises the woman shoved down her famous throat.
There must be more mistakes in the text than the obvious one I spotted – the author claims the 1978 cult film Sextette with Mae West & Van McCoy was made during the late 60’s – but who cares. The 600 pages totally deliver, complete rubbish or not. From-porn-to-disco-and-back-again personalities Andrea True and Marilyn Chambers get included in the narrative too.
Incidentally, Deep Throat was the final film screened in the last independent single screen cinema in my town before multiplexes took over.
The music track is a direct copy of Silver Convention’s Fly Robin Fly by an 1976 American act. Very good of course.
Very little info about this track. It’s from a Danish Starbox Records compilation, and maybe it does not exist as a seperate single at all. According to Discogs, John Lou is an alias of Horst Lubitz, the producer behind the Danish/German crossover project Love Fever (also a Starbox outfit). A while back I spoke with Johnny Reimar, the guy behind the Starbox label, but he could not remember much about it all, except that Horst Lubitz was hired as his personal in-house producer in Germany for a period of time, back in 1978.
I any case, it’s a nice little tune, which you can also hear in its full version here
Ahh, Lollipops…Denmark’s answer to the Bee-Gees? Well maybe not quite, but they were three guys that made a lot of similar stuff during the same period, who have been overlooked by disco freaks. That can certainly be justified for the most part, but one should not miss out on one of their best tracks…BOOGIE.
New Radio Vendetta “promo” mix up, which aired last week. Good for taxi driving and doing the boogieee…enjoy !
Andre Carr Orchestra – Jaws Theme
Zig-Zag – Sleeping Blue Night
Epsilon – Wake Up
The Bumpers – Do The Bump
John Lou – Airport
Samuel Caine – Burnin’ Cab
Gilla – Ich Brenne
Claude Dauray – Quizas
Lollipops – Boogie
Klaus & Servants – Cab Driver
Pequeña Compañia – Apache
Chassidisco Fever – Od Avinu Hai
El Pasador – Bam Bada-bam
Expo – Alimatha
Honeymoon – Liberi Noi
Jackie Carter – Paint it Black
Albert’s Negrita – The Ball Goes On
Morris Albert – Ways of Fire
Valverde Brothers – Mexican Taxi Man
Germany 1978. Obviously fashioned after Charo’s Dance A Little Bit Closer and influenced by American orchestral tracks in general, yet still captivating. MOR maestro Lipman knows how to seize the core of the international disco lounge experience.
The mythical La Camarque disco in the Cour Saleya flower market in Nice opened in 1977. For well over ten years the rhythms, colourful clientele and wild dancing on raised podiums created a fantasy that fulfilled every image and expectation of La Grand Vie on the Riviera. This is where I heard the astonishing Marcia Baila by Les Rita Mitsouko for the first time during the summer of 1985.
In the picture: Psyche at sleep… The myth of Psyche and Eros is way too complicated to be explained in here. To find it out check your library, go to therapy or get a life. The track obviously is not disco, but sure is a great opener to your next psychedelic disco set (France, 1981).
The b-side of Doctor Electro is alone worth the effort of finding one, but of course there’s still the famous a-side (France, 1978). Rosalba Neri looks very very dangerous even with the rifle on the ground.