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Music lover, record collector and occasional DJ.
Always looking for fresh sounds, if you have a recommendation (or want one) you can write me anytime.

Interview and feature for Diggers Directory / Stamp the Wax:
https://www.stampthewax.com/2021/09/02/diggers-directory-hysteric/

Interview (in Italian) on Italo-disco collecting:
https://decadancebook.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/george-hysteric-il-culto-per-litalo-disco-in-australia/

Please note: I will occasionally sell items from my collection to fund other purchases.
If you contact me about buying something please include the price you are offering.
If there is no item available in the marketplace, your offer should be close to the highest previously paid.

Sorry but for the moment I'm unable to provide recordings from my collection.
I'm not opposed to the idea (that music should be shared and enjoyed), just not enough time for this right now.
Thanks in advance not to contact me about this.


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Mixes and edits: https://soundcloud.com/hysteric
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Old discogs proverb says:
"man who rates everything, understands nothing"

Important note (also a reminder to myself) ... try to remember music is meant to be fun :)

Recent Activity

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Cruiz - Baby Doll
submitted Cruiz - Baby Doll. 4 months ago
Various - Vinyl Charcuterie
submitted Various - Vinyl Charcuterie. 6 months ago
Beard In Dust - Señor Paraíso
submitted Beard In Dust - Señor Paraíso. 8 months ago
Katy Gray
posted a comment on Katy Gray. 10 months ago
dj_ali
I was actually just researching this on an old post I found online about her, is this confirmed, I cant find any official info just a few comments? 80sGuy


I read this post as well (about Katy Gray's apparent tragic death by... See full review
Flemming Dalum & Filippo Bachini - Lost Treasures Of Italo-Disco 5
submitted Flemming Dalum & Filippo Bachini - Lost Treasures Of Italo-Disco 5. about 1 year ago
Raffaele Fiume Presents Radiators - I Am Sure
submitted Raffaele Fiume Presents Radiators - I Am Sure. about 1 year ago
Tina* & The Wildside* - Diamonds
submitted Tina* & The Wildside* - Diamonds. about 1 year ago
Primero - Vamos A La Fiesta
posted a comment on Primero - Vamos A La Fiesta. about 1 year ago
Heavily ..uhh, inspired by Aki - Magic Love from a couple of years earlier.
Incredible beach fashion on the cover, was this taken at Scheveningen?
Den Harrow - Future Brain
posted a comment on Den Harrow - Future Brain. about 1 year ago
Found this by complete accident, but the sleeve design seems heavily inspired by the Sammy Barbot - Barbot LP from a couple of years earlier.
Den Harrow - Always
posted a review of Den Harrow - Always. about 1 year ago
For me and I'm sure many others, this is nothing to do with the Den Harrow we know and love from the 80s (the comparison with Future Brain is borderline blasphemous).
But somehow I have to admit I was expecting this to be much worse.
His voice isn't... See full review
posted a comment on Bagarre. about 1 year ago
[quote=kosmikino] I can't wait for Opilec who have bought the rights to start reissuing some Bagarre - then we can begin a revisionary history of Italo-Disco and Bagarre can finally be seen as one of the most experimental and visionary of the... See full review
Various - Audible Visions: A Spaced Out Musical Ceremony
posted a comment on Various - Audible Visions: A Spaced Out Musical Ceremony. about 1 year ago
a.t.e-records
not sure if rack 7 as listed on discogs correct, if not I would be interested to find out whom it is by??


Not sure if you already found the answer but it's track B4 from Paolo Dossena - Tornado (Original Soundtrack)
MCL Microchipleague* - Code Numbers
posted a comment on MCL Microchipleague* - Code Numbers. about 1 year ago
Most of this LP doesn't touch me too much but Short Wave Symphony is really beautiful ✨✨✨
Miani - Miani
posted a comment on Miani - Miani. about 1 year ago
Guys sorry to say but this is a €5 Italo-pop record, nothing to discover here (check youtube if you don't trust me, all tracks are there).
Better you take it back to Porta Portese next Sunday.
The Reen-Machine - Rap-A-Reenie
posted a comment on The Reen-Machine - Rap-A-Reenie. about 1 year ago
Rap on "OO Chak-A-Willie" ​could make even The 2 Live Crew blush.

PS no disrespect to the late Reenie Kane but I really miss an instrumental version of either track.
Love & Kisses - Bap Bap
posted a comment on Love & Kisses - Bap Bap. about 1 year ago
AquaAcetate_Ash
Looks like the same cover lady on Tamie Lee & Final Selection Orchestra


