Yan Tregger – Carry On (1978)
Both the Bimbo Jet version and this one, the instrumental disco version on Salsoul, were massive all over New York in 1974-75. Ken Cayre was one of the three Cayre brothers who founded the label.
The Wallace Collection is a prestigious art museum in England. That fact obviously compelled the Belgian makers of this 1981 album to really think about the cover. The music itself is fittingly regal, with grand movements composed according to the sonata principle.
Progressive/kraut rock track with seriously funky elements (due to it being a Billy Boy Arnold cover), made by some of the top studio musicians of Germany at the time. This one could go down equally well with both discofreaks and bikers. Or maybe I just wish it would.
The forgettable 1977 movie Joyride, starring Robert Carradine, has a pretty horrible main soundtrack by ELO. However, it also contains one high octane gem that can drive the dance floor crazy with a bit of timing. Trust me, I’ve tried it.
Playing for petrol heads, rock freaks and disco hipsters? If you dare to try and have the timing spot on, you can get them all riding high with this one and nobody bothers to point out that they hated it long before it was passé.
First time I heard this I felt unreal warmth and consolation. A tune so amazingly good it feels like you could program your dreams into desired directions. It’s impossible to think that I could ever loose that connection with this tune, even though I’ve heard it about 3214 times (Yugoslavia, 1978).