Cheap SID-like arpeggios do always sound great to me. Does anyone know which chip was used?
They’re all clustered together on this post because they’re obviously made using the same recipe. Most of the production team is the same.
Barbara Norris – Strategy (1983)
The last one is my favourite from the lot, and unquestionably the most well known – what a catchy hook, everything’s in the name:
No arpeggio from outer space this time, nor any minimalist lyrics sung with a thick Italian accent and quickly laid on a cheap Casio beat… it’s just something “funky”, and kitsch. The forced falsetto voice and the “wow wow” in the talk box are priceless.
It’s just been added to the radio database today, along with two rare and mysterious killer tracks, one sung in Italian and the other one in French.
Behind K.I.D. hides Geoff Bastow, an impressively good library musician, who also produced a few movie soundtracks at one time too. G.Bastow is actually renowned for having participated in a bunch of successful records, such as Amanda Lear‘s and Munich Machine‘s (mind the vocoder work and the syncopated bassline in the track in preview). He also had his own personal share of fame though, notably with the first K.I.D.’s LP: Don’t Stop.
50 minutes of mostly vintage soundtracks, featuring superheroes, prison camps, sexual safaris, space pirates, pimps and hustlers, zombies, psychokinetic girls… and the Jacksons are here too.
This one’s a classic hit single but the different mixes are soOo efficient to me that I can’t resist to share the groove!
2nd version appears on Ali Love’s album and single in a dirty style and another juicy mix by Sébastien Léger turning to acid.
Greg Phillinganes – Behind The Mask (1985)
Reportedly, this specific tune was once thought to be included in Michael Jackson‘s Off The Wall but it didn’t end up that way. The album keyboard player, G. Phillinganes, resang the vocal part and ultimately used it for a record of his own.
Ken Ishii – Firecracker (2001)
Please try to identify those following samples.
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|Every thirty or twentysomething will easily remember this old anime, named differently according to the country that broadcast the show (e.g. Captain Future, Capitan Futuro or Capitaine Flam).|
It is worth noting that every European country had its own version of the OST. While, in France for example, Jean-Jacques Debout (see previous post) recorded it, Christian Bruhn released his own version for the German market, in 1980.
This OST spawned countless remixes and cover versions. Some are o.k., others are really bad.
RAH Band – Beyond (1978)
Soraya – If (1978)
This is a project based upon the mysterious singer Soraya Kaci. Several people involved but the most famous are Massiera & Torelli (Venus Gang), half-brothers and producers of these excellent tracks. Not much to say about it, just listen and enjoy!