Jan
10
2015
2

Emilienne

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Nino Ferrer – Emilienne

Emilienne was based on an already existing novel but no doubt rushed into production in 1974 to cash in on the enormous success of Just Jaeckin’s Emmanuelle. The less lavishly budgeted Guy Casarel film focuses on a concerned-looking forty-something housewife with bourgeous values, her moustachioed sleazebag of a husband and a bisexual hippy chick ready to rock their boat.

The first half of the film proceeds somewhat sluggishly until the director throws in his pièce de resistance, obviously calculated to top the big shocker sequence in Emmanuelle in which a hooker smokes a cigarette with her vagina. Here, Emilienne the housewife, having been introduced to the delights of Sapphic amour, visists a luxurious bordello for lesbians. In a large room a line of completely naked girls are inspected and fingered by chic old dykes in formal outfits in a harshly lit Helmut Newton-style tableau, while Emilienne looks on. Then, one of the prostitutes is ordered to lay down, and a huge Alsatian dog is called by it’s name. What follows is indeed a bit of a jawdropper.

Later on, Emilienne and the husband are stranded on a rainy coast, seeking refuge in the house of an old hag who naturally turns out to be another dyke. Only she has a harem made of blond, decidedly non-model-like women who stare ahead like The Children of The Damned grown up to be rampant lesbians.

In the picture, the Finnish poster for the film.

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Jan
10
2015
0

He’s A Man

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Transatlantic Soul Express – I’m A Man

Transatlantic Soul Express – Sunshine Superman

Transatlantic Soul Express – Let’s Get On

So, Macho’s disco version of I’m A Man wasn’t the first one after all. Here’s a Dutch take from 1975 plus two more cuts from the album.

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Jan
09
2015
0

Take Off ’77 Part II

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Wonder why it doesn’t read 33 rpm + 8% on the label, because then this innocent looking 7″ transforms into a cosmic monster. Apparently models in the picture have found the rare 12″ version.

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Jan
09
2015
0

Paranoid

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Rolf Kuhne – Paranoid

Finally this tune becomes listenable, and danceable.

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Jan
08
2015
0

T-shirt shop close

The t-shirt shop is close due to legal reasons until further notice. Sorry for the inconveniences.

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Jan
06
2015
1

Special message to all who are Disco

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Ben Thomas – Sooleymon

Midnight Movers Unltd – Follow The Wind pt 1.

Face it. You’re no saint so indulge to the max in your vices at least once a year. In the evening of 16th of January A.D. 2015, give in to gluttony, lust and greed and celebrate with us all that is excessive, over-the-top and brilliant in the music we love, for hours and hours. Italo, funk, disco and beyond. Rare tracks and anthems. It’ll all be there to really wallow in, from exotic, sophisticated hothouse flowers to indescribable, sick sonic funghi from hell. From deep powerful vocals by mighty Divas to the flimsiest sighs from young girls who look like they’re sixteen but act like they’re twenty-one. No holds barred. Top tunes from a top lineup. The event will be re-broadcast on the 17th in case it’ll all become too much for you – though of course too much of a good thing is the best thing ever.

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Jan
05
2015
1

Sogno D’Amore

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“Never are voices so beautiful as on a winter’s evening, when dusk almost hides the body, and they seem to issue from nothingness with a note of intimacy seldom heard by day.” Says Virginia Woolf. I prefer summer.

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Jan
04
2015
0

The Fifth Movement

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The Fifth Movement

It was clear Percy Faith’s demonic dance version of “Tubular Bells: The Fifth Movement / The Theme From The Motion Picture The Exorcist” needed relating tracks in front of it for maximum impact, so here’s also some Sky and Birth Control for additional anguish.

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Jan
03
2015
0

Raga In Asia Minor

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Cult track from the second Cybotron long play (Australia, 1978).

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Jan
03
2015
0

Communications Breakdown

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Driver 67 – Communications Breakdown

Despite the title this one from 1978 sounds like something sequeing smoothly in or out of the Tom Dooley Story cowboy disco outrage posted by Carlo a while back.

