Jun
21
2016
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Viking

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5 Carat – Viking

“Wanted” by The Dooleys gets transformed into a heroic theme for a viking warrior.

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Jun
18
2016
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Chaos

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One of those all too common disco tracks everyone has and that’s why I’ve never dared to play it in public. Kinda sad thinking how good it sounds hearing it over and over again while watching rain dancing on my windowsill. Might sound the part at the parties on 120 db at 6.17 a.m. In the picture something horribly chaotic, but disturbingly peaceful at the same time. Library books floating on the streets of Paris after the catastrophic floods in 1910.

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Jun
18
2016
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Instrumental Queen

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The Soul Symphony Orchestra – The Queen of Chinatown

Yes, it’s an instrumental version of La Lear’s immortal hit. Here’s the lyrics. Now release your inner Diva:

It was down in Chinatown that I met the opium Queen
babyface girl from Shanghai never smile and never cry.
She now rules the underworld down in Chinatown
she runs all the opium dens down in Chinatown.

Bring her your gold bring her your worries
and when life gets a bit too dreary to stand
give a ring to the Queen of Chinatown.

Go down go down
to the Queen of Chinatown
she’ll pick you up when you’re feeling down.
Go down go down
to the Queen of Chinatown
and she’ll soon blow your blues away!

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Jun
18
2016
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Chorus Line

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TT. Sotto – Chorus Line

Obviously intended as the ultimate line dance anthem this American track by the always interesting producer Titti Sotto was a flop in 1975. Sure sounds funky now.

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Jun
15
2016
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Diamond Head

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Disco Ventures – Diamond Head

Disco Ventures – Walk Don’t Run

Surf seven from 1979 has a strong cult rep. B-side not half bad, either.

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Jun
13
2016
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Places Of Light

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This classic psych tune started to play in my head when wandering at the endless beaches of Kolka, Latvija. Black Sand from the same album is more dancefloor oriented with beautifully bounding drum and wah-wahs.

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Jun
13
2016
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E.V.A.

fly evaJean-Jacques Perrey – E.V.A.

Discotheque sounds from 1970.

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May
26
2016
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Rub Out

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Psyched break classic rocks any floor.

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May
26
2016
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Signaux Codes Non Identifiés

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Michel Magne – Signaux Codes Non Identifiés

Hypnotic cosmic beats from France, 1978.

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May
25
2016
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Wild Safari

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Music Operation – Wild Safari

An alternative version, Italy, 1972.

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May
24
2016
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Pagurus

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1976 is the year i was born. During that summer Italy was already invaded by a countless number of disco tunes. Some went mainstream, others are now forgotten, and are being slowly rediscovered. It was also a period when the boom of local or clandestine radio stations was at its glorious beginning. We have to thanks these small, often improvised activities, if some local or less famous disco records arrived to our days, resurfacing as cult items. In fact it was more usual that this kind of tunes were played where there was not a sort of market to follow, but only the taste of a DJ, or radio host. This was probably the case of a record i discovered one month ago. I was in my hometown, Carrara, and there was a small flea-market. Not a lot of interesting things in it, but i noticed a small desk crammed with posters and old records. Many were 7″, and some quite obscure. Not a lot of disco, but i found 9 records which satisfied my research. Asking to the seller where he had found all these rare stuff, he said me he acquired the entire stock of an old local radio station. Among the records i found there was one which by now is not yet on Discogs website. It is a 7″, with track Amor Amor Amor by Andy Morgan on A-side, a very cheesy cover of Rod McKuen classic, and one called Pagurus, by Hermit Bernard Band, on B-side. Label is Rifi, and year of release is 1976. Ah, cult composer Enrico Intra is behind this last track. This is the one i will let you listen now. So, just go back to Carrara in 1976, and discover what a local radio host could’ve made my fellow citizens listening in the summer of 1976 (in the picture, a late 60s postcard of Carrara beachfront, with a dancing on the left).

 

Hermit Bernard Band – Pagurus

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May
23
2016
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Escape

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Magnetic System – Escape

Bixio-Frizzi-Tempera ost 45 sounds fast and furious even when pitched down a lot. Godzilla from the a-side has been one of my all time faves ever since it was featured here back in 2009.

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May
20
2016
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Karakara Sabaku

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Akiko Tsuge – Karakara Sabaku

This psychedelic masterpiece from japan 1975 really makes my hair rise. The weird vocal effect, the amazing surf(ish) guitar and the smashing drums. I can’t ask for more!

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May
18
2016
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Classic British

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Classic British

According to a recent poll by the British Council, culture and history are seen as UK’s most attractive features. Weather and food are the worst. The Brits are very polite but they have bad drinking and eating habits.

Shakespeare, the Queen and David Beckham are their biggest cultural icons. We disagree. Far more important: Biddu Orchestra.

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May
17
2016
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Fruhling In Hanoi

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Orkester International – Fruhling in Hanoi

Everyone supports the freigeistige Weltanschauung (free-spirited ideology) and Arbeiterbewegung (labor movement), and celebrates the coming of spring with an offical Blumenstrauß (bunch of flowers), Grußkarte (greeting card) and Amiga label funk tracks like this one.

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May
12
2016
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Who’s That Lady With My Man?

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Kelly Marie – Who’s That Lady With My Man

Kelly was a Diva who never dismissed the drama.

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May
07
2016
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King Boxer

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Chen Yung Yu – Tian Xia Di Yi Quan

Delirious battering rams for the senses, the best of the Shaw Brothers kung fu epics were a huge influence on the art of Pierre&Gilles. It’s all there in the likes of King Boxer/The Five Fingers of Death (Tian Xia Di Yi Quan, 1972), The New One-Armed Swordsman and The Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan – check the glittering surfaces, the candyfloss colors, the decorous compositions and the golden skin tones of the good guys.

Musically, the themes were a mad mix of Morricone-y melodies, burning hot beats and crazy arrangements. Disco was one leap away.

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May
05
2016
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Vecchio’s Raptus

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Michele Del Vecchio – Raptus

As yet, we do not have Overfitting Disco Awards, an event that could be recognized as the preeminent multi-cultural awards show from the outsider point of view. The awards could celebrate the accomplishments of the less ordinary in the fields of music, literature and film and also honor individuals or groups who promote or promoted disco-ness through creative endeavors. Listeners could vote on the winners.

The disco artist of the year – Madonna? Never, she was always all about money and generally being a cow. I could well imagine Michele Del Vecchio getting quite a few votes with this 1979 track, though.

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May
03
2016
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Amicus Gaudété

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Amicus – Gaudété

Music education supporters advocate the importance of exposing young people to a variety of instruments, choral arrangements, and styles of music to enhance their educational experience and foster their academic, social, and emotional growth. Ulla is currently learning music theory and participating in her school band playing works of religious nature, such as Gaudété. This is a piece published in 1582 as a part of the Piae Cantiones, a collection of sacred Finnish/Swedish songs.

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May
03
2016
0

Classic European

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Classic European

Two thirds of the men in our test group rated eurodisco as their favorite. It’s shaped exactly right (to allow more movement) and is lubricated inside and out. Testers said it flexed well and the action lasted a long time.

Our eurodisco provides lasting pleasure for both you and your partner(s) with warm, tingling sensations that allow for the highest possible level of sensitivity.

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