Loose Joints ‎– Is It All Over My Face? / Pop Your Funk

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Is It All Over My Face? 9:33
Pop Your Funk 6:37

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REENO

REENO

August 23, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Is It All Over My Face? / Pop Your Funk, 12", Single, WES-22128
What we have here is the first pressing of "is it all over my face". This is the version with male vocals that failed to gain traction in the clubs. On the b side is "pop your funk", which might be the strangest disco track ever made. Hideously overrated, this track is notable for historical purposes only, as it is barely listenable.
This record is quite rare now, as this pressing was quickly replaced by the pressing with the female vocals which became a club anthem.
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

September 24, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Is It All Over My Face? / Pop Your Funk, 12", Single, WES-22128
"Is It All Over My Face", produced in 1980 by Arthur Russell with a club DJ named Steve D’Acquisto was a masterpiece of that time. It quickly became a worldwide club hit and also one of the most important mixing of the master Larry Levan during his career. He played it several times in the Paradise Garage for the mad crowd of two thousand people. This was the Russell’s song that definitely occupied the raking of the timeless disco classics with a twisted disco bass, a well done rhythm section by the Ingram Brothers and vocals of three unknown dancers D’Acquisto and Russell found on the private club The Loft. One of them, Melvina Woods, whose lyrics “Is it all over my face? You’ve caught me love dancing,” brought a touch of class to the song, originated the Strictly Rhythm house classic “Luv' dancing”, of Underground Solution & Jasmine some years later. Avant-garde composer Philip Glass said once about Arthur Russell's style: "This was a guy who could sit down with a cello and sing with it in a way that no one on this earth has ever done before, or will do again."