Tasty stuff from a Swedish rock band more well known with “Get Up”.
Three more cuts from the 5T album, my personal fave of the month. Tangoul Dragustei is an improved version of Jinny and the Flamboyants “Cumparsita Dance” and check out the other two covers as well – familiar tunes spiked with strong acid.
The one I actually should have submitted. A heroic intro, a mysterious midnight rendez-vous at the Oasis, a camel race to Akaba under the stars, and more in Brazil and ancient Africa.
Italian group Momo Yang is famous for “La Malaguena”.
“Brigitte Bardot” is a flip side of “Salsa Jeans EP”.
This song is a cover version of samba song “Brigitte Bardot” by Jorge Veiga.
Momo Yang’s “Brigitte Bardot” is produced by Vittorio Bacchetta.
He uses the pseudonym “Victor Bach”, who is famous for “Living In Harmony”.
Paul Martin’s “Le Troublant Témoignage De Paul Martin” is well known as a sampling source of Kza’s “Le Troublant Acid” in Japan.
Paul Martin is also known as Jean-Pierre Castaldi.
Size matters. If you like Marc’s seven which was posted here ages ago get the full twelve inches for a much more muscular experience. The 14:48 lp version from 1978 has long instrumental passages with twanging guitars and lots of wild west saloon ambiance, German style.
Yuko Asano is well known as an actress.
She started her carrier as a singer.
She teamed up with Kyohei Tsutsumi and has many hits.
This song is backed up with Sadistics.
Yukihiro Takahashi was a member of Sadistics before he formed YMO.
Hiromi Go is one of the most famous singers in Japan.
“Garasu Bari No Elevator (in English it means Glazed Elevator)” is included in LP “HIROMIC WORLD”
All songs are composed by Kyohei Tsutsumi, who is the most influential songwriter in Japan.
All lyrics are written by Yumi Arai.
Those were the days when popular music in Japan changed their styles to more adult oriented ones.
Off a 1977 album from Czechoslovakia containing two sides of medleys, with announcements and spoken engouragement typical of east block records of the era. The music is mostly horrific polkas but there are a couple of fine passages courtesy of Malvina and Veronika.
Instead of the expected moody seduction piece suggested by the title Monsieur Cédric delivers a fast zipping instrumental from 1978, with a flute and lots of Joie de Pénétrer.
Talking of which, now that we’re about to be bored by the ads to the sequel to the Fifty Shades of Grey film and seeing the book it is based on in shop windows everywhere, it’s time to revisit a sequel that’s genuinely stirring. Recently out on Corgi Books is the part deux of Pauline Réage’s – real name Anne Desclos – erotic classic The Story of O. Called “a pornographic book without a trace of obscenity” by Graham Greene and “a deeply moral homily” by J.G.Ballard, the first novel is an intricate fable with alternative beginnings and endings and an alluring air of stylistic abstraction.
The follow-up is called Return to the Chateau, originally published in 1969 as Retour á Roissy. Shorter but just as elegantly perverse as The Story of O, Return to the Chateau is a must-read for anyone into quality underground fiction with a bite. Here O accepts to be taken back to the luxurious castle she was trained in, again to submit to the sexual whims of a well heeled cast of libertines, including Sir Stephen and the very cruel lesbian Anne-Marie from part one. “O was surprised at how happy she was to find herself once again ensconced in the tight-fitting black corset. She had obeyed and inhaled deeply when Anne-Marie had to her to, while Monique tightened the laces. The corset came up to beneath her breasts, which an unobtrusive vertical stay kept separated and a narrow horizontal stay supported so firmly that they were projected foward, and seemed all the more fragile and free.
“Your breasts are really made for the riding crop, O” Anne-Marie noted. “Do you realize that?” “I know, O said, “but please, I beg you…”
Anne-Marie burts out laughing.
“Oh don’t worry, I’m not the one who makes that kind of decision. But if any of the clients should want to whip you, you can protest and beg until you’re blue in the face.”
There was also a film version called Story of O part 2 that unfortunately had zero to do with either the book or Just Jaeckin’s wonderful film based on the first novel.
A 1974 fusion of disco and metal from Holland. Now, if you’re a rock fan you may think oh yes, the metal part is fine but disco, that’s not sounding good as you are incapable of moving in time with any kind of steady rhythm. This is not necessarily so, though. Many rock fans eventually learn to dance and you might give it a try too. Getting to know disco thru something like this track is a good starting point.
First up is headbanging. You’re familiar with it, right? This style of “dancing” involves shaking of the head violently in time with the music. Listen closely to the drums. Every time you hear a loud banging sound nod your head a little, the jaw moving downwards and up again. Increase the nod until your whole head bops up and down. The important thing is, difficult as it may seem, to keep the rhythm steady instead of going into a chaotic frenzy. No leaping around and bashing into people causing nosebleeds, not at the disco!
Once you master the basic headbang move, try a variation known as The Hammer of Thor. Doing this, you hit your fist on the knee – your own, not anybody else’s – while thrusting your crotch foward. Sounds like fun? Go for it. You may also invent your own disco dances, how would you do something like the panther walk? Imagine you’re a panther creeping in the jungle, seeking your prey…
Before you give disco a go however, walk to a supermarket and buy a product called deodorant. The lady at the counter will tell you what it is and how to use it. Have fun dancing!
The Top Rank Suite was known to everyone in Brighton during the seventies. Locals joined the waiting line with thrilled-to-death exhange students who once back home could not stop raving about it: you can’t believe this place we went to!
Top Rank was a chain of clubs owned by the Rank Organization who were big shots in the film distribution business in GB. The Brighton branch was designed by Russell Diplock to resemble a set from a James Bond film, inside and out. The huge entertainment complex housing bars, a massive dance hall, a bowling alley and a cinema was a sight to see in the middle of the properly British buildings among the seafront. It’s still there to annoy Prince Charles every time his highness comes to town.
The place opened originally in 1965 as a major concert venue for popular, even massive bands. During the early 70s it hosted acts like Genesis, Rod Stewart and James Brown. Discothéque nights were equally popular, though the mods had to wait for their Motown until the aunts and uncles had finished walzing and foxtrotting the early evening away.
From 1975 onwards when disco gained popularity Saturdays were often reserved for deejays. These would – horrors! – grab the mike and introduce the records, crack the usual lame jokes or appear in drag, as the Brits often feel compelled to do. Tracks danced to at the club as an exhange student late in 75 included Juggy Jones: Inside America, Biddu Orchestra: I Could Have Danced All Night and Eddie Drennon’s Let’s Do The Latin Hustle (which nobody there knew how to do).
The hall was refurbished in 1990 and re-opened as the Event. The tacky grandeur of the interior was lost. Of course in a few years time, there’ll no more be any horny exhange students in the town either or anywhere else on the island.
The music: a British library tune from 1979.