Jan
28
2017
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Midnight Shuffle

Keiko Project is a project of Keiko Doi.

She is a jazz pianist and a member of “COSMOS”.

Recently she is know as Keiko Matsui.

Her husband is Kazu Matsui, a player of SHAKUHACHI.

This song is included in “COMPOSITIONS”.

Keiko Project – Midnight Shuffle

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Jan
28
2017
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Carnaval

“Carnaval” is a title track of her 4th LP.

Unfortunately her 3rd LP “Mignonne” did not get a commercial success.

After two years silence she came back with this “Carnaval”.

This LP is produced by Kenichi Makimura, who is one of the most important producers in Japan.

“Carnaval” is composed and arranged by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

He is well known for the movie “Last Emperor”.

She loved Sparks and The Buggles then, and we can find these tastes in this song.

Taeko Onuki – Carnaval

 

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Jan
26
2017
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Zeck-zoff, Trouble En Masse

Juckreiz means itching in  English.

They are active in the era of Neuen Deutsche Welle.

This song is included in the compilation LP “Atemlos – Disco Non Stop”.

Juckreiz – Zeck-zoff, Trouble En Masse

 

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Jan
26
2017
0

Garasu Bari No Elevator

Hiromi Go is one of the most famous singers in Japan.

“Garasu Bari No Elevator (in English it means Glazed Elevator)” is included in LP “HIROMIC WORLD”

All songs are composed by Kyohei Tsutsumi, who is the most influential songwriter in Japan.

All lyrics are written by Yumi Arai.

Those were the days when popular music in Japan changed their styles to more adult oriented ones.

Hiromi Go – Garasu Bari No Elevator

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Jan
26
2017
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Ain’t We Funkin’ Now

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Tropico is a group arranged and conducted by Chikara Ueda.

This is a cover version of Brothers Johnson’s “Ain’t We Funkin’ Now”.

Tropico – Ain’t We Funkin’ Now

Tropico – Ain’t We Funkin’ Now (PAPAPA chorus)

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Jan
26
2017
0

Sørøversangen

Sebastian – Sørøversangen

Sørøversangen which means the Pirate song is from the danish translation of The Treasure Island “Skatteøen” Written and composed by Sebastian. This particular song is not the official version but from a Demo LP from Sebastian, released in 1990. Though i find Sebastian to be one of the finest songwriters from our little kingdom, this LP stands even further out for me since a lot of the songs which are commonly known is presented on a much more primitive way. Many of them with synth and drummachines. There’s some really great finds on this album and i thank my friend Kim for finding it to me! I raise my hand in the air and sing out loud “15 mand på en død mands kiste. Hey hoo og en hel flaske rom!” meaning “15 men on a dead mans coffin. Hey hoo and bottle full of Rum”

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Jan
26
2017
0

Eastern Doping

Way back in kindergarden, we were painting Misha, the mascot of ’80 Moscow Olympic Summer Games. I was allowed to finish mine at home, resulting in next days total disbelief of my nurse in my deepest affirmation I was helped by nobody. Nothing changed over the years, still the misjudged mastermind (or slick cheater?). Here is Italy’s homage to our furry friend.

Gli amici di Misha – Amico Misha

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Jan
26
2017
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Malvina and Veronika

Malvina & Veronika – Lazka Je Haluzka Ceresnova Opplavaj, Odid, Odcestuj

Off a 1977 album from Czechoslovakia containing two sides of medleys, with announcements and spoken engouragement typical of east block records of the era. The music is mostly horrific polkas but there are a couple of fine passages courtesy of Malvina and Veronika.

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Jan
25
2017
0

Eroticus

Claude Cédric – Eroticus

Instead of the expected moody seduction piece suggested by the title Monsieur Cédric delivers a fast zipping instrumental from 1978, with a flute and lots of Joie de Pénétrer.

Talking of which, now that we’re about to be bored by the ads to the sequel to the Fifty Shades of Grey film and seeing the book it is based on in shop windows everywhere, it’s time to revisit a sequel that’s genuinely stirring. Recently out on Corgi Books is the part deux of Pauline Réage’s – real name Anne Desclos – erotic classic The Story of O. Called “a pornographic book without a trace of obscenity” by Graham Greene and “a deeply moral homily” by J.G.Ballard, the first novel is an intricate fable with alternative beginnings and endings and an alluring air of stylistic abstraction.

The follow-up is called Return to the Chateau, originally published in 1969 as Retour á Roissy. Shorter but just as elegantly perverse as The Story of O, Return to the Chateau is a must-read for anyone into quality underground fiction with a bite. Here O accepts to be taken back to the luxurious castle she was trained in, again to submit to the sexual whims of a well heeled cast of libertines, including Sir Stephen and the very cruel lesbian Anne-Marie from part one. “O was surprised at how happy she was to find herself once again ensconced in the tight-fitting black corset. She had obeyed and inhaled deeply when Anne-Marie had to her to, while Monique tightened the laces. The corset came up to beneath her breasts, which an unobtrusive vertical stay kept separated and a narrow horizontal stay supported so firmly that they were projected foward, and seemed all the more fragile and free.

