دنیا میں جو قومیں ہوتی ہیں سر1978 خرو
اعلانیہ ہی وہ غلطیاں قبول کرتی ہیں
حکومتی ایجنٹ وکچھ ہماری تنظیمیں
We would very much like to arrange a party at one of the most iconic townhouses in New York, the Paul Rudolph-designed building at 101 East 63 Street. In 1974 the property was bought by American fashion designer Halston who turned it into a playground for the likes of Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, all sorts of fashionistas and rentboys and Liza Minnelli.
It would be fitting to start the event with music illustrating the early years of the decadent N.Y disco scene, first with fast beats and tracks with luxurious orchestration. Then, during Bolly and hors d’oeuvers, we could play something more relaxed. The fast section contains the great, very long half-instrumental version of the often injustly ignored Claudja Barry tune “Why Must A Girl Like Me”.
The house is currently for sale. The price is 40 million dollars.
The title has absolutely nothing to do with combustible herbage says Steve Cropper. It was just named after a cat called Green Onions, whose moves inspired the riff. Google for more explanations or just let the slowed down voice of Nina nourish your imagination.
It almost sounds like the name of a whisky, but it isn’t. Instead, coming in at the very end of an era (perhaps a bit overdue), is a nice, breezy piece of disco by Swedish Anders Glenmark and his uncle Bruno. At the time, both had long since paid their dues, in and around the career of ABBA, but I hope they will also be remembered for this one.
Lift those glasses high and take in the magnificent view from Skåne riviera.
“We became addicted to disco. We went to the Toilet. We went to Crisco’s. These were the places. Toilet, Crisco’s, the Vault, the Mineshaft, the Anvil. Mineshaft had tubs where people would defecate into the tubs with men in them, and there were levels of, like, Dante’s Inferno. So you went lower and lower, and some men wore masks because they were doing such terrible sex acts they wanted no one to see their faces.
Once, friends of mine were getting married, and I remember I went to the temple and the rabbis were all blessing the people, and I couldn’t go right in because I had to check my face for pubic hairs.” – Flaunt magazine.
Yes, Manhattan was great in 1976 when Michael Holm (real name Lothar Bernhard Walter) realesed his Zwei Gesichter album.
Everyone in Poland knows all about Anna Jantar so it’s about time the rest of the world gets hip to her too. Here are two of the top tunes from the last album she made, recorded in 1979 before her death in a plane crash. Thanks to Weronica Banaszek and Adrian Lindéz for giving me the wax.
The veil between the living and the dead is thinnest at Samhain, the original Halloween when hills ran red with the blood of children and animals. Here now are dark and depressing dance songs to put you into that original spirit for the coming night, music about the living dead, pestilence, drugs, despair and madness. First up is naturally Diamanda Galas herself whose works include recordings The Litanies of Satan and The Divine Punishment, as well as the book The Shit of God, published in 1996.
McKinleys was another famous Danish “boy” group, which, like Mabel, experimented with the disco sound during the late 70’s/early 80’s. Particularly their album “Robin Hood”, where “Happy Music” can be found, features some really nice production and songwriting skills. The drummer and singer of McKinleys, Ivan Pedersen, later became the male half of the 80’s pop duo Laban.
Relaxing and down to earth casino-disco, for when hitting the big games in Vegas, Cyprus or…well, Monaco. It may or may not have been in heavy roatation along the riviera at the time of its release, but in any case its not late to give it another spin on the wheel.
Number two includes the 101 Strings disco version of Maleguena, a huge dose of extravagance – think exotic romanticism of Andalucia, fine wines, strong haschisch and Rossy De Palma.
For easier access and due to the length of the tracks the mix is divided into 3 parts.
Morocco’s first and only entry in the Eurovision contest. The song finished in penultimate place. Supposedly, king Hassan II got so pissed off by this he decreed Morocco wouldn’t compete again in subsequent editions. Only such a good song to piss off a king.
“I’ d like to go to another planet, which i might live long enough to accomplish. Just get on a spaceship and go. But not the moon. I don’t see any flowers there. The moon is too close. I want to go further.” Shirley MacLaine
Track is “Quattro Lune” (literally “Four Moons”), by Antonella Forte, A-side of a 7″ issued in 1981 by italian label Drums Edizioni Musicali. Lyrics are a funny mix of glamourness and fascination with space. Lipstick on, look at the mirror, and transfer your body in space dust.