Nov
11
2015
0

Ciao Ciao (instrumental)

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Vita Romana – Ciao Ciao (instrumental)

Ah, Rome, you old whore! Here’s a hymn for your sagging but still alluring charms from 1976, made in France.

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Nov
09
2015
1

A Maganyos Farkas

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Gyorgy Korda – A Magányos Farkas

 

With last post, we seem to have opened a spring of melted cheese(yness). It keeps pouring, (un)fortunately.

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Nov
09
2015
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Lunaparke

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Viktoras Malinauskas – Lunaparke

Could it be the Moon Theme Park, whose ‘Crater’ rollercoaster many’ve been eager to ride on?

Cheesy, but you would.

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Nov
09
2015
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Green Onions

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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.

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Nov
09
2015
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Nov
08
2015
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Glendisco

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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.

Glendisco – ICU2

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Nov
06
2015
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Diabolo

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Cech Schlagerstar Helena Vondrackova delivers this slow motion bullet in 1978

 

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Nov
06
2015
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Manhattan

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Michael Holm – Manhattan

“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.

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Nov
06
2015
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Super Max-B

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Max-B – Super Max-B

1979 track is a medley of hits by the mighty Max, including Bananaticocó.

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Oct
30
2015
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Nic Nie Może Wiecznie Trwać

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Anna Jantar – Nic Nie Może Wiecznie Trwać

Anna Jantar – Do Żony Wróć

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.

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Oct
30
2015
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Oct
30
2015
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Halloween

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Halloween

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.

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Oct
29
2015
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Happy Music

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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.

McKinleys – Happy music

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Oct
29
2015
1

Earthy

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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.

Monaco – Earthy

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Oct
19
2015
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Big ones

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Pt 1.

Pt 2.

Pt 3

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.

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Oct
18
2015
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Bitakat Hob

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Samira Bensaid – Bitakat Hob

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.

 

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Oct
16
2015
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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
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Special Ero

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Best enjoyed with cheap brandy and expensive tobacco.

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Oct
14
2015
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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
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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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