Sep
23
2014
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Arabian Song

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Eartha Kitt – Arabian Song

The Arabia thing refuses to quit here and now we have Eartha Kitt, the original Catwoman, growling and hissing a flying carpet tune from her 1984 album Where Is My Man. The album was written, composed and arranged by the Belolo/Morali/Ott team behind the Ritchie Family and Village People.

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Sep
20
2014
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Sep
12
2014
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Oriental

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Peru – Oriental

Peru – Caves

Like Orientalist subjects in western art in general, exoticism in disco was associated with fantasies of opulence and barbaric splendour. During the seventies the tracks were in the expected orchestral mould, such as the previous post illustrates. The trend continued during the early 80s when Arabic themes were interpreted with synths, finding fans in the New Romantic movement. These examples are from 1983, made in Holland.

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Sep
11
2014
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Akin I Lbhar (Au-delà Des Mers)

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Akin I Lbhar

A bit more 80s, this one, with a strong Les Bains Douches vibe – think Philippe Starck furniture, w i d e shoulderpads, everybody wearing black. Tracks include Djamel Allam: Akin I Lbhar (Au-delà Des Mers), B.E.F: The Secret Life of Arabia, Richard Strange and the Engine Room: Damascus, Ande Popp: Mondo Popp, plus misacellaneous bits and pieces from people like Bernard Lavilliers.

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Sep
08
2014
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Who Does?

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Disco for the one in a vintage Oscar Wilde t-shirt (b-side, Italy, 198?).

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Sep
03
2014
1

Nag Nag

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Black Jack – Nag Nag

Have you done the dishes? Are you going to play records all night? Why don’t you play Madonna? We’ve all heard this annoying nagging and so have the German group Black Jack. This is from their second album “Neon Lover” from 1980.

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Aug
24
2014
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Aug
24
2014
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Dream Machine

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The synthesizer pad of the 80s.

Thanks to Discotruper.

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Aug
18
2014
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Wallace Collection

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Wallace Collection – Strings Disco

The Wallace Collection is a prestigious art museum in England. That fact obviously compelled the Belgian makers of this 1981 album to really think about the cover. The music itself is fittingly regal, with grand movements composed according to the sonata principle.

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Jul
29
2014
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Haruomi Hosono

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Haruomi Hosono – Funiculi Funiculà

An obvious role model for August Darnell’s Kid Creole, Harumi Hosono realesed a series of mock-exotica albums during the seventies, beginning with Tropical Dandy in 1975. He then joined the Yellow Magic Orchestra and in 1982 put out a solo record containing this delightfully demented version of the old opera tune.

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Jul
17
2014
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Sentinel

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Nights Of Babylon – Sentinel

With the majority of horror films coming out from the USA being lame PG-13 borefests instead of gorefests, and the commercial realese of Eli Roth’s fabulously grotesque cannibal epic The Green Inferno still months away, it’s time to go back to the seventies, once again. Do yourself a huge favour and order yourself a copy of Michael Winner’s The Sentinel, a big budget 1977 extravaganza with an all-star cast, made to cash in on the success of The Omen. Equally gory as it’s predecessor but far more tasteless, it’s a must for anyone sane who enjoys watching excessive, prolonged sequences involving cannibal lesbians masturbating each other, as well as actual, real life deformed people paraded across then screen as demons from hell. Fans of glossy haute couture fashion shoots or scenes of eyeballs being punctured Fulci style will not be left disappointed, either.

The British Michael Winner (R.I.P) was the director of the original Death Wish and it’s sequel, plus one of the all time great female vigilante classics, The Dirty Weekend (in which a rapist shoves his hand inside the pants of a 80yrs old bag lady and shouts Awww, I swear there’s a wart in here!).

The music is off a moody early eighties album filled with long electronic rhythm tracks.

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Jul
17
2014
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Machine

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Goude – Machine

A 1980 borderline entry from Ramses label. Of course, a borderline is not where something stops, but where something begins.

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Jul
02
2014
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กระแซะเข้ามาซิ

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พุ่มพวง ดวงจันทร์ – กระแซะเข้ามาซิ (198?)

Apparently very, very popular in the country of release

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Jul
02
2014
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Jun
05
2014
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N’Sel Fik

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Chab Sahraoui Et Fadela – N’Sel Fik

Classic of the month. Chaba Fadela is the premier Algerian actress and all around Diva. She’s married to Cheb Sahraoui with whom she recorded N’Sel Fik (You Are Mine) in 1983. The track became an international cult hit and sparked a worldwide interest in raï music.

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May
29
2014
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Dragon Lord

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Kung Fu Express – Dragon Lord

Theme from an early Jackie Chan classic, made in 1982.

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May
04
2014
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Unit Four

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Unit Four – Second Wind

Off the 1980 Dancing Grass lp in the Rouge library series.

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Apr
20
2014
4

Disco Guitars

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LeBaron Disco-Go – Disco Guitars

Anita – Lady Bump

Track one is the elusive LeBaron track missing from the database until now, made in Finland in 1980.

Track two confirms that Anita made a disco record. Anita who? Anita the girl who was my one-time babysitter when I was a small child, that’s who. She lived almost next door to us and came over when my parents went off to night clubs or generally out wherever. The vivacious and full-bodied girl soon decided to become a singer and proceeded to record a massive local hit called Sormet Pois! (No Fingering!). Naturally, to promote the sleazy song she posed topless in the then best selling tabloid magazine, holding her boobs in her hands for all to see. An instant success, she was gradually transformed into a national institution and remains a popular schlager act today.

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Apr
10
2014
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Waiting for your Love

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Usje Sukatma – Waiting For Your Love (1983)

Repressed in 2011.

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Apr
08
2014
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Eisbär

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Grauzone – Eisbär

Grauzone – Ich Lieb Sie

Delightful furry animal disco track from Deutschland, made in 1981.

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