Italo, Euro, Japanese and just regular disco plus 70s/80s/90s freak. Ex-Londoner in Leicester. See D. Lorean for my own music :)

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Recent Activity
posted a comment on Mellrose - Mellrose. 19 days ago
Alles klar, Sher Komisar lol

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posted a comment on Paul Parker - Don't Stop (What You're Doin' To Me). about 1 month ago
It's coming...

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posted a comment on Fabio Vanni - Lei Balla Sola. 2 months ago
How did I never know this before, great version! Is it bad I wish Fabio recorded the English version himself though?
posted a comment on Christine And The Queens - Chris. 4 months ago
Basically it has a defaced cover lol. At least 10
posted a comment on California (2) - Cosi Come Sei. 5 months ago
And sooo much better than Volerei for me. Why wasn't the IVenti release a double-A-side? :(
posted a comment on Reeds - The Game. 7 months ago
Indeed, way better than In Your Eyes for me, even if that was more of a hit...
posted a comment on Christine And The Queens - Mac Abbey. 7 months ago
Cripple is the original version of Titled, written even before the French version Christine. After a disastrous concert performance of the song in Brighton, she decided (wisely) to rewrite it.
posted a comment on Golden Shower (2) - Fool For Love (Remix). 7 months ago
I don't agree, I think it's re-recorded by writer Penny Brown, though I guess it could be the demo vocal. My main question is did they actually know what the band name meant?!
posted a review of Torcida - Gaba Gaba (Let's Give It Up). 7 months ago
Basically an earlier (and IMHO better) version of Duke Lake - Dance Tonight. I thought they might have had a time machine, but I imagine Gabelli just reused the programming and parts of the backing track for Duke's record the following year, but for my ... See full review
posted a comment on Roy - Shooting Star. 7 months ago
I don't know if it's the tits on the cover or his cheeky little "it wasn't me" expression, but I always heard the chorus as "shooting star, 6-9" lol ...
posted a review of Soul Basic - Bring A Little Lovin. 7 months ago
Very underrated record for me. A cover of Los Bravos' (yes, the Black Is Black guys) minor hit from 1967, this record mashed up the New York electro feeling of much early italo with a really pop melody line, even if the vocal is still quite soulful. But ... See full review
posted a comment on Bo Boss - Tequila. 7 months ago
It's not. This copy has white vinyl.

