Feb
13
2014
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Feb
13
2014
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Adios Nonino

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Alain Debray – Adios Nonino

This tune from the 1976 Argentina-made lp Discoteca Soul Con Los Grandes don’t spell Adios-anything to me. Sounds more like something they’d play during a party held in a residence seen above. The car of course belongs to Isabel Sarli.

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Feb
13
2014
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Dada Go

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Les Retroviseurs – Dada Go

Immaculately ironed shirts, an obsession with neatness and all-around control freakery, no. Freaky music, yes. This was made in France in 1974.

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Feb
13
2014
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Natura

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Natura – Supersonic Man

I inspect my purchases in a Barcelona cafe and the guy in the next table starts to talk to me. He: What kind of music is that? Me: It’s a soundtrack, a theme from a Spanish film. He: They make movies in Spain? Me: Yes. This is from the seventies, though. He: I don’t know any music or movies from Spain. I represent the great state of Texas here, I was a sophomore class president and voted the most likely to succeed and was in the top 10 percent in the college, and I play basketball.

Supersonic Man (1979) got a general realese in Spain, the US, West Germany, France, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Turkey and in Norway, where it was allowed to be screened only to those over 16 years of age.

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Feb
12
2014
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White Satin

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White Satin – Lovin’ Fever

Germany, 1977 as you can hear.

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Feb
12
2014
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Earthquake!

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Zenda Jacks – Earthquake!

A 1975 British northern soul stomper slowed down for disco consumption.

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Feb
11
2014
4

No Cheese Just Sleaze

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Rutes – No Cheese Just Sleaze

  1. Michel Clement Et Son Orchestre – Citta Violenta
  2. Goom – Good Morning
  3. Ray Gay’s Band – Reggae Reggae
  4. Citroen Melodie – Black Magic Ladies
  5. Persimfans – E.S.P.
  6. The People Next Door – Husband & Wife
  7. Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale – 40 Gradi
  8. Marcello Giombini – Zelda
  9. Daniel Faure – Salut Les Frangines
  10. Graffitti Kids – Running To My Life
  11. John First – Swingaboo
  12. Some Japanese Tune….
  13. Ras Enoch – Money
  14. Pink Lady – Monster
  15. Jack Hammer – My Pretty Baby
  16. Fontenas – Whipping Post
  17. Don Muro – Squash
  18. Prohibition – French Disco Take One
  19. Nico Fidenco – Emanuelle In America Theme

Thanks Rutes. Check out his Soundcloud too.

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Feb
03
2014
2

Spaceman Boy

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You’ve been invited to an underground disco party and you want to make an impression? Be careful not to overdress (b-side, UK, 1976).

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Feb
03
2014
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Hazy Osterwald Jet Set

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Hazy Osterwald Jet Set – Oumbala – Oumbalo

Coolness has taken on many forms over the years but the culturally astute outsider character has always been fascinating. While being cool is something that can’t be learned, you can learn how to dress and act like a Cool Cat or Kitten paying close attention to the Overfitting Disco blog. Plus attending the parties where our our djs play. Your agenda this coming weekend: Carlo at Down Low @ Altes Wettbüro in Dresden on Friday, Jussi at Slow in Barcelona on Saturday.

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Feb
02
2014
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Afrique Tango

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Guam & Zaka Percussion – Afrique Tango

This 1978 percussion jam is the kind of track that always works but not always brings a desired effect. What you’ll get is yoga freaks, art students with leftist leanings and people who usually never dance invading the floor, arms open wide, exploring the African Woman inside them. They close their eyes in ecstasy. The movements become more and more frenzied, the bodies jerk around with wild abandon. Often, dedicated dancers have to move aside in fear of getting bruised. Still, it’s a good sound.

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Feb
01
2014
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Born To Be Wild

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Eclipse – Born To Be Wild

Eclipse – Sunshine Superman

Title one: biker disco. Born to be Wild was originally a Steppenwolf rock track used in the classic counterculture film Easy Rider, starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper plus the now sadly fallen-from-grace-into-crap-roles Jack Nicholson.
Peter Fonda had earlier appeared in Roger Corman’s imcomparable Wild Angels that had kicked off the 60s biker film craze. Immortally iconic as Peter and his costar Nancy Sinatra are, the real draw of the picture is in fact the dizzyingly rich cinematography by Richard Moore and an uncredited Peter Bogdanovich who also assisted the legendary Monte Hellman in the editing. Vast open vistas of highways, deserts and impossibly blue skies. Along with Taxi Driver, pure Americana at it’s very best from an era long gone by.

Title two: hippie disco, a version of British folk singer Donovan’s trippy 1966 hit. Eclipse was a Canadian group who had a Billboard disco chart entry with You Really Got Me in 1978.

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Jan
31
2014
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Soul Sound Group (Italy)

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A precious funk-ish disco gem from Italy (B-side of a split release) which was composed by the legendary composer, singer and keyboardist Alberto Baldan Bembo, who was apparently the actual mentor of this phantom studio-band. Savannah (a production from 1977) has some resemblances with Juan Tizol’s classic tune Caravan in certain passages, which gives it a delicate and subtle exoticism.

Soul Sound Group – Savannah

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Jan
25
2014
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Mus Expo

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Hans Edler – Mus Expo

Like a showgirl in a room of full of housewifes, Hans from Sweden stands out. The 1975 music ain’t bad, either.

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Jan
23
2014
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Lluvia De Primavera

volvopvJavier Zavala – Lluvia De Primavera

The mailman brought some hope that the spring might be coming after all. I once almost bought a Volvo 544 “sport”, but luckily came to my senses avoiding such a sensible choice.

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Jan
23
2014
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Gino Pavan

 

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Fact: last May I was at a very tiny record fair in the area checking the 2€ bin and here’s where I got one of my biggest recent discoveries, that I’ve included in my OD 6th birthday party mix.  This obscure single from the fabulous italian label Phantom renders perfectly – should anyone need more evidences –  how the disco sound in Italy had a lot in common with the progressive rock sound. Both tracks here are killer, and while “Magico” is pure space rock-disco, “La Terra e il Seme” is a crazy drumming and flute session.

Gino Pavan – Magico

Gino Pavan – La terra e il seme

 

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Jan
22
2014
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Yes i love it

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Goldie – Yes i love it

I couldn’t agree more. I love it too. French disco banger from ’79. To be found on the legendary Pathé label.

 

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Jan
19
2014
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Star Lover

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Keys – Star Lover

Denmark 1979. The vastly superior b-side of a nerdy Star Trek tune.

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Jan
19
2014
3

Gluteus Maximus

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Gluteus Maximus – Disco Frisco

Seven Swedish high school guys from a town called Huddige strike up a disco band in 1977 and decide to name themselves after buttock muscles. Their only, privately pressed record on Huddige Hörs label is a hymn to the clubs of San Francisco. That’s the spirit, boys!

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Jan
19
2014
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Ritual Dance Of The Reptiles

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Progressive break for those irrational moments on the floor (US, 1970).

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Jan
19
2014
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Pescador d’Ajaccio

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Donzella – Pescador d’Ajaccio (1976)

Sung in Corsican language, which is close to Italian, but native of a now-French Island

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