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Last post Author Topic: Shiny Disco Balls  (Read 7640 times)

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Shiny Disco Balls
« on: June 15, 2010, 04:39:53 PM »
It's 1979. An 8 year old boy who thinks Abba, Boney M and some cutesy pop songs comprise the world's entire music collection is being looked after by a teenaged friend. The teen drags the kid along to a friends house. It's night, the house lights are switched off and a bunch of kids are dancing to blaring music that sounds completely alien to the kid. It's nothing like he's ever heard before, it's the best f***ing thing he's ever heard and he realizes how COOL, cool can be. What he doesn't realize is he's just had his first taste of electronic music - the man behind the music, 30 years ahead of his time... an Italian, Giorgio Moroder. Decades later, very few know him... (the man is now 70 and he looked like a mustache pete even in his prime) but very few have escaped the music he influenced... from fly-by-night electropop bands to giants like The Chemical Bros.
 
Presenting, for your listening (but certainly NOT viewing) pleasure... Mr.Giorgio Moroder...
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=0OU7Hka_--U
  
 
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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 07:44:35 PM »
That was very cool! :) With flesh colored bikinis even! And some dude doing some vogue stuff well in advance of Madonna. (Never liked her...)
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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 12:09:39 AM »
Flesh colored bikini? I thought she was... oh, never mind!  :-[ *

*nosh tries to lure more people into seeing the video.

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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 04:07:31 AM »

great stuff :Thmbsup: (sorry, didnt look at the video lol)

less boppy (well Scarface anyways) but still distinctively Gergio
Scarface
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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 02:17:36 AM »
And just 2 years before that (1977), Jean Michel Jarre released this timeless classic:

http://www.youtube.c...t?p=CDA9B9BD30F40AB0

http://en.wikipedia....rg/wiki/Oxyg%C3%A8ne
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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 06:19:26 AM »
And just 2 years before that (1977), Jean Michel Jarre released this timeless classic:

http://www.youtube.c...t?p=CDA9B9BD30F40AB0

http://en.wikipedia....rg/wiki/Oxyg%C3%A8ne

THANK-YOU!

For pointing that out! Loved it! I will definitely have to go out and buy that.
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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 06:41:48 AM »
if you like early Jarre, you might like 70/80's Vangelis, earlier Tangerine Dream, erm what else; you'll probably get people recommending Tomita and others - but i wouldn't bother with them.

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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2010, 07:05:14 AM »
And just 2 years before that (1977), Jean Michel Jarre released this timeless classic:

http://www.youtube.c...t?p=CDA9B9BD30F40AB0

http://en.wikipedia....rg/wiki/Oxyg%C3%A8ne

THANK-YOU!

For pointing that out! Loved it! I will definitely have to go out and buy that.

I liked his Equinoxe one too, especially tracks 4 & 1

I ended up listening to Computer World from Kraftwerk (1981) (the linked video including Kraftwerk puppets & something called 'Commodore 64 basic v2' :) & lots of other stuff) and Kraftwerk - Metropolis which was earlier again I think... oooh, and Kraftwerk - Neon Lights
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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2010, 02:40:50 PM »
Have a listen to Manuel Göttsching's E2-E4 from about 1980ish.

Not only is it a great house record from 5 years before anyone had invented house, not only did it form the basis of the Balearic Beat sound a decade later, not only did act as midwife for sampletastic stuff like Sueno Latino, but most importantly of all: if I start it playing it as I get on the train to work, it'll just be finishing an hour later as we slow down on the final approach into Victoria - perfect :)

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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2010, 03:33:44 PM »
And just 2 years before that (1977), Jean Michel Jarre released this timeless classic:

http://www.youtube.c...t?p=CDA9B9BD30F40AB0

http://en.wikipedia....rg/wiki/Oxyg%C3%A8ne

THANK-YOU!

For pointing that out! Loved it! I will definitely have to go out and buy that.


If you want a real trip into the odd and before his time stuff, Jarre did an album back in 1972 (Deserted Palace) that you can no longer purchase, that will take you on a trip to the land of game music, long before the days of video games.

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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2010, 03:44:39 PM »
And the grand-daddy of all techno, from 1969:

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=OSRCemf2JHc

Bonus treat is that is the original video for it, as far as I know.

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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2010, 05:33:34 PM »
Hmmmm, when I first saw the subject line I thought men had found a way to retaliate for female ornate nail decoration.



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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2010, 05:43:03 PM »
Hmmmm, when I first saw the subject line I thought men had found a way to retaliate for female ornate nail decoration.




