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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
Memes and record pics: https://www.instagram.com/georgehysteric/

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 :)

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Various - Turkish Delights
posted a review of Various - Turkish Delights. 2 months ago
Cover image is a polaroid by Helmut Newton - "Untitled (Saint Tropez), 1975"
Various - What The Moon Saw
submitted Various - What The Moon Saw. 3 months ago
submitted Various - Mirek Prezenters - Hits Mix - Vol III. 5 months ago
DJ Oetker - Sombrero Lovers
submitted DJ Oetker - Sombrero Lovers. 12 months ago
Tanya Jackson - Twisted Love
posted a review of Tanya Jackson - Twisted Love. about 1 year ago
I think this is one record we can all agree... THANK GOD for the instrumental.
Vocal version is just an ok typical 80s track imo.. instrumental version (only on the Canadian 12") goes much deeper.
As a side note Sizzle Records has to be one of my... See full review
Franco Scopinich
posted a review of Franco Scopinich. about 1 year ago
Rest In Peace Franco, thanks for all the music.
Going to play Fuerza Major extra loud today in your honour ❤️
Kriss (8) - Hey Mister Mister
posted a review of Kriss (8) - Hey Mister Mister. about 1 year ago
The female "Hey Mister" vocal is inspired by Kissing The Pink - One Step, personally I love to hear these little connections and influences between UK Synth-pop and Italo-disco (along with the Chris Rea melody mentioned below).
Both records are awesome in their own... See full review
Various - Martino Edits
submitted Various - Martino Edits. about 1 year ago
Hektor Zazou*, Jeanne Folly, VXZ 375, J.L. Hennig, Bazooka (11) - La Perversita
posted a review of Hektor Zazou*, Jeanne Folly, VXZ 375, J.L. Hennig, Bazooka (11) - La Perversita. about 1 year ago
Did Sofa change the label design from the original release? Please tell me that they did...
Linda Di Franco - Rise Of The Heart
posted a review of Linda Di Franco - Rise Of The Heart. about 1 year ago
Wonderful album I come back to again and again. This for me is like the ultimate "bar gig" record.
The fact I have played and heard it so many times, but can still enjoy it, is a testament to it's quality.
Estelle (2)
posted a comment on Estelle (2). about 1 year ago
The artist images for this page are nothing short of incredible.
Roger Maglio - Songs From The Rocks
posted a review of Roger Maglio - Songs From The Rocks. about 1 year ago
[quote=MusicThatShapes] This is one of the times you see a super unknown LP mentioned in an IG post, with no purchase history, no samples, some cheap copies floating around and a gut feeling you need to buy fast. In just four hours after XY posted it,... See full review
Señor Chugger & Count Van Delicious - SSP001
submitted Señor Chugger & Count Van Delicious - SSP001. about 1 year ago
Jours Etranges - Illusions Perdues
posted a review of Jours Etranges - Illusions Perdues. about 1 year ago
I can take or leave the a-side, but the b-side track "Interieur" is an incredible piece of music.
It's a shame the artist never released anything further.
Cruiz - Baby Doll
submitted Cruiz - Baby Doll. about 1 year ago
Various - Vinyl Charcuterie
submitted Various - Vinyl Charcuterie. over 2 years ago
Beard In Dust - Señor Paraíso
submitted Beard In Dust - Señor Paraíso. over 2 years ago
Katy Gray
posted a comment on Katy Gray. over 2 years 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. over 3 years ago
Raffaele Fiume Presents Radiators - I Am Sure
submitted Raffaele Fiume Presents Radiators - I Am Sure. over 3 years ago
Tina* & The Wildside* - Diamonds
submitted Tina* & The Wildside* - Diamonds. over 3 years ago
Primero - Vamos A La Fiesta
posted a comment on Primero - Vamos A La Fiesta. over 3 years 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. over 3 years ago
Found this by complete accident, but the sleeve design seems heavily inspired by the Sammy Barbot - Barbot L.P. LP from a couple of years earlier.
Den Harrow - Always
posted a review of Den Harrow - Always. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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). over 3 years 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. over 3 years ago
Venderstrooik - Children Of Dracula EP
submitted Venderstrooik - Children Of Dracula EP. over 3 years ago
Easy Going - Fear
posted a review of Easy Going - Fear. over 3 years 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 . over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years 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