Both inspired by the great Hajime Sorayama, master of the erotic airbrush and surely one of the most "borrowed" modern artists.
This one looks to... See full review
Paul Devil - Give Me Love
posted a comment on Paul Devil - Give Me Love. about 1 year ago
[quote=vinylric] The version uploaded on YT by Mothball Rec. doesn't match the one here on the original and promo records as to the A-side. There have been no specifications thus far about this "extended" version by the Australian label. Please share... See full review
Mac Machine - Tears
posted a review of Mac Machine - Tears. about 1 year ago
Back in 2016 one of the guys in the Red Light Records store gave this to me for free since they had a box of them.
tbh I didn't even really want to take it because I had too many records to carry anyway and the music was not my taste at the... See full review
Groove Armada / Clio - Lover 4 Now / Faces
posted a comment on Groove Armada / Clio - Lover 4 Now / Faces. about 1 year ago
Call me cynical but I don't remember Groove Armada showing any interest in Italo-disco during the previous 23 years of their career.
City Girl (2) - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
posted a review of City Girl (2) - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy. about 1 year ago
A HiNRG cover of Rod Stewart's 1978 classic produced by none other than Nick Straker should have been a no-brainer for weddings and trashy disco sets, but unfortunately it's ruined by a hideous vocal (present on both sides of the record).
Also with a... See full review
Ester (4) / Speed Streep - Edelweiss / Bosom Break
posted a comment on Ester (4) / Speed Streep - Edelweiss / Bosom Break. about 1 year ago
A_D_R
To the now deleted comment about audio quality, I re-added the YouTube videos I made from this record (or just search it on YouTube since whoever took them down from here will likely do it again.)

Searching for "Bosom Break" on... See full review
Sahara & Kano - Carry On
posted a review of Sahara & Kano - Carry On. about 1 year ago
Stunning cover painting: the Brooklyn Bridge held up by a pair of butterfly suspenders.
Beautifully realised by Enzo Mombrini, who did some of the most memorable Baby Records (2) sleeves.
The song itself is just "ok" but has a slightly stronger instrumental version.
Brian Ice - Talking To The Night
posted a review of Brian Ice - Talking To The Night. about 1 year ago
One of the Italo classics I came to a bit late..
A great track in itself, but also interesting to me because I can hear elements of other songs (possibly) used as inspiration:
~ Vera (2) - Take Me To The Bridge
~ Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
~ Mike Francis - Survivor
~ Captain Sensible - Wot! or The Clash - Radio Clash

Another... See full review
Various - Mirror Fantasy
posted a review of Various - Mirror Fantasy. about 1 year ago
Mouissie appeared out of nowhere to deliver one of the finest neo-trance tracks in recent years.
Short and sweet but hits so hard.
Various - Men With Boxes
posted a review of Various - Men With Boxes. about 1 year ago
Awesome and varied compilation which I come back to every few years.
Initially I think bought this because I loved the artwork (cover is slightly textured as well, though hard to see this in discogs pics).
My favourite tracks here are "Bolnes 1" from... See full review
Rofo - I Want You
posted a comment on Rofo - I Want You. about 1 year ago
The hideous ceramic dog foetus on the cover is really off-putting, but the tracks themselves are surprisingly good.
Without a doubt one of my most hated sleeves.
Franco Bixio - A Pugni Nudi (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)
posted a comment on Franco Bixio - A Pugni Nudi (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film). about 1 year ago
Jake_CD
Million dollar question here: this LP was released in 1972, and yet the film it is from was released in 1974. Why the gap?


I think the release date on discogs page is wrong..
The catalog # preceding this one is MDF 33/78 and... See full review
Tester Housing - Over You
submitted Tester Housing - Over You. about 1 year ago
Venderstrooik - Children Of Dracula EP
submitted Venderstrooik - Children Of Dracula EP. about 1 year ago
Easy Going - Fear
posted a review of Easy Going - Fear. about 1 year ago
Did Goody Music/Fulltime really censor the glowing crotch of the demon from the original sleeve..?
Yet seemingly fine with the bare ass of the leatherman on last year's reissue of the self-titled LP 🤔

PS not mad these are being reissued: they are... See full review
Tony Santos (3) - Prestige
posted a comment on Tony Santos (3) - Prestige . about 1 year ago
According to the back sleeve they printed 10,000 copies of this!
I can't imagine it being a hot seller in 1988 so I really wonder what happened to them all.
(Perhaps a trip to Scauri is required to know the answer).
A.T.R.O.X. - Falls Of Time
posted a review of A.T.R.O.X. - Falls Of Time. about 1 year ago
Beautiful compilation of the relatively unknown Italian wave group A.T.R.O.X., which I can't recommend highly enough.
I had always enjoyed the "Water Tales" LP but it wasn't until playing this comp repeatedly during lockdown at home that I realised... See full review
The Horse He's Sick - 30 Gastric Greats
posted a comment on The Horse He's Sick - 30 Gastric Greats. about 1 year ago
daftcombo
The band name comes from a collage by Max Ernst:https://www.moma.org/collection/works/35468


Thanks! I missed this art history class :)
Great artwork and a fitting reference.
The Horse He's Sick - 30 Gastric Greats
posted a review of The Horse He's Sick - 30 Gastric Greats. about 1 year ago
Must be one of the greatest band names ever.. was ketamine popular in 1982??
I've definitely met a few aspiring horse doctors in recent years.

