Oct
16
2015
0

QUATTRO LUNE

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“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.

Antonella Forte – Quattro Lune

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Oct
14
2015
0

Special Ero

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Best enjoyed with cheap brandy and expensive tobacco.

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Oct
14
2015
0

Free Again

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Mandy – Free Again

“Richtig – Barbara Streisand und Vicky Leandros haben diesen Titel schon auf-genommen, doch MANDY’s Version ist die erste discothekengerechte Version.” in:fo 3/79

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Oct
14
2015
0

It’s My Party

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Karla Jayne & The Boogie Man Orchestra – It’s My Party

We don’t usually go for slick sounding American disco productions at Overfitting Disco but this 1975 version of the sixties Lesley Gore classic may be strong enough to cause mass hysteria in teenage girls and outbreaks of Tourette syndrome in others, so it cannot be overlooked. The vocalist later became Karla DeVito, a big name in the music business putting out rock albums and hanging out with Andrew Lloyd Webber. The song was also covered by Amy Winehouse but of course that woman could never top either the original or this fabulous seventies disco take.

Here are the lyrics so you can sing along and act out the drama:
It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
You would cry too, if it happened to you

Nobody knows where my Johnny has gone
But Judy left the same time
Why was he holding her hand
When he’s supposed to be mine?

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
You would cry too, if it happened to you

Play all my records, keep dancing all night
But leave me alone for awhile
Till Johnny’s dancing with me
I’ve got no reason to smile

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
You would cry too, if it happened to you

Judy and Johnny just walked through the door
Like a queen with her king
Oh, what a birthday surprise
Judy’s wearing his ring

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
You would cry too, if it happened to you

Oh, it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
Cry if I want to
You would cry too, if it happened to you

Oh, it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.

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Oct
14
2015
0

The Ray’s Tender Touch

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Argo – The Ray’s Tender Touch

Soviet Union topographical acoustic engineer Arseny Avraamov proposed to build powerful electro-acoustic systems that could be installed on aeroplanes, so that vast areas of land could be covered with sound.
This 1983 track by Lithuanian group Argo – here at 45 rpm – would have made for a perfect tune to force everyone to dance, from Irkutsk to the collective farms outside Vilnus. If they say you party, you party!

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Oct
12
2015
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Hit Machine (UK)

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Hit Machine – Hit Machine

No relation to the Kyohei Tsutsumi And His 585 Band album apart from the year of release, 1976. This one is British and the b-side of a boring tune called Would You Dance.

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Oct
12
2015
0

Mia Martini

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Mia Martini – Corazon

Mia may not have been too well known outside Italy but her 15 minutes of widespread fame arrived in 1977 when she took part in the Eurovision contest. One year after that she felt compelled to flash her assets in Playboy Italia, following the example of most female singers in her country around that time.

This 1974 track is a rare one, not listed in most databases at all.

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Oct
10
2015
0

Disco From A Space Show

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“Free them

Free yourself

Help to free me

Free us

DANCE”

– Diane di Prima, Revolutionary Letters.

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Oct
09
2015
0

Иоане, Иоане

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Kontemporan – ioane, ioane

 

1983, they were Kontemporan.

2015, this is yet contemporary.

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Oct
07
2015
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City Beast

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Sweet Exorcist – City Beast

More from the 1977 French album realesed in Japan only.

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Oct
07
2015
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The Variety Orchestra of the Bulgarian Radio

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The Variety Orchestra of The Bulgarian Radio – Everlasting Love

The one person who made it all possible for the Bulgarian jazz funk scene is Dr. Emil Iliev, also a well known dermatologist and acupuncturist.

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Oct
04
2015
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Love Queen on Ketamine

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Barbarella – Queen of Love

Queen of Love by Barbarella (aka Eva Mango) was always interesting but try the 1980 track slowed down as if on horse tranquilizer.

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Oct
03
2015
0

Nova

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Janda & Köberl – Nova

1982 Austrian library track gradually shifts attention to emerging italoesque elements.

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Oct
03
2015
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Les Feuilles Mortes

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Jon-Wite Group – Autumn Leaves

A 1975 disco version of Autumn Leaves – another one of them – doesn’t groan under deep melancholia.

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Oct
03
2015
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Jesahel – more of her

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Paul Mauriat – Jesahel

Yesterday’s youthful revolutionaries turn to today’s businessmen – but not always. Occasionally, Paul did the opposite.

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Sep
30
2015
0

Лето без тебя как зима (1979)

From what I could understand, back in 1979, Mother Russia decided to eulogize some of its major architectonic achievements through some funky disco tunes in a small konzert-film. Mikhail Boyarskiy and some friends constituted the guest appearance. One of the sweet soft disco tunes involved concerned Mikhail cruising around some beautifully desertic architectonic landscapes. What the song is about, I really couldn’t tell, but this guy sure is a  stylish motherfunker.

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Sep
29
2015
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Devil Dance

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Quilty pleasure from Germany, 1978.

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Sep
29
2015
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Soul Dontac

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Valentine Kaneko – b-side

Valentine Kaneko – Soul Dontac

The Soul Dontac is a Japanese disco dance – the flip of the sleeve of the 7″ has a tiny illustration of a simple series of moves: step back with your right foot, step back with your left foot, step to the right side with the right, step to the right side with the left, shake your hips, jump into the start position. To make sure you get it right there’s also something like 1400 words on how to perform the thing. It’s highly unlikely that anyone ever did the Soul Dontac in public, though.

The real action is once again on the b-side.

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Sep
28
2015
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Sep
25
2015
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NIGERIAN WIN-WIN

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1980: Nigeria won the African Cup of Nations, in Nigeria; in Nigeria, we won the ‘Viva Disco’ LP.

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