If she is doing the decorating herself, give her a computer that refuses to connect to the internet, loaded with all the geeky software you can get your hands on.

At least that's what my dad did to me and it worked. I don't even paint my nails any more, nevermind doing designs and pictures on them like I used to.

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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2010, 03:40:38 AM »
And the grand-daddy of all techno, from 1969:

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=OSRCemf2JHc

Bonus treat is that is the original video for it, as far as I know.
now that is amazing. i didn't realise the version i grew up with was just a cover of this. that really is a timeless piece of work.

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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2010, 11:36:55 AM »
And the grand-daddy of all techno, from 1969:

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=OSRCemf2JHc

Bonus treat is that is the original video for it, as far as I know.

now that is amazing. i didn't realise the version i grew up with was just a cover of this. that really is a timeless piece of work.


Ditto.

The only things I found missing, were colors and LSD, and if there were LSD, the colors would have come out anyways. :)

I love trippy stuff.
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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2010, 11:54:02 AM »
And the grand-daddy of all techno, from 1969:

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=OSRCemf2JHc

Bonus treat is that is the original video for it, as far as I know.

The acoustic version is actually quite beautiful.



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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2010, 12:09:21 PM »
The only things I found missing, were colors and LSD, and if there were LSD, the colors would have come out anyways. :)

I love trippy stuff.


There were other videos done this way...tons of them (including a lot of jazz). I can remember watching at least 2-3 hours worth of them on some local PBS station between 1976-79 on my parent's black & white TV. I went to ask my dad something and was mesmerized by what he was watching. But I couldn't help thinking how much better it must look on a color TV. Glad to know I wasn't missing anything and they actually were in black & white.

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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2010, 12:18:20 PM »
loving ALL of this :D
two great versions of popcorn - I hadnt heard the original either
E2-E4 / Manuel Göttsching :up: I could handle an hour of that :-)
Tangerine Dream - only knew some later stuff - there's lots of great tracks on youtube from the 70's (with dates)

Funnily enough I'm just after hearing a Brian Eno track (very unexpectedly) on the radio - very mellow, with very countryish sounding guitars (steel?)
Deep Blue Day
from 1983 according to
http://en.wikipedia....eres_and_Soundtracks
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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2010, 03:38:11 PM »
Hmmmm, when I first saw the subject line I thought men had found a way to retaliate for female ornate nail decoration.




If she is doing the decorating herself, give her a computer that refuses to connect to the internet, loaded with all the geeky software you can get your hands on.

At least that's what my dad did to me and it worked. I don't even paint my nails any more, nevermind doing designs and pictures on them like I used to.

I have to wonder how people can work in those nail shops.  A paint line seems less hazardous to your health.  Maybe they wear a gas mask?  Man!! Those fumes are killer!! :)

Do they make a pair of disco balls to hang from the rear view mirror?  Dice would be bad because I'd be tryin' to roll a 7 while driving. :)

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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2010, 03:44:50 PM »
Do they make a pair of disco balls to hang from the rear view mirror?

This one would make your car smell nice, too, I think. Not really sure about that "new dancing shoes" scent.

blue-q-dapper-dans-disco-ball-car-air-freshener.jpg

http://www.sesto-sen...ir-freshener6.html#2

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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2010, 04:02:54 PM »
Do they make a pair of disco balls to hang from the rear view mirror?

This one would make your car smell nice, too, I think. Not really sure about that "new dancing shoes" scent.
 (see attachment in previous post)
http://www.sesto-sen...ir-freshener6.html#2

"Dance floor sold separately" lol
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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2010, 08:16:17 PM »
Not really sure about that "new dancing shoes" scent.

It sold a lot better than their "used dancing shoes" scent.


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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2010, 12:25:40 AM »
Hmmmmmm wonder if you'd get a headlight reflection right in the eye from that thing?  I bet it doesn't even point North. :)

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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2010, 11:51:48 AM »
The only things I found missing, were colors and LSD, and if there were LSD, the colors would have come out anyways. :)

I love trippy stuff.

a bit of cross-posting:
Blockhead - The Music Scene

Really trippy video, I liked it immensely

eeww I'm unraveling  :-*
- definitely dont need any drugs for that one!
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Re: Shiny Disco Balls
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2010, 06:22:55 AM »
another oldie and very goodie
Neu! from 1972 - I've heard it before but couldn't say where or when. The track is called Hallogallo

http://www.youtube.c...ZbAWBElA6dA&NR=1

on vinyl :)
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