Some incredible sounds on here also, quite a hypnotic listening experience.
Bagarre - We Don't Want To Make Love / Chances To Come
posted a review of Bagarre - We Don't Want To Make Love / Chances To Come. about 1 year ago
There's 3 different versions of Bagarre's great track "Dirty Love", on the original (and essential) Bagarre - Circus LP, on the underrated Bagarre - Epitaph LP .. and a bonus track on this record.
Before you buy this one, please note this is quite a strange version... See full review
Various - Caligula: The Music
posted a comment on Various - Caligula: The Music. about 1 year ago
SergioCocco
Some sources credit Bruno Nicolai with some incidental music (Isis' Pool for one). Does anyone know the truth ? thanx


Bruno Nicolai composed this soundtrack (or most of it anyway) under the pseudonym "Paul Clemente".
If... See full review
The Lab - I Will Find You
submitted The Lab - I Will Find You. about 1 year ago
Pop Wallpaper - Strawberry Letter 23 / Nothing Can Call Me Back
posted a review of Pop Wallpaper - Strawberry Letter 23 / Nothing Can Call Me Back. about 1 year ago
Bought this as a blind purchase ten years ago and didn't think too much of it at the time (in fact I'd dumped it at my parents' with a bunch of terrible eurodisco 12"s).
Coming back to it now with slightly more open ears and realised this is a unique... See full review
Sandy Samuel - (I Like) Sado-Music (Part One & Two)
posted a comment on Sandy Samuel - (I Like) Sado-Music (Part One & Two). about 1 year ago
AquaAcetate_Ash
I take it part 2 is just an instrumental extension, rather than a whole other verse?


Yes it's just the same track as an instrumental, no extra parts or anything like that.
Sven Wittekind - Dark Zone (Remixes)
posted a comment on Sven Wittekind - Dark Zone (Remixes). about 1 year ago
Does anyone know where the fantastic illustration on this picture disc is taken from?
Have been wondering about this for years..
I would guess a 1940s-50s book or comic cover but can't find which one.
The Parapluies - The Parapluies
posted a comment on The Parapluies - The Parapluies . about 1 year ago
Anyone know what happened to this welcome reissue..?
Added 4+ months ago, sold once here (or was it?), link provided to an inactive bandcamp,
now nothing :(
Mauro Marani - Travel Made In Thailand
posted a comment on Mauro Marani - Travel Made In Thailand. about 1 year ago
Not sure... this sounds pretty good to me, though I don't have an OG to compare to.
The original is private pressing so probably not the greatest to begin with?
I don't have 500 euro spare and it's a welcome repress for me.. all tracks are great but... See full review
Various - Maskindans - Norsk Synth 1980-1988
posted a review of Various - Maskindans - Norsk Synth 1980-1988. about 1 year ago
Amongst the greatest synth/wave/etc compilations ever released: track after track of Norwegian post-punk gold.
I come back to revisit this every year or so and continually find new gems I'd previously overlooked.
No bad tracks to be found here but my... See full review
Albatros / Space Art (2) - Stop-Stop Violence / Nous Savons Tout
posted a comment on Albatros / Space Art (2) - Stop-Stop Violence / Nous Savons Tout. over 2 years ago
Totally unofficial release but excellent sound.
For years I was sure the label pic is from a horror movie, but after some research it's a real photograph of a deceased woman in Mexico City, 1979 :/
The photograph was taken by Enrique Metinides.
Daniele Patucchi - Turbo Time (Original Soundtrack)
posted a review of Daniele Patucchi - Turbo Time (Original Soundtrack). over 2 years ago
Be careful with this pressing of the superb motorsport documentary soundtrack from Patucchi (one of his best for my taste).
It has less tracks - but also the tracks are cut down considerably for some reason.
Can only assume it was some kind of promo... See full review
Decameron (7) - Just A Little Dance
posted a comment on Decameron (7) - Just A Little Dance. over 2 years ago
carboomania
Do you know what is the meaning of the artist name ''Decameron''?


Not sure if your question is rhetorical, but The Decameron is a 14th-century writing by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, circa 1353.
It's considered a... See full review
Los Angeles T.F. - Everliving Fever / Plastic Paradise
posted a comment on Los Angeles T.F. - Everliving Fever / Plastic Paradise. over 2 years ago
This record has the slow fairytale or music box mix of "Everliving Fever"
Pretty sure it only appears on this specific pressing (feel free to correct me otherwise).
A great version.. better/equal to the original and much different.
T. Ark - Count On Me
posted a comment on T. Ark - Count On Me. over 2 years ago
Sleeve artwork taken from, or at least heavily inspired by Colors (2) - Missing Destinies
Avantgarde - You Never Danced With Me
posted a comment on Avantgarde - You Never Danced With Me. over 2 years ago
Clean production and some nice parts, especially on the b-side mix as mentioned below.
Unfortunately suffers a bit from the "strong verse / weak chorus" syndrome (also the chorus repeats a few too many times).
Anthony D'Urso* - Feel The Night
posted a comment on Anthony D'Urso* - Feel The Night. over 2 years ago
Must be some kind of record for the most electric guitars played on an Italo-disco track, a shame as there's a nice composition buried underneath both this and the guy screaming.
Tony is wearing a sports coat and tie on the sleeve, but I can't help... See full review