A Number Of Names ‎– Sharevari

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"Sharevari", re-released and remixed in 2001 & 2002 as "Shari Vari", was a locally produced dance party hit in Detroit in the early 1980s.

The song is interpreted by some enthusiasts as an early example of techno music.

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
P-928 A Number Of Names Sharevari(12") Capriccio Records (2) P-928 US 1981 Sell This Version
PBX-6 A Number Of Names Shari Vari (Remixes)(2x12") Puzzlebox Records PBX-6 US 2002 Sell This Version
PBX-6 A Number Of Names Shari Vari (Remixes)(2x12", Ltd, W/Lbl) Puzzlebox Records PBX-6 US 2002 Sell This Version
PBX-6CD A Number Of Names Shari Vari (Remixes)(CDr) Puzzlebox Records PBX-6CD US 2002 Sell This Version
PBX-6CD A Number Of Names Shari Vari (Remixes)(CDr) Puzzlebox Records PBX-6CD US 2002 Sell This Version
Gigolo 88 A Number Of Names Shari Vari - Remixed(12") International Deejay Gigolo Records Gigolo 88 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
GIGOLO 88 A Number Of Names Shari Vari Remixed(12", W/Lbl) International Deejay Gigolo Records GIGOLO 88 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
P-928 A Number Of Names Sharevari(12", Unofficial) Capriccio Records (4) P-928 UK 2007 Sell This Version
P-928 A Number Of Names Sharevari(12", RE, Unofficial) Capriccio Records (4) P-928 US 2013 Sell This Version
PBX-25 A Number Of Names Sharivari 2013(12", Promo, TP, W/Lbl) Puzzlebox Records PBX-25 US 2013 Sell This Version
PBX-25 A Number Of Names Sharivari 2013 (12") Puzzlebox Records PBX-25 US 2014 Sell This Version
P-928 A Number Of Names Sharevari(12", RE) Capriccio Records (4) P-928 US 2017 Sell This Version
PBX 006 A Number Of Names Shari Vari Remixes Double EP(11xFile, ALAC, EP, RE) Puzzlebox Records PBX 006 Unknown

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Filtona

Filtona

April 27, 2019
referencing Shari Vari (Remixes), 2x12", PBX-6

still loving the Eddie Fowlkes Techno Soul Mix. the best version next to some needless ones of a true detroit classic.
chimushi

chimushi

April 5, 2019
referencing Sharevari, 12", P-928
Sounds a bit like Living on Video by Trans-X. Maybe Trans-X was inspired by this.
BinaryGreen

BinaryGreen

August 15, 2018
referencing Sharevari, 12", P-928
Big influence from Telex's Moscow Diskow and Kraftwerk's Home Computer.
dopplerfm

dopplerfm

January 27, 2018
referencing Sharevari, 12", P-928
It's hard to underestimate the quality of this release, and also how elusive and esoteric it is. Little is known still to this day about this record and its production. As below I am still curious how and with what it was recorded. It is popularly considered to be the first ever Detroit techno record, and while it does not share many of the aspects of modern day detroit techno, such as upbeat tempo, it certainly reflects the atmosphere from where it comes which is bleak and with a dark streak down it's back , with serious dance sensibility. This track is thick, phat and analogue, and while the vocal track is a bit cheesy and has a Euro proclivity with desires for the high-brow playboy lifestyle espoused, the overall tone is black is menacing, and the drums and arpeggios fit for any dank drug-fueled warehouse romp. It's alien and totally fresh, and defies categorization to this day, only in the sense that it is technological and experimental. I like to think it still stands alone and always will (consider how many records you can name that sound just like it / just as good in Detroit....or how many remixers were able to emulate it successfully / none). Remixers have been more than few and Aux 88 were the only ones who even came close. New school acts try to imitate and fail miserably. This is the true sound. 10/10
dopplerfm

dopplerfm

January 27, 2018
referencing Sharevari, 12", P-928
Does anyone know what instruments were used to produce this gem? I notice that at certain points there is noticeable drift on the arps, making me think they might have done some of the sync by ear (?)...
daftcombo

daftcombo

December 4, 2017
referencing Sharevari, 12", RE, P-928
Is this one official? How is the sound, please?
Jarren

Jarren

September 30, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Shari Vari - Remixed, 12", Gigolo 88

The Hacker & Vitalic remix steps the game up into a very aggressive vibe. Very typical of the Grenoble sound of the early 2000's (which is, for worse or better, lumped in with Electroclash).

A heavy, thumping kick drum. An insane, over the top raw synth riff (verging on pure Rave). The male vocals have been buried deep in the mix, so the female chant takes centre stage.

This will not appeal to fans of the original, or the Minimal crew.

It's exuberant, it's decadent, it's maximal. Just the way I like it.
Dopness

Dopness

May 21, 2017
referencing Shari Vari - Remixed, 12", Gigolo 88
Aux88 digital mix is definetly a spot on !!!
jim_skreech

jim_skreech

December 23, 2016
referencing Sharevari, 12", P-928
A pioneering tune by all means, but there is a MAJOR resemblance between this and Telex - Moskow Diskow that was released two years earlier.
drox26

drox26

August 6, 2016
referencing Shari Vari - Remixed, 12", Gigolo 88
Ectomorph remix still bangs. Worth the few bucks it sells for these days.