Feb
28
2012
0

The Pelican Dance

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Obscure Bernard Estardy release originally published in 1973 under the name “The Baronet”. The italian release from 1974 sports a different picture sleeve and a slightly different version of the track, released under moniker “The But”.

The But – The Pelican Dance

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Feb
28
2012
2

Barbara Marchant Family

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From the endless box of tv tunes, here is the sigla of the Italian TV program “Rally”, on the sure shot YEP label.
The cover needs no comment, right?

Barbara Marchand Family – Rally

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Feb
15
2012
2

Biba – Istanbul

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It’s almost carnival time at Overfitting Disco! So what’s better than throwing a party? This is the perfect track for the purpose: camp, way over the top and with an excessive amount of whistles, screeching synths and WTF choirs going on. For sure I couldn’t agree more over the “esplosivo” adjective as stated on the cover. This is the very (rare) first ever Biba single on the tiny italian label Devil from 1979.

Biba – Istanbul

Please go and check out her other ones here and here

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Feb
14
2012
5

Randi – Ritmo

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Well, this 1978 track is not that much my cup of tea, as the vocal part is quite trashy, but the slapped bass is catchy somehow……damn there’s just a terrible cha cha cha ballad on the flipside. Randi has apparently deserved a comfortable place on the piles of dusty forgotten records in vinyl second-hand shops, as I couldn’t find any info on him. So this is my way to pay hommage…..the youtube video got deleted so this post has been updated with the sample taken from the actual record.

Randi – Ritmo

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Feb
14
2012
3

Delia Scala – Invisibile

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Disco digger rule n.1: monster tracks 99% of the times sit on flipsides, and this is the case once again. This is the B side of the “Che Combinazione” single, another legendary TV show sigla from 1979. A slow disco jam with *tremendous* vocoder work, arranged by the immense Puccio Roelens.

Delia Scala – Invisibile

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Feb
14
2012
2

Bimbo e i milionari

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Another italian obscurity that needs to be revealed at this point. This is a semi-unknown parallel project from 1977 of Paolo Zavallone alias El Pasador, here under the moniker Bimbo e i Milionari, which ended up producing this only effort. The a side is a crappy ballad, but the Milionbimbo track – judge by yourself – is a crazy overlooked bomb!

Bimbo e i Milionari – Milionbimbo

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Jan
18
2012
1

Luna – Hallò

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Staying on the track of the prog rock-disco italian connection, Luna was a band formed on 1977 by Danilo Rustici, Joe Amoruso, Dario Franco and Sabatino Romano, born over the ashes of the last reincarnation of a quite successful italian progressive rock group, Osanna.

If their other 1978 single “Iron far”, a spaced out classic of the so-called “cosmic sound”, is quite well known, this is the first of their 3 singles, from 1977

Luna – Hallo

Yes, there is an LP, too. But it’s pretty rare to get a hold of…….Don’t forget to check out “Iron Far

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Jan
17
2012
3

Patrizia Brindani

 

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Hotness alert, as this is one of my ever favourite tracks!
When I played it in my set for the latest OD birthday party this created quite some *panic* among you disco freaks. After all, how many italian bangers from 1977 with a sexy voice whispering titillating sentences are still out there?
This is why I truly love disco, even nowadays you can come across incredible unknown records. I want to imagine Patrizia in the depicted setting, like Miss Bouchet. As far as I know Patrizia’s career was limited to another close-to-impossible to find single under moniker after this one. But is it of any importance if everything here has “italian disco perfection” written all over it, from the titty-twisted sleeve to the moanings?

Patrizia Brindani – Ma Tu

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Jan
17
2012
1

Classe Unica

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I know I know, many of you are wondering “is this really disco”?
Historical facts show that many italian progressive-rock bands active during the late ’70s were intensely fascinated by the disco sound/arrangements, but it was seemingly quite embarassing to show any interest for the Disco movement in public.
Here at Overfitting Disco we actually own *numerous* vinyl evidences proving so far the progressive-rock / disco connection in Italy was absolutely effective. This happened in other countries as well: think about Germany and the disco-influenced Krautrock tunes…….
“Classe Unica” is a band that issued just a handful of singles for a very tiny label, and this is a rare and overlooked gem from 1977, could it be another year? Defo not.
Anyways, despite the glam-rockish taste, please welcome this very “borderline” disco bomb…….