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Jan
03
2015
0

Mister Disco

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Petula Clark – Mister Disco

Yes, the 1977 track is by THE Petula Clark and no, of course it’s not her posing with Sterling St Jacques, a popular 1970s male model and disco singer himself.

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Jan
03
2015
0

Ooh Uggerdoo

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Revolution System – Ooh Uggerdoo

Another 1972 one to play to the besserwissers claiming it all started with Soul Makossa.

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Dec
31
2014
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Dec
27
2014
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Let Me Love You Tonight

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Vicky Edimo – Let Me Love You Tonight

(1980, Zagora ‎- FR / Mariann ‎- SWE)

Daddy Daft Punk on board, I mean Mr. Vangarde aka Daniel Bangalter is behind this funny production for Victor Edimo. Please don’t say cheesy, it’s a simple song like a marshmallow neither less nor more. And I like it just the way it is… mmm Don’t take it too seriously disco is D.I.S.C.O. SooOo good.

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Dec
25
2014
0

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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What the hell, it’s Christmas, so I’m gonna go all out on the Swedish Cheese. I hope you can forgive me :)

Janne Önnerud & Co. – The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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Dec
25
2014
1

Exodus

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This is a Swedish disco interpretation of Exodus by The Tornadoes, but more specifically, as nixxon pointed out to me, it was inspired by the Biddu version of the song. In my opinion it is also better, or at least more energetic (don’t hate on the sax).

Ingmar Nordström – Exodus

….and it also gets points for having the absolute ugliest and most unlikely cover art for a disco record EVER. Sure you want to see it? Ok, you asked for it:

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Dec
24
2014
0

Discopath

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Did they get the music right in this acclaimed 2013 Canadian hommage to 70s and early 80s slashers? Yes and no. The film opens in 1976 in Montreal-posing-as-New York-convincingly-enough, and in the first club scene, we have Flight ´76 by Walter Murphy. Then, because this is a horror film with a boogey man next in line is the inevitable I’m Your Boogie Man By K&C and the Sunshine Band, big in 1976. Later, when the action switches to Montreal proper of 1980, they’re listening to Plastic Bertrand’s fab Stop Ou Encore (1980) but dancing to Desire by Roni Griffith which wasn’t recorded until 1981.

The mistakes aside, the Renaud Gauthier film itself is a lovingly created and perversely funny neo-exploitation genre film, able to stand on it’s own despite the winks towards Dario Argento, polizzioteschis and school girls-in-peril movies. The acting is suitably over the top, the set designs flawless and the photography spot on with authentic-looking image density and grain. The newly recorded as well as the original 70s incidental music – what is that tune heard in the trailer?- is very good. Also, the film finally delivers what you’ve always wanted to see: sharp, slashed-in-half seven inch disco singles used as a murder weapons, with extremely gory results.

The German dvd has both English and French audio. Get it.

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Dec
24
2014
0

Sex Of The Devil

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Stelvio Cipriani – Il Sesso Del Diavolo

It’s all in the 1971 film Sex of the Devil, everything fans of quality European cinema would possibly want with the exception of the presence of Edwige Fenech. Opulent villas, heavily made-up women in revealing costumes dancing wildly to bongo-driven discothéque music by Stelvio Cipriani (borrowing a bit from In A Gadda Da Vida), gentlemen in flapping shirt collars and tight polyester slacks reclining on sofas, lesbians harbouring pathological mistrust of men, prudish servants with secrets and repressed longings of their own, rampant nudity and images of violent death. Like in all grade A giallos and morbid sex dramas, everybody spends half of the running time casting long meaningful looks at each other from behind glasses of whisky, though in Sex of The Devil J&B was puzzlingly enough not available as a sponsor.

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Dec
22
2014
0

Johnny Lover

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Barbara Potts – Johnny Lover

A J.P Massiera production from 1977, brought to my attention by Marta Montes of Madrid.

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Dec
22
2014
0

Bump The Bach

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Carl Barok – Bump The Bach

A percolating 1975 realese by the man behind the The Blue Nights Of Granada.

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