A Number Of NamesSharevari

Label:Capriccio Records (2) – P-928
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Stereo
Style:Electro, Disco


ASharevari (Vocal)5:45
BSharevari (Instrumental)6:10

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On the runout grooves, ‘95’ means the plating is by Nashville Matrix for Archer.
Mastered At stands for Plated At.

A counterfeit pressing exist with the same label design, but in different colours:
Issued March 2007 has pastel / pale yellow coloured labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): P-928-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): P-928-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout, etched): AR-6212-A LNIX ARCHER 95
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout, etched): AR-6212-B LNIX ARCHER 95

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Shari Vari (Remixes) (2×12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Puzzlebox RecordsPBX-6US2002
Shari Vari - Remixed (12", 45 RPM)International Deejay Gigolo RecordsGigolo 88Germany2002
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Shari Vari (Remixes) (CDr, )Puzzlebox RecordsPBX-6CDUS2002
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Shari Vari Remixed (12", White Label)International Deejay Gigolo RecordsGIGOLO 88Germany2002
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Shari Vari (Remixes) (2×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, White Label, Limited Edition)Puzzlebox RecordsPBX-6US2002



  • FreestyleNElectro.Pe's avatar
    I have seen more than one crazy comment in this section, that the lyrics are corny, that they imitate Kraftwerk, that they are lousy, crazy! I think this record has its well deserved cult status. It was a song out of the ordinary in its context, I don't know much about musical terminology, but the atmosphere and the lyrics go hand in hand, it doesn't need more, and regarding the prices, I'd say it's simple supply and demand, it's normal that when this record was released it was worth a few cents and now that it has become an iconic record and something difficult to find, it is worth what it is worth
    • greenie2600's avatar
      The cult status of this record is baffling. The groove is clunky; the recording quality is atrocious; the lyrics are cringeworthy.

      Is it historically significant as an early precursor of Detroit techno? Sure. But is it a good record? Nope.
      • moogacid's avatar
        Funky ass, live techno bizniss
        play the instrumental if you don't like 'cheesy' vocals, I think they're dope
        production obviously has disco connotations, as per the era, like all the earliest hip hop, but whatever, it's tuff as hell!
        hard to play the live synth riffs this fast [130bpm], hence splitting the riff into two halves, which to my ears makes it even funkier, as both halves go out of time in different ways
        total corker
        • spearheaded's avatar
          Edited one year ago
          annexxe is sadly right . . . overrated . . . :/
          • Trace_Blends's avatar
            This used to be all over in the 99 cent bins 10+ years ago. Lol. Why does it take everybody 10 to 20 years to discover dope records
            • annexxe's avatar
              Edited 2 years ago
              This track has been vastly overrated over the years, this is nothing but what kraftwerk were doing since 1977, with cheesy bad vocals on top.
              Coming from detroit doesn't make it more authentic nor special.
              • 186theWorldrunner's avatar
                Can anyone tell me what the original matrix stamper readout was?
                • chimushi's avatar
                  Sounds a bit like Living on Video by Trans-X. Maybe Trans-X was inspired by this.
                  • BinaryGreen's avatar
                    Big influence from Telex's Moscow Diskow and Kraftwerk's Home Computer.
                    • unseenforces's avatar
                      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


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