Feb
08
2011
0

Still On The Road

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Tornado – Still On The Road

Fast, Furious and French. Talking about the music of course. Having once owned a Citroen I wish they could manufacture good cars as well.

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Feb
08
2011
2

Helm’s Deep

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Aragorn Ballroom Orchestra – Helm’s Deep

Nobody should promote anything to do with The Simpsons, the Twilight series or worst of all, the awful Lord Of The Rings franchise. Let’s make an exception just this once as the above 1978 tune from American Fantasy label has an interesting dark feel to it.

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Feb
07
2011
8

Green Line

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Omni – Green Line (1980)

Sigla del programma TV “Agricoltura Domani”. Written by one half of the almighty Automat.

Yep, it’s that short. It’s not a sample, but the full track indeed. I really wanted to extend it but never had the time to do it. I’ve enclosed the Flac within the post, hoping someone might want to edit it and post his results here.

Omni – Green Line [FLAC]

No it’s not, see comments for the long Flac

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Feb
07
2011
0

Zárlíš

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Discobolos – Zárlíš (1978)

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Feb
05
2011
4

Sven Grünberg (“The Dead Mountaineer Hotel” OST)

Euphoric space-rock theme of Estonian electronic musician Sven Grünberg (in nowadays he is a director of Buddhism Institute in Tallinn).

This film (1979, Tallinn-film, Estonia) is based on sci-fi novel of Strugatsky brothers (soviet writers duo) and primarily curious as an example of estonian representation of west-europian capitalistic life-style: cosmic music, scandinavian interiors, bald-headed women-robots and, well… of course, sex.

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Feb
05
2011
2

Kirka

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Kirka – Igor

Kirka sings how he gets beaten and kicked around, and then his master puts a dog collar around his neck, chains him and makes him watch as he goes to see a woman.

Kudos to dj Anssi for pointing out this kinky&funky Finnish tune from the soundtrack of the socially conscious (oh, sure!) film “69”.

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Feb
03
2011
3

Russians Got Groove

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First of all I’d like to notify Americans of this disturbing picture: it was created and published in USA, not in USSR. The picture illustrates a curious community “Russians Got Groove” at Soundcloud, dedicated to “Groovy tracks, re-edits and remixes from Soviet Union’s dance and club scene”.

[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/groups/russians-got-groove[/soundcloud]

Let’s look inside. (more…)

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Jan
31
2011
10

Taxi Driver mix

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Jussi Kantonen – Taxi Driver mix

The report to the commissioner states that taxi driver Travis Bickle and Iris, the teenage prostitute he was trying to save from her pimp, went disco dancing on several nights prior to the shootings on Lower East Side. Travis Bickle or Iris were not available for comment, but according to a friend of hers, she liked to frequent clubs like Infinity and Boombamakaoo.

As documented in Vince Aletti’s book The Disco Files the programming was quite surprisingly eclectic in New York in 1976. Iris and Travis could have been doing the latin hustle to salsaesque tracks (Ruis Ortiz: Hot Blood, the opening cut of the mix) along with Salsoul-style orchestral titles (Night Journey by Doc Severinsen which follows the Ortiz track, Darkness by The Zacar Orchestra, All I’ve Got by Astrud Gilberto, among others), pracing up and down wildly to eurodisco (Disco Do Brazil by Paolo, Desperado by Sgt. Cracker’s Band etc), as well as oscillating free form to fast tempo jazz disco like Sugar Free by Hank Crawford. Travis can’t have been much of a dancer, though.

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Jan
30
2011
2

Symphony From The New World

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Witchcraft – Symphony From The New World pt 2

Germany 1977. This is what the New World could well sound like. Command units with fifth generation-strong bass, seamless transition, deep voices resonating with sexual promise/menace, violins courtesy of The Munich Symphony Orchestra, and girl choruses streaking across the sky at the end of each night.

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Jan
30
2011
0

Love Ship

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Bimbo Jet – Love Ship

Bimbo Jet – Love To Love

Hi-gloss Voyage-style French disco cuts from producer Laurent Rossi, 1978.

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Jan
28
2011
1

Concours Des Pretendants Edit

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Penelope – Concours Des Pretendants edit

Lights cascade from the ceiling, oversized mirrors, Dom Perignon, dance till you drop knowing you look good falling down. Dj Jerry Bonham whips an obscure little French tune into gorgeous supermodel shape.

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Jan
26
2011
0

Chocolate

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MML – Chocolate

Japan 1979. This track oozes sleaze like a drag queen in heat.

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Jan
23
2011
1

Argo

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Argo – 1

Argo – 2

Argo – 3

Argo – 4

Enigmatic disco configurations from 1980, made in Lithuania.

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Jan
23
2011
1

Tähtien Taa

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Fredi Tänään – Tähtien Taa (197?)

Or how to combine Space Disco, Schlager, Spanish guitar, and Finnish language, with mixed results.

Let alone the heavy use of flanger all over the place.

Check the other Finnish anthem based on the same recipe (minus the guitar), Auringonmaa. However Auringonmaa is much, much better IMO.

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Jan
20
2011
2

An Evening In Paris (Decadancing)

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Clabbe – An Evening In Paris (Decadancing)

La Decadanse involved rubbing the man’s crotch against his partner’s backside in time with the music. These moves were popularised by Jane & Serge in 1971 with a great slow track of the same name. In 1979 Claes af Geijerstam aka Clabbe from Sweden discovered a catchy Bollywood disco tune and turned it into An Evening In Paris (Decadancing), with ott camp lyrics and a hysterical vocal delivery. A largely undiscovered gem ready for recycling.

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Jan
20
2011
5

Benihana

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Marilyn Chambers – Benihana

Time for a disco classic. “Benihana” from 1977 is by Michael Zager of “Let’s All Chant” fame , featuring an actress who had earlier made way for the short lived porno chic period when it was believed that soon mainstream films would be presenting no holds barred hardcore sex sequences. Apart from performing in adult films like “Behind The Green Door” Marilyn also starred in David Cronenberg’s “Rabid”. For your education, we had to skip the main melodic part of the song in order to present the final segment from the 12″ that highlights the real talents of the star.

Benihana is the name of a chain of Japanese restaurants in the USA. Somebody explain what this has to do with the record.

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Jan
19
2011
1

Simon Templar

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Indiana – Simon Templar (1982)

The end title of the Italian-dubbed 70s sequel of The Saint “Il ritorno di Simon Templar” on Canale 5.

Kudos to Discotruper. A whole new batch of tunes soon available on the webradio.

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Jan
18
2011
2

Ekstasis

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Crash – Ekstasis

Italian hippie disco from 1976. The guy at the back is carrying what looks like the biggest joint in history.

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Jan
18
2011
3

The Last Day

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Saint Preux – The Last Day

A 1979 Bernard Estardy/Continental Wave-style prog disco experiment from France.

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Jan
17
2011
7

Io Es

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Thanks to Discotruper & Javier.

It appears everybody’s super friend Vince Tempera is involved in the making of the record, my guess is that he does the keyboard wizardy part.

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