The Electric Connection ‎– Groovy

Casablanca ‎– HIT-7
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo


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August 20, 2017
"'Groovy' was released as the A-side of a vinyl single in Japan in the fall of 1979 as a part of an advertising campaign for an avant-garde clothing company. I was completely free to compose and produce what I felt was appropriate for the B side as long as it was in the same genre, and that is how "Cry Of The Lone Wolf" was created. The sound style highlighted the very avant-garde glossy plastic look and image of the clothing company, utilizing a hypnotic repetitive tight synth oriented groove. The recording took place on August 29, 1979 at Sound Castle Studios in Los Angeles and I chose the very best recording musicians that I frequently worked with including Jim Gordon on drums who was part of Eric Clapton's band Derek & The Dominos and co-wrote his hit song "Layla", as well as recording with George Harrison, the Beach Boys and Alice Cooper. David Hungate played electric bass and was one of the founding members of the hit band Toto. Michael Boddicker played all the synths and did the vocoder vocals. Michael was one of the most in demand synthesizer players in L.A. at that time, and played on most of Michael Jackson's hit albums. Tim May played the electric guitar and has played for the Pointer Sisters and Whitney Houston. Paulinho Da Costa played all of the percussion and he has recorded with the Eagles, Earth, Wind and Fire, Madonna, Donna Summer and Sting."

John Tartaglia


May 29, 2016
biggest holy graal of all time, amazing japanese smooth disco with beautiful vocals.