German’s Boney M. getting a September ’78 release on Hansa Records.
“Rasputin” takes most of the track, “Nightflight To Venus” and blends this rock intro (based on “Dance With The Devil” by Cozy Powell.) into the “Rasputin” we know. Written and produced by Frank Farian (who would later go on to produce “fake” duo Milli Vanilli.
I personally used to love “Painter Man”, rocky guitar and some weird lyrics but what was a Painter Man ? Written by Eddie Phillips and Kenneth George Pickett (English guitarist and vocalist with The Creation who did the original from 1966)
From 1977 and when Grace Jones was doing full-on Disco.
Arranged by Duke Williams who extends out both tracks with lush strings and every Disco sound you’d expect to hear. It was written with French keyboardist Pierre Papadiamandis who gives it some Galic flair on the A-side.
Funk from 1975 from James Brown. I’m as guilty as many of only knowing a handful of tracks by the Godfather. He wasn’t the greatest of lyricists! Produced by Charles Bobbit and co-written by Fred Wesley who gives it a slight jazz groove especially in Part 2, which is the choice cut having Brown waffling on and on until the bass kicks in. Long as well at nearly 6 minutes for a 7″.
Quite similar to “”Hot Koki” by Talla Andre Marie from Cameroon it’s almost of cover version. (but unrecognised) Still bloody good!
I know? Not an area I’m that familiar with. I remember getting quite excited hearing “Crazy Horses” by The Osmonds with that weird synth sound. Toddling about to “Blockbuster” by Sweet and really enjoying my Mum’s Abba LP, “Arrival” with the group in the helicopter on the cover.
For some reason my parents had a copy of Camel’s “Snow Goose” and I like many others I coveted a copy of Jeff Wayne’s “War Of The Worlds” with the book included with the double LP.