Dec
09
2007

A Tribute To Franco Rago And Gigi Farina

silicon-chip.jpg Franco Rago and Gigi Farina were great underground producers in the synthpop/italo disco vein.

Working exclusively as a duo under several monikers in the 80s, it appears that they were only active in the beginning of the decade and never reappeared then (with a notable exception), which is a shame.

Here is a small collection of most of their tracks. Enjoy.

Atelier Folie – No Rhyme, No Reason (1983)

Cariocas – Batida (1983)

Decadance – On And On (Fears Keep On) (1983)

Expansives – Life With You (1983)

‘Lectric Workers – Robot Is Systematic (1982)

‘Lectric Workers – The Garden (1982)

Message From Future – Robot Is… (1982)

Peter Richard – Walking In The Neon (1986)

Wanexa – The Man From Colours (1982)

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  • Comment | 05/08/2013
    Gavin Paisley

    they played live in dublin last night for the first time in 20 years, it was brilliant. great versions of Robot Is Systematic, and No Rhyme No Reason

  • Comment | 08/01/2018
    Italo forever

    I saw fantastic Rago & Farina live on stage 2014 in Helsinki Finland at Italo weekend in Hotel Presidentti. The duo is still performing actively in Italy and central Europe.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hR6yhWFksY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R1qx4-C7rk

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