Mar
05
2012
3

Tomorrow’s gonna be better than yesterday!

What’s going on?
A. Celebrating of the election victory.
B. Opposition’s rally after the end of election.
C. Disco in the Moscow streets during 1980 Summer Olympics.

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags: ,
Feb
28
2012
4

Nuovo Sistema

discochicken

An obscure Vince Tempera arranged release, written by that devil writer that is Cristiano Malgioglio and from that Pandora’s box that is 1977. Yes, another chicken-themed song blatantly written under-the-influence! When asked about this, he said he couldn’t remember anything about it, of course he did, but was clearly too ashamed someone still remembered this. Anyways, I have a soft spot for this track, particularly when the choirs go “Disco Salsa-Disco Co-Co”. WTF? tag clearly deserved, needless to say.

Nuovo Sistema – Co co co

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags: , , , , ,
Feb
15
2012
2

Biba – Istanbul

bibainstanbul

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

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags: , , , ,
Feb
12
2012
4

Disco Laser

The title contained the words ‘disco’ and ‘laser’, the cover sleeve was hideous, it was released on a Belgian record label, it had everything to make it a serious winner, I even thought it could be as good as Waylon – Crème de le crème (silly me.)

The reality is: it’s just bad… REALLLLY bad.

So just pretend it never existed.

Rony Emanuel – Disco Laser (1980)

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags: , ,
Jan
17
2012
1

Classe Unica

dreamcatcher

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!

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags: , , ,
Jan
09
2012
1

La Renault 9

Macadam Star – La Renault 9 (1982)

Promotional record for the launch of the Renault “is it a car or a joke?” 9.

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags: , , ,
Jan
05
2012
9

Fourth Birthday Report – The 12-hour-long recording is here!

Tada!
If you’ve missed our blog’s birthday party – originally aired on Fri. Dec. 30, or just want to listen to the DJ sets once more, the recordings of the 12-hour Disco marathon night are now available for download.

As usual, we’d like to wholeheartedly thank the DJs who accepted the invitation, and, of course, all the radio listeners, who, we hope, enjoyed this night as much as we did.

Note: Please, favour the torrents over the direct links if you can.

In order of appearance:

00 [Jingle] Direct link
Torrent
01 Mark Boon Direct link
Torrent
02 Chris Kontos Direct link
Torrent
03 Carlo Simula Direct link
Torrent
04 Jussi Kantonen Direct link
Torrent
05 spAceLex Direct link
Torrent
06 Loud-E Direct link
Torrent
07 okay_awright Direct link
Torrent
08 Spaziale Direct link
Torrent
09 Casionova Direct link
Torrent
10 The Robot Scientists Direct link
Torrent
11 Rob’n’Zoopsie Direct link
Torrent
12 How_Beezar Direct link
Torrent
13 Mystic Rock Direct link
Torrent

Compared to the previous birthday reports, the DJ sets for download are (almost) pristine material, without any of the cosmetic changes or jingles or heavy re-mastering that were added during the original broadcast. No tracklisting this time around, sorry.

P.S. The previous birthday recordings are available here, there, and finally here.

Dec
12
2011
0

U

Chrisma – U (1977)

Démis Roussos’ I Dig You on Ketamine. Sort of.

It’s this band (Amore is such a track), but also that that one.

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags: , ,
Oct
28
2011
0

Wrestler

Naoto Takenaka – Wrestler (1984)

Don’t diss it that much, the chorus is pretty good (seek at +/- 1 minute)

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags: , , ,
Oct
21
2011
1

American Express

Power – American Express

France 1976

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags: , , ,
Oct
19
2011
0

Careful Where You Step

Saga – Careful Where You Step

Dutch prog rockers go (sort-of) disco in 1980. Hear B-side Compromise on the Notteke mix a few posts below.

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags:
Oct
08
2011
1
Oct
03
2011
0

Black Heart

Barigozzi Group – Black Heart

Deeply unreconstructed beats for the time of the party when things start to get out of control.

