You can only hope one hit wonder Francesco Sartini showed up at his date with this wonderful Moto Guzzi 254 from late ’70s, around the time the track itself was produced.
A bit like angst-ridden Rainer Werner Fassbinder melodramas in sonic form, wallowing artistically in shame, betrayal, lust and deepest possible despair.
This Sandra is of course not the Sandra of the Arabesque fame. The record was made in 1979.
Two rousing themes from legendary, long running Japanese television series スーパー戦隊シリーズ Sūpā Sentai Shirīzu, or Super Sentai series in English. The adventures of the heroic seven were produced by the equally legendary Toei studios, who shamefully later sold the concept to the Marvel Company, rubbish merchants hell-bent on reducing everyone to the intellectual level of a suburban American 13-year old boy. Naturally, the resulting new Power Rangers had none of the charm of the original.
All hail The Divine One, played by none other than Laura Gemser, and to Christan Anders who wrote and sang the theme song for the film, known as Die Todesgöttin des Liebescamps (Death Goddess of Love Camp), Divine Emanuelle or simply Love Camp. And get this: herr Anders not only also wrote and directed the whole thing, he co-stars in it as well!
The film has everything except a character actually called Emanuelle. There are frenzied dance displays to wild 70s style disco music on a Greek island, rampant nudity, endless soft core groping sessions, violence, amazing hairdos and huge amounts of totally crazed dialoque. The Divine One is a sight to behold, a flaming creature who rules the hippie members of a sex cult with an iron hand – anyone not embracing her free love ideology is subjected to vicious whippings, or bluntly put to death. And the title theme! Oscars for best soundtrack songs have been given to lesser entries, that’s for sure.
A few days ago I spotted a leaking hydraulic pipe in my car. Naturally my first reaction was that all things come to an end and my beloved magic carpet would be dead forever. Thankfully cigarettes, alcohol and happy people encouraged me to fix it. It was sort of fun to wallow in LHM-fluids under the car in order to attach a replacement pipe to the system. Now the road is open again! So, where next? Maybe to spot some castle ruins or abandoned buildings in the forest. As much as I love road tripping, I’d really really love to try cycling again (a motivation deprivation after all those years with bad knees and still bad knees). Everything is such addictive fun with bicycles. For example as a child I remember riding through the sheets. Unfortunately there’s no picture to prove it, but it did happen… maybe once, until it was forbidden as about anything that was fun. That’s why you have to settle for a still from Vera Chytilovás Ovoce stromu rajských jíme (Fruit of Paradise). Soundscape from a classic Biddu 45 played at wrong speed.
The return of New Japan Pro-Wrestling Super Fighter 2! We got the theme for formidable Abdullah The Butcher, plus some more Killer Khan who got posted here some years back, as part of an unknown Hong Kong ost. The music is credited to The Fighting Spirits Orchestra.
Nights are gradually getting darker and the nightly trips to the nearest lakes feel much more dreamy. My favourite swimming spot is located about one hour drive from Turku. The road includes a short highway passage and twisty floating roads in the forest. Here are a few grooves tested on those roads. Some already approved on the dance floor too.
From romantic steam locomotives of old to the sleek bullet trains of today, travelling by train still holds a certain romanticism and excitement. A train is the ideal environment for an illicit encounter, or for commiting a crime. A closed society that is relatively isolated for certain periods of time. Think of all the possibilities: private and semi-private compartments, sleeping cars, baggage cars, dining area, public cars and lounges to stage action in. For a quickie, a toilet. There are borders to be crossed, exotic cities to reach, dangerous and elegant trestles to cross…
This tune is another unmissable item for train enthusiasts worldwide.