“Your breasts are really made for the riding crop, O” Anne-Marie noted. “Do you realize that?” “I know, O said, “but please, I beg you…”

Anne-Marie burts out laughing.

“Oh don’t worry, I’m not the one who makes that kind of decision. But if any of the clients should want to whip you, you can protest and beg until you’re blue in the face.”

There was also a film version called Story of O part 2 that unfortunately had zero to do with either the book or Just Jaeckin’s wonderful film based on the first novel.

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Jan
23
2017
0

Disco Queen of Venus

Miriam Stockley – Disco Queen Of Venus

I got a bit obsessed about getting this floating space disco greatness in my bag. Take a listen and you’ll understand why.

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Jan
16
2017
0

The Overfitting Disco Exclusive 9th Birthday Mixtravaganza

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United in musical ambition, shared obsession and the pursuit of the extraordinary, we present the 9th birthday celebration of the blog. Here’s the link to the ultimate in Disco, all shades of it.

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Jan
12
2017
0

Panther Walk

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Pantherman – Panther Walk

A 1974 fusion of disco and metal from Holland. Now, if you’re a rock fan you may think oh yes, the metal part is fine but disco, that’s not sounding good as you are incapable of moving in time with any kind of steady rhythm. This is not necessarily so, though. Many rock fans eventually learn to dance and you might give it a try too. Getting to know disco thru something like this track is a good starting point.

First up is headbanging. You’re familiar with it, right? This style of “dancing” involves shaking of the head violently in time with the music. Listen closely to the drums. Every time you hear a loud banging sound nod your head a little, the jaw moving downwards and up again. Increase the nod until your whole head bops up and down. The important thing is, difficult as it may seem, to keep the rhythm steady instead of going into a chaotic frenzy. No leaping around and bashing into people causing nosebleeds, not at the disco!

Once you master the basic headbang move, try a variation known as The Hammer of Thor. Doing this, you hit your fist on the knee – your own, not anybody else’s – while thrusting your crotch foward. Sounds like fun? Go for it. You may also invent your own disco dances, how would you do something like the panther walk? Imagine you’re a panther creeping in the jungle, seeking your prey…

Before you give disco a go however, walk to a supermarket and buy a product called deodorant. The lady at the counter will tell you what it is and how to use it. Have fun dancing!

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Jan
10
2017
0

9th Birthday Mixtravaganza Offical Teaser

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9th Birthday Mixtravaganza Offical Teaser Music

“We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.
Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.

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Jan
09
2017
0

No Regrets

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Martinique – No Regrets ( Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien )

Quoting Edith Piaf the Martinique girl regrets nothing, not even her fashion crimes from 1984.

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Jan
03
2017
0

Computer Love

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International Broadcasting Musicians – Computer Love

Being a teen in the 80’s I had a chance to play some “stimulating” computer games with Commodore 64. Unfortunately I never had a chance to try Interlude #99.

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Jan
03
2017
0

Follow Me

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The Hiltonaires – Follow Me

In 2017 your first priority should be listening and dancing to more and more disco music.

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Dec
27
2016
0

Kendini Beğenmiş

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…AKA The Tavuk Song. Not much is known about this mid-80s turkish release, but it is kind of unique for its time. Lyrics are cryptic with lots of (ironic?) machismo attitude:

You are a pitiful Skoda, don’t go up against a Mercedes
If you’re afraid of loving, do not interfere with the lovers
Enough is enough, don’t make me grumble, nor act the giddy goat
You are just an egg layer, do not crow like a rooster
The era is the 20th century, may it not be the old century
If you feel like it, you’ll also bite someone

Galip Boransu – Kendini Beğenmiş

Thanks to Nur Gültekin for translation

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Dec
26
2016
0

未知の

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未知の

映画 未知の 1974!!

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Dec
21
2016
0

Noel Collection

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Sky – Noel Collection

It’s that time of the year again, and yes you had it coming.

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Dec
19
2016
0

Sonny and the Babysitter

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Another incarnation of Renato Ulvioni, under his Leroy Vohn moniker, this time in 1977 as Sonny and the Babysitter, a project featuring also colleague Leezy Lazz AKA Loreno Lazzarini.

One of those classical case of disco-era releases sporting a totally weird, funny and random / politically uncorrect cover.

Result would have fitted perfectly in an italian b-movie to me, as, yes! it’s a guy with a mullet and big ‘taches looking at you and you know what that look stands for……….

Sonny and the babysitter – Easy construction

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