Jun
20
2010
5
May
31
2010
0
May
17
2010
13

Ayx Teca

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If a track like Ayx Teca doesn’t put a smile on your face, then it’s definitely hopeless…

Ayx – Ayx Teca (1978)

Thanks to Scopitone and Kamiglio

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May
02
2010
1

Non Rompere

gbnr586181176369689874415146566 It cost me an arm and a leg but it’s definitely worth every cent: it’s uplifting Italian disco at its best! Check out the full length webradio copy – along with a recently added Angela Werner track, pretty rare too.

G. Bri – Non Rompere (1980)

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Apr
29
2010
0
Apr
21
2010
0
Apr
01
2010
1

I Vicini di Casa – Flirt

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No April fools here at Overfitting Disco……but a juicy juicy italian treasure…..

Augusto Righetti and Gilberto Ziglioli, with mysterious Marzia T. at vocals,  at their best here in this outfit disbanded in 1980. This is pure 1978 on Dig-It.
Again, just a handful of singles made. German collectors should be aware their 1976 7″ “15 anni/Lo spazzolino” has been published on Ariola in Germany with a different picture sleeve (17 686 AT).  Don’t miss “Mama Y Mama E”,  the equally interesting flipside of this release in its Italian version, and the French-sung one that appeared on a France-only issued 7″ release on the Arabella label.
“Flirt” sports really hilarious lyrics about two lovers who basically tell each other they only had a no strings attached one night stand: the flirt of the title in a 1978 superb euphemism.
Check out the bass intro and the sudden machine-gun lyrics explosion that gives a great drive to the track. Interestingly enough, even the flipside ain’t that bad.

I Vicini di Casa – Flirt

I Vicini di Casa – Mama y Mama e

 

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Mar
31
2010
5

Special Brigade

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F. Mavelli – Polizia Action Chase Of Blood

F. Mavelli – Bank Heist

F. Mavelli – Overcast Days

3 tracks from Florenza Mavelli’s  2009 electronic hommage to the soundtracks of Italian action films. The sleeve notes illustrate the concept like this:

“Milano 1981. The times are violent and dangerous. Left wing terrorist groups an organized crime is all over the place. Kidnapping, bombing and robbing the city. The last hope is the Special Brigade, an elite police intervention unit.

But it’s not easy being in the Special Brigade… It’s all one big facade.

They are insufficiently trained and casualty rate is high. The missions are doomed to fail, leaving innocent hostages and bystanders wouded or dead.

Jack is one of the few honest brigade officers. While his friends and colleagues die one by one, he is determined to cleanse the city of crime and terror.

When the terrorists take an all-girl boarding school hostage the Special Brigade is called in…

In a fury of violence, nearly all the schoolgirls and Special Brigade members are killed. During the aftermath, Jack is accused of being expressively reckless and is put on forced leave. Without a polite badge, he decides to go on a personal vendetta. He soon finds a strange ally in the old-style mafia boss Scorlenzi, who is also after the terrorists… “

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Mar
20
2010
3

Ruba Ruba

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Don Lurio & Sex Computers – Ruba Ruba (1979)

Sigle della trasmissione televisiva “Come per caso”

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Feb
28
2010
1

Two Heads Are Better Than One

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Cube – Two Heads Are Better Than One

Italy, 1982. In the picture, two sassy signorinas from the Amnesia club of Milan, filled with fashionistas, models, punks and punkettes, rich girls, and boys in Armani, Armani and Armani. The Amnesia was one of the flashiest venues to try out the emerging italo tracks( and not to be confused with the place of the same name in Milan now).

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Feb
25
2010
2

Grendizer Themes

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The Italian theme of an old Japanese anime from the mid 70s called Grendizer (aka UFOロボ·グレンダイザー, Grandizer, Goldrake, and Goldorak.)

Not really groundbreaking in any way – but well produced, the Atlas UFO Robot LP appears to be in high demand though, for some odd reasons.

Actarus – Shooting Star (1978)

Actarus – Vega (1978)

According to Tempera and Albertelli, they were asked in January 1978 by a RAI executive to write the theme songs for a new program for kids: a Japanese cartoon (i.e. Grendizer). They were given no information about the story, but they could see some scenes of the anime in Japanese some days later and understood more or less it was about a “good” robot fighting against some “bad” space invaders. This was enough for Albertelli to write the – somehow surreal – lyrics of “Ufo Robot” and “Shooting Star” (which originally was intended by the authors to be the song for the initial credits, but was refused by RAI executives for the role so becoming the ending theme), while Tempera involved Tavolazzi in the music writing process and thought to musical themes that could be played by an orchestra and sung by everybody so avoiding solo parts (a big novelty in Italian songwriting for theme songs, particularly referring to programs for kids). The whole writing and recording process of both two first theme songs lasted circa one month.

Excerpt courtesy of Goldotriomphe.

For comparison purposes, here’s an alternate disco-ified version of the Grendizer theme, especially made for the French-speaking Canadian market:

Michel Smith – Disco Goldorak (Vocal) (1980)

The sole credits of this second-rate theme are the rarity of the record on the market.

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Feb
09
2010
4

Trider G7

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I Superobots – Trider G7 (1981)

The Italian theme of a gigantic-transformable-robot-against-evil-aliens-who-want-to-invade-earth cartoon series.

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Feb
08
2010
1
Jan
29
2010
0

Aria Di Fiesta

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Michela Miti – Aria Di Festa (1982)

For sure it’s no great shakes, but, step by step, the number of singing 70s/80s Italian erotic models collected in those pages grows.

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Jan
27
2010
1

Musica Spaziale

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Patrizia Pellegrino – Musica Spaziale (1982)

Everything in this record will speak to the heart of Space Disco enthusiasts. It’s just far too short: three and a half minutes only!

Thanks to the unknown contributor who has recently added the Automaticamore track to the radio database: it’s so much appreciated…

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Jan
05
2010
1

Show Show Show

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Marina Marfoglia – Show Show Show (1978)

Sigla della trasmissione TV: GBR

There are now quite a few girlies of this kind featured in these pages. Maybe it’s time to augment the tag list with something like “Italian erotic model turned singer” – or perhaps even “jussi’s protegees” or “the ‘overfitting’ stable” 😉 (more…)

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Oct
03
2009
1

Boing Boing

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Jasmine – Boing Boing (1981)

Just plain goofy, I sometimes wonder who might buy this.. (well, I did actually :))

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Mar
14
2009
0
Mar
01
2009
4

Disco Tic

An alternative version of Lazer – Windsurfing (see here) and this time sung in Italian. In fact, this rendition appears to be the original version – or draft.

Nothing really outstanding about this specific song, and, as a matter of fact, the voice almost ruins the great instrumental.

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Stefania Rotolo,
trying to convince us to forgive her about this horrible singing.

Stefania Rotolo – Disco Tic (1979)

Stick with the newer edition, unless maybe you’re some kind of an Italian Disco fetishist yourself. (more…)

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Dec
25
2008
0

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