20 Disco (??!!) Dancin’ Hits

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If ever there was a contender for most flagrant misappropriation of the term ‘Disco’, then this collection from Pickwick must surely be the one. The sleeve image immediately intrigues with those mysterious ladies with their amazing figures gyrating to some unknown groove, in some unknown place and time. But then scan the tracklist down the left hand side, and it quickly becomes apparent this is not a collection of mid-late ’70s disco anthems.

No, what we have here is a mish-mash of sixties psych/pop (Procol Harum, Status Quo, The Move, The Kinks) and early seventies acts who’s stars had already been eclipsed (T-Rex, Paper Lace, Edison Lighthouse, Barry BlueGary Gl***er) plus Sylvia‘s “Y Viva Espana” and Bridghouse & Rastick Band‘s “Floral Dance” (well, it’s a dance number, right..?!).

The sleeve notes state that this record has “been released especially to introduce you to the wide range of music on our labels”, and it’s actually quite a good listen, for the general pop nostalgist. But to wrap this lot up under the banner of flavour-of-the-era Disco displays an exceptional level of cynical opportunism that verges on the obscene.

But still, I’d love to know more about those girls on the sleeve…

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Published in: on November 11, 2009 at 9:38 am  Comments (1)  
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  1. An interesting collection of non-disco tunez for sure – and a nice seletion of Disco posts you have been banging out there for sure – got your dancing boots on I guess !!


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