KC & the Sunshine Band – It’s The Same Old Song 12″ (TKR 12-6037)

According to figures released today by the UK Land Registry, the average house price rose by 0.8% in April to £163,083. Housing prices have gone up 3% in the southeast of England, while the cost of new homes has actually gone down 8% in the northeast of the country. Last week, one of the UK’s biggest lenders, the Nationwide, suggested that the housing market was merely reflecting the somewhat depressed state of the overall economy. The amount of mortgage lending remains generally lacklustre, hinting at the continuing levelling off of housing prices, and little likelihood of a revival in prices, in the coming months.

In related news, in its latest survey of all completed sales of KC & the Sunshine Band “It’s the Same Old Song” 12″ singles, Thrifty Vinyl announced a 1.01% price increase over the last 33 years, making an annual year on year rise of 0.03%. An irony no doubt lost on the creators of some fairly self-plageristic music, the funky flip side of the Sunshine Band’s Four Tops’ cover (itself a consciously ironic re-write of Holland-Dozier-Holland’s own “I Can’t Help Myself”) is “Let’s Go Party”, whose chorus could only sound more like “That’s The Way (I Like It)” if Harry Wayne Casey grunted “uh-huh” after the imperative advice of the title.

It is therefore considered a solid, though not spectacular investment.

Published in: on May 31, 2011 at 1:20 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. did anyone see the ace 70’s retro-drama “swingtown”? in one episode the “square” couple are taught the then-latest disco dance steps called the new yorker by the “swinging” couple, to the tune of kc’s “get down tonight”. later in the episode they all do the new yorker at a typically 70’s disco, again to the kc tune…

    what a fantastic simple yet effective dance routine – although it was apparently popular at the time (maybe asbo can confirm that from a stateside view at least), there’s next-to-no info about it on the internet never mind video clips, which is a real shame…

  2. There was a dance called the “New York Hustle” which I was taught at (literally) the YMCA during the summer before 8th grade. Although I can’t remember the steps, it was pretty simple. Perhaps these were the moves alluded to in Swingtown.

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