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posted a review of Avenue (3) - You And Me. 7 months ago
Interesting comment Gary, and while that's true it does seem to be one of the first italo productions that's really influenced by the Germanic Euro-disco sound. While the baseline is quite Dolce Vita, the top line melody and vocals recall Laban and ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Hits In Original. 7 months ago
Can anyone tell me who performed the Cantopop covers of these songs please, and the Cantonese titles?
posted a comment on Sarah (52) - Love Finds A Way. 7 months ago
Agreed, I think the unusual reggae-style rhythm that's hard to mix with holds it back sadly :(
submitted Three Of You - T.O.Y.. 7 months ago
posted a comment on Manuel Kerry - Change Change. 7 months ago
I never see italo in record fairs! Curse my luck being English lol.
posted a review of Mark Hilton - Night Girl. 7 months ago
For me the very worst version of this Italo classic, way behind Brian Ice,a NF I find Night Prople's version better still, though I've never been sure which is the original. Anyway, quality one again disentangle mean sales, as this was the only version ... See full review
posted a comment on Jet Boy (2) - El Bimbo. 7 months ago
cover of the ORIGINAL VERSION... Cheeky buggers this label. And I thought bands called things like "ABBA System" were as bad as it got...
posted a comment on ABBA - Super Trouper. 7 months ago
Is this cover correct? I'm amazed they would still use the British cover with the contest info!
posted a comment on R. Cioni* - In America. 7 months ago
What is the remix like compared to the original version?
posted a comment on Diva (41) - La Nuit. 8 months ago
For me as an Italo-head it's a real shame the long Prise au piege is not featured, ,I would have bought the vinyl if so. A bonus track on the original version would have been easy enough I'm sure?
posted a comment on Edy Band - Sexy Lady. 8 months ago
Indeed it does, and a Flemming Dallum remix somehow, I guess he just took his production from the remake on Around My Dream and added the original vocals again.
submitted Emotions* / Labelle / Johnnie Taylor / Joe Dassin - Best Of My Love / Lady Marmalade / Disco Lady / Indian Summer (Africa). 8 months ago
posted a comment on Various - I Love ZYX Italo Disco Collection 25. 8 months ago
My theory is they are using up old unsold CDs instead of destroying them. Does anyone's IFPI match another release?
posted a comment on Various - I Love ZYX Italo Disco Collection 25. 8 months ago
Did anyone else's copy come with a double sided picture CD of Koto - Chinese Revenge? I say CD but maybe it's a drinks mat or something, since it's printed both sides lol...
submitted リヴィエラ・ギャング* - ディスコ!勝手にシンドバッド. 8 months ago
posted a comment on Patrice Cardin - Blessure D'amour. 8 months ago
Is this a test pressing? Est-ce qu'il s'agit d'un test pressing ?
submitted Ocean Wings - Loving In The Snow. 8 months ago
posted a comment on Ocean Wings - Loving In The Snow. 8 months ago
FINALLY got my copy today, and it seems to be the repress, it's not 100% flat but it's getting there and it plays perfectly on my (shitty stopgap) turntable. The instrumental seems slightly faster than the original but no biggie :)
posted a review of Ghery M. & Ocean D. - Love's Emotions. 8 months ago
A nice song, beautiful production, but the vocal version is poor even by italo-standards. It's not even the banal lyrics or slightly flat male vocals contrasted with over sharp female, it's the horrible attempt at double-tracking/harmony. The worst bit ... See full review
submitted Carino Cat - Balabina. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Maya (78) - Lait De Coco. 9 months ago
They better keep both sides of the original artwork, equal opportunities, you know *cough*
posted a comment on Ralph River Band - Strange Vibration. 9 months ago
Yes, it's the English version of Il Captavibrazione by Raffaelle Fiume (=Ralph River).

By the way, this is being reissued in a couple of weeks with Hysteric and Fleming Dallum remixes :)
submitted Adamo - Bonjour Amis Japonais!. 9 months ago
submitted Various - Twist Again Au Ciné Edition Spéciale Pour Le Japon. 9 months ago
submitted The Miracles - City Of Angels. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Ocean Wings - Loving In The Snow. 10 months ago
Thanks for the info. So you had an original press too? My copy is on the way now, hopefully it will be flat at least, sorry you got a bad one...
posted a comment on Ocean Wings - Loving In The Snow. 10 months ago
Has this actually been released? What's the sound quality like? Any more images?
posted a comment on Christophe Jenac, Fun Gang - Nous N'Avons Pas Choisi Ce Monde (Remix) ‎/Just For Fun. 11 months ago
Is the sound quality OK? That's all that matters to me, although it does appear to be a licensed release not bootleg.
posted a comment on Chianese - Day By Day. 11 months ago
Yep, it's a clear sign of the influence that Modern Talking, Sandra etc. had in Italy and how they changed the italo sound. The uncredited B2 is decent, but the a-side is generic MT-lite. One that IMHO is seen as good because it's rare and not vice ... See full review
submitted John Sex - Bump And Grind It / Hustle With My Muscle. 11 months ago
posted a comment on Reale Accademia - Reale Accademia. 11 months ago
Any news on the Opilec Music release of this album yet? Maybe for Record Store Day?
submitted The Nolan Sisters* - The Nolan Sisters. 11 months ago
submitted Les Miladys - Les Miladys. 12 months ago
submitted Sylvie Vartan - グランプリ・アルバム / シャンソン・イエ・イエの女王. about 1 year ago
submitted Peggy March Con Los Cruceños Y Ritmo* - Amor. about 1 year ago
submitted Joe Dassin - Joe Dassin. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Lolly (5) - If You Need. about 1 year ago
Or maybe the time is just wrong on the label...
posted a comment on Ocean Wings - Loving In The Snow. about 1 year ago
Nice! Hoping that means Patrol - Gambler/Invisible next time ;)