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[Video] – La Bionda – “I Wanna Be Your Lover” (1980)

Posted in Video by Soundslike on March 29, 2009

La Bionda – “I Wanna Be Your Lover” (1980)

I would never, ever have suspected this fantastic fully-animated video existed for one of my favorite Italo Disco/pop tunes.  But it does, and like the track, it’s pure joy.   Every once in a while, YouTube justifies its existence big-time.  Unfortunately, nothing on the album from which “I Wanna Be Your Lover” comes close, as I learned the hard way a while back with a dodgy Russian “import,” but some of their other stuff seems like reasonably good, if rather more standard-issue, disco fun.  (For a bonus, check below the ‘more…” link for a “live” performance by the duo of the track, in front of this video on a bluescreen, that adds another unbelievable layer. )

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[Audio] – Cyber People – “Polaris (Club Mix)” (1984)

Posted in Audio by Soundslike on March 6, 2009

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Cyber People – “Polaris (Club Mix)” (1984)

A pretty perfect encapsulation of the electro end of Italo Disco, Cyber People’s “Polaris” has everything you could want–bouncing fuzzy bass line, cowbell intro, accentuating e-hand claps, a wah-wahed faux-guitar hook, clean chorded synth accents, a Depeche Mode-worthy melodic line, a couple mid-track break-down, and robotic vocals, 120 BPM, all wrapped up in an earworm-worthy, danceable confection.  With a perfect cover in that key hot pink, green, purple and yellow color combo. It should put a smile on your face.

[Audio] – Chrisma – “C-Rock” (1977)

Posted in Audio, Link by Soundslike on March 4, 2009

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Chrisma – “C-Rock” (1977)

A pre-Italo Disco take on Neu’s motorik, this track rockets down the space highway on its one-note bassline (my guess is “C”), skittery beat, spoken male/female vocals and helicopter-synth oscillations, fueled by pure coolness.  The fantastic Egg City Radio is sharing the full album. [Chrisma are featured here in an ice-hot guest mix at Musicophilia.] UPDATE: Continuing to have some difficulties with streaming–let me know if a track doesn’t work for you.