Classe Unica – Augh!

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Jan
17
2012
2

Evelyne Hanack

TAMARINDO-ERBA

The original version of the “Tamarindo” tune, written by Natale Massara and Pino Albertelli in 1977, only appeared as the flipside of Le Streghe’s “Ballerino” 7″ two years later under the name “Tamarindo Bay”. If you are looking for a classic italian disco tune sporting off-key vocals, slapped bass, and synths of course, well, there you go!

Evelyne Hanack – Tamarindo

As often happens with such records, the flipside “Shabalì Shabalà” is a fantasticly purrrring slow disco job, meaow!

Evelyne Hanack – Shabalì shabalà

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Sep
06
2011
3

Marisa Sacchetto

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Italian sexy starlettes, again. Miss Marisa Sacchetto was the playmate for italian Playboy in october 1977, right before issuing her very rare disco album, “It’s a horse of a different colour”. What’s important is that the LP has some super disco gems, like this one, that strangely ended up sitting on a flipside:

Marisa Sacchetto – I love you so

Also, Marisa thought is was not enough, and tried to do some disco again and again, here is a single not on the LP, this time from 1979

Marisa Sacchetto – Hunting for my heart

and its flipside, interesting enough as it’s an english version of a track sung in italian on the LP

Marisa Sacchetto – Golden Sunset

She stopped doing any music in the mid 80s after a bunch of unsuccessful italo-disco-ish singles.

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Sep
06
2011
2

Extra

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Ah, the 70s, every possible strange stuff was allowed in music….in this case to finance drug habits?
Well, this Italian weirdness leaves you a lot of doubts on the subject. This single – issued in pre-disco era but blatantly disco influenced – is a description, in musical form, of all the parts of a…… chicken!
Side A offers such, pretending to reproduce the chicken noise with a guitar, but of course the real deal sits on the flipside. Either case, they sure both deserve the wtf? tag!

Extra – Galinaceus Vulgaris

Extra – Sciarada

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Sep
06
2011
2

Marina Fabbri – Notte di Fuoco

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Italian soubrette department still offers some great pornish disco…lyrics are hilarious and tell us how much hard work was required at the time to chase a man, defeating the female competitors……

Marina Fabbri – Notte di Fuoco

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May
10
2011
4

Ediva – Chiama se puoi

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High italian drama from 1980. Ediva has sure some explosive potential for a re-edit session at the sunset. Again, cheese quanties were massive, so this is speeded up to the very first acceptable speed. Again, this truly deserves the “wtf” tag!

Ediva – Chiama se puoi

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Mar
30
2011
1

Mustafa – Huana Mali He

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One of my most popular obscure records, as well as another musical evidence that 1977 was the greatest year for disco in any country, Italy included.
A great Alberto Mandolesi-Giuseppe Cassia production, that sits on the flipside of the 7″: oriental mind-blowing mesmerizing erotic madness.
Perfect material to let anyone dance to the sickest belly dance ever……….

Mustafa – Huana Mali He

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Mar
30
2011
7

Antirock – D.I.S.C.O.

 

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A 1979 Vangarde/Kluger written and Petrus/Malavasi produced one. Instrumental on the flip sounds like the only way to go.

Antirock – D.I.S.C.O.

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Mar
30
2011
1

Timothy e Luca – Due

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Obscure italian disco masterpiece or total crap that needs to be forgotten as soon as possible? Either way, this 1979 gay-themed track is all about one of the two guys getting horny listening how the other one cheated on him, I’m pretty sure it needs no translation whatsoever. For sure, this is strictly for sleaze experts only.

Timothy & Luca – Due

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Jan
17
2011
7

Io Es

fdsie-86116681Feliciana Di S. – Io Es (1979)

Thanks to Discotruper & Javier.

It appears everybody’s super friend Vince Tempera is involved in the making of the record, my guess is that he does the keyboard wizardy part.

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Jan
17
2011
1

Scaldami

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Fiorella Mannoia – Scaldami (1978)

Thanks to Discotruper

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Jan
14
2011
0

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