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags: , ,
Sep
21
2011
2

Top of the Pops mix


 

Jussi Kantonen – Top of the pops mix

 
Long time no mix and it’ll take a few days more till I get around making one, as my mixer broke. Got a new Numark but turned out they had stuffed a wrong, inferior model into the box. Meanwhile, re-discovered an old recording of mine from years ago, filled with stuff now obviously familiar to most. A sort of sing-along, top-of-the-pops kind of thing with faves like Cerrone and Daisy Daze. A bit of Planet O could sound inspiring again, like while doing the laundry?

Written by:   | Filed in: Selection | Tags: , ,
Sep
06
2011
2

Extra

sciarada_per_4_spie_lino_ventura_jacques_deray_003_jpg_dufd

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

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags: , ,
Sep
04
2011
4

Culto De Amor


Grupo C – Culto de Amor
Whatever this is, it’s strong and it’s from Venezuela. Have a toke. Also, look out for the full track in an upcoming mix, out as soon as I get new equipment – maybe a Stanton, ok?

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags:
Aug
21
2011
0

Songs From The Stage

Peter Straker – Alabama Song

Liza Minnelli – Tropical Nights/Bali H’ai

The first track is probably not dance music an sich but it could make for an interesting opener for a dj set. This version of the famous Kurt Weil & Bertolt Brecht tune is covered by a British actor who was also connected to the rock band Queen. The 1977 record was partly produced by Freddie Mercury.

The second contains stuff ripped from a schmaltzy Rogers&Hammerstein musical South Pacific. Tropical Nights/Bali H’ai is the only actual 70’s disco record by Liza, a cabaret girl, stage presence, former substance abuser, Studio 54 regular, daughter of Hollywood legend Judy Garland, close friend of Michael Jackson and other dead celebs like Elizabeth Taylor, and a still active singer. After a relaxed opening section the long cut suddenly lurches foward in tempo, speeding up to a Star Wars-style instrumental part called Bali H’ai. In October 7th 1977 Tropical Nights was one of the top 10 faves for dj Tony Carrasco at the Playground Disco in New York.

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags: , ,
Aug
11
2011
0

Vision

Walter Kubickzek – Vision
Walter Rizzati – Comanche Rock

The track by the first Walter is from the former people’s republic of Czechoslovakia and seems to be dedicated to futuristic achievements of engineering utilizing hybrid technology. The rhythm inspires wild uncontrolled movements while the 2nd cut has a more structured 4/4 disco form.

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags: , ,
Jul
25
2011
0

Ocho Rios


Paul Jabara – Ocho Rios
Ocho Rios Jamaica is where Mama De La Noche, a woman of the night, finally found the man she had been searching for all over the world. This segment illustrates the seduction and the conquest, with legendary Warhol superstar Pat Ast in the role of Mama De la Noche and Paul Jabara playing The Negro. Among the chorus girls, Donna Summer.
After the brief encounter, Mama found herself pregnant and subsequently gave birth to eight female babies. The offspring was immediately stolen due to a devious plan, and the girls scattered into every direction. Eighteen years later, Mama starts looking for Diana (delicious), Donna (divine), Dolly (delivers), Doris (driven), Diva DeBronx (delinquent), Delilah (delovely), Dolores (demented) and Darlene (desperate), all played by Paul Jabara. There is a happy ending.
In the picture, Pat with punk rocker Wendy O. Williams in Tom DeSimone’s WIP (women in prison) classic Reform School Girls (1986).

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags:
Jul
01
2011
0

Tommy Cooper & Supersound Crew


Tommy Cooper And The Supersound Crew – Theme From Airport 75
A Star-studded cast trapped in a plunging airplane… And only a death-defying rescue mission can save them! This superior cover version of the 1974 film theme lures you in with extremely sleazy synths, and fasten your seatbelts for the break.

Written by:   | Filed in: Highlight | Tags: , ,

Webcast powered by Shampoo and Liquidsoap
Weblog powered by WordPress / Theme adapted from TheBuckmaker