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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Giorgio Spagna was Cyber People

Giorgio Spagna was also Mike Cannon among other projects.  
Likely his most well known italo disco release was the breezy Polaris.  Which also happened to be the first release under that name in 1984.  There were several follow-ups and even an album and the all had varying degrees of dance-floor success.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Debbie Jacobs wants your love

Paul Sabu (a powerful protege)
Baltimore native Debbie Jacobs only released two albums but after that she had a few successful dance singles.  Her best tune is the disco classic Don't You Want My Love from her debut l.p. in 1979.  Ironically it was a b side that took off and overshadowed the A side of her maxi single.
She originally worked with the sassy Paul Sabu.
Her singles released as Debbie Jacobs Rock were more on the Hi Nrg tip and definitely less successful their her initial splash as a disco singer.  But her version of Maybe This Time from 1982 was the definitive one at The Saint (you can grab one on Discogs for a mere $500).  Unfortunately it ended up not being officially released and was only to be found on a very limited release promo only single.  I wrote about this a few years ago and you can check that out by using the search function up above.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Posted again with a refreshed link 
Al Jourgensen hates this album.  I think it's Ministry's best.  Their first single was released on seminal punk and new wave and industrial label Wax Trax.  By 1983 they were signed to Arista and With Sympathy was released.  Apparently they remixed and changed the l.p. in several ways before it was released.

Here's a picture of us at The Saint.  It was during a Lene Lovich concert at a PETA benefit on a Friday night.



Work For Love4:53
Do The Etawa4:04
I Wanted To Tell Her5:27
Say You're Sorry4:22
Here We Go3:20
Effigy (I'm Not An)3:51
She's Got A Cause3:36
Should Have Known Better4:30

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Don't Stop the Rock Freestyle

Nothing like a group having the name of a genre.  And that was even before it started to have it's biggest run of hits.  In fact Miami Electro act Freestyle started charting in 1983!  

I think my favorite Freestyle single is Don't Stop the Rock from 1985.  It seemed to so perfectly sum up a big part of the scene.  At once so Fun House and yet so clearly a foreshadowing of the sound that would be the more commercial freestyle sound.  I'm just a big fan of the vocoder.  If it's in the song I'm probably gonna love it.  Anything that reminds me of a robot singing puts a smile on my face.

"Pretty Tony" has his name on a quite a few records I love, he was actually a member of Freestyle.

Now pardon me as I go break dance in the living room.