Disco

Banbarra – Shack Up

20th April 2024 · Uncategorised

Back in 1980 I discovered A Certain Ratio through this song. But until now I never knew it was a cover version – of a 1975 tune by Banbarra. In fact Banbarra’s entire discography consists of this solitary song, divided into two halves of 7-inch single.

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Olly Alexander – Dizzy

2nd March 2024 · Uncategorised

Those who know me will probably guess I’m not a big Eurovision fan. I can’t remember the last time I watched it. But the UK entry this time around is a pretty decent song.

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LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge

28th February 2024 · Uncategorised

LCD Soundsystem made their debut in 2005 with this satirical send-up of the cool kids and what they were listening to over an electronic dance rhythm blending punk and disco.

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Kool & The Gang – Celebration

1st January 2024 · Uncategorised

Three hundred million YouTube viewers can’t be wrong – when it’s time to celebrate, this is the song. And what better time to celebrate than the turning of a new year.

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Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper

3rd November 2023 · Uncategorised

People were shocked when Grace Jones performed her “One Man Show” at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in October 1981. Including me.

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A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie

6th October 2023 · Uncategorised

A Taste Of Honey were one of the few disco outfits to write, sing and play their own tunes. This was their debut single – and their only hit.

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Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

13th September 2023 · Uncategorised

There was no escaping this song in the summer of ’77, though I was far more interested in the Pistols and the Clash than chart-topping disco tunes.

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Sheila B. Devotion – Spacer

21st August 2023 · Uncategorised

This came on the radio the other day and reminded me that, for all its faults, disco had some memorable moments. This sci-fi-themed single was one.

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Lipps Inc – Funkytown

27th June 2023 · Uncategorised

Back from a week in Cornwall but still in a summer mood, so here’s today’s slice of cheesy disco fun – the only hit for Lipps Inc.

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Daft Punk – Get Lucky

23rd June 2023 · Uncategorised

Get Lucky was one of those occasional songs that soundtrack an entire summer, blaring out of car windows and shop doorways on the longest hottest days of 2013.

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