When we needed to walk, limbs appeared. When we needed to dance, we got disco. Here we have an interestingly titled prototype still looking for an identity but already circa 75% in shape.
1975. Kudu label luminary Ron Carter was apparently the first one to discofy a Cole Porter tune, several others like Chocolats and John Davis would soon follow. This one is mostly about the groove, with just a few snatches of the original melody.
It’s always delightful to see and hear Soccio’s classic disco cut The Visitors in Fellini’s La Città Delle Donne (1980). For some reason The Visitors is not featured on the OST, but please do take the OST with you next time you’re digging. My favorite track is Voci Nella Citta’ Delle Donne with mysterious chants and things cosmic. Goes well into art crowds.
With the majority of horror films coming out from the USA being lame PG-13 borefests instead of gorefests, and the commercial realese of Eli Roth’s fabulously grotesque cannibal epic The Green Inferno still months away, it’s time to go back to the seventies, once again. Do yourself a huge favour and order yourself a copy of Michael Winner’s The Sentinel, a big budget 1977 extravaganza with an all-star cast, made to cash in on the success of The Omen. Equally gory as it’s predecessor but far more tasteless, it’s a must for anyone sane who enjoys watching excessive, prolonged sequences involving cannibal lesbians masturbating each other, as well as actual, real life deformed people paraded across then screen as demons from hell. Fans of glossy haute couture fashion shoots or scenes of eyeballs being punctured Fulci style will not be left disappointed, either.
The British Michael Winner (R.I.P) was the director of the original Death Wish and it’s sequel, plus one of the all time great female vigilante classics, The Dirty Weekend (in which a rapist shoves his hand inside the pants of a 80yrs old bag lady and shouts Awww, I swear there’s a wart in here!).
The music is off a moody early eighties album filled with long electronic rhythm tracks.
A new slot on the webradio will soon open, dedicated to very special content: this new show will be be playing exclusive DJ sets only!
Whether they’re especially made for this programme, posted on the blog or for past radio shows now extinct, expect no less than excellence and awesome selections.
The format is not yet finalized but it should be around one hour long, and broadcasted every week, maybe on Monday or Tuesday nights.
Coming up very soon, stay tuned!
Edit: now we know, and because we have so many materials available, it will be broadcasted both on Mondays and Tuesdays. And it will start next week, July 21!
You will also be able to request the DJ sets to play, just check our catalogue on the radio page: http://radio.ddcr.biz/ and select what you want to listen to; new content will be added little by little so check back from time to time.
During the sixties bandleader Geoff from GB used work with luminaries like Shirley Bassey. From the seventies on the objective was orchestral albums with themes ranging from Waltzes With Love to Themes For Superheroes, sometimes with touches of disco lite-ness. On this barely recognisable take on the classical thing he kicks ass though as you can hear. – Sorry Russians for the swearing (bad language was offically outlawed from all media there yesterday).
Violent people have more outbursts when placed in a room painted with dark colors, yet there was always very little trouble in discothéques. This interesting non-hit got played in some American clubs in late 1975.