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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

LOVE IS ON THE ROCKS LAMA'S ITALO DISCO REINTERPRETATION OF LUCIO BATTISTI'S IL VELIERO

Lama's 1983 italo disco HI NRG classic Love is on the Rocks is a cover version of Lucio Battisti's Il Veliero from 1976.  LAMA FOR YOU LAMA ZIP   SINGLE MIXES

It's a Saint classic and a highly coveted twelve inch.  In my zip I am providing you with the original, the Disconet remix and the Rhythm Stick remix.  For fun I've thrown in a 2008 version that came out on Almighty Records by Belle Lawrence.  They did a pretty good job of updating the sound but still keeping it the same song.
Belle Lawrence has done many covers.  Including Shakira's Wherever, Whenver and The Flirts Passion.
There is also this 2008 remix out there.  I've never heard it.
 


He was most popular during the seventies when politically conscious music was big in Italy. Hell the commies were about to take over when Aldo Moro was kidnapped and later killed by the "brigada rosso." Not the best move since this Christian Democrat politician was doing a lot to comprise with the Italian Communists, but hey this isn't a political blog now is it?




He died of cancer in 1998 and compilations of his career's work have been selling like hot cakes in Italy and around Europe ever since.








4 comments:

billybeyond.com said...

LOVE this track -please repost Michael!

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Paul Harvey said...

Many thanks for this Michel, most appreicated - the sendspace link is dead as you probably know.

Always like the Lama version, especially the instrumental mix, their other track Nineteen Ninety Three is pretty cool as well.

I think my ultimate favourite cover of the Lucio Battisti track is the long version by The Chaplin Band, though the original is wonderful of course.

I did a lot of research during my student days on the Red Brigades, the Aldo Moro assassination and the links to the GLADIO-P2-NATO-CIA axis - I think had Aldo Moro been allowed to live, Italy would have been a very different place politically, socially and culturally and of course at the same time, there was the brutal slaying of Pasolini, another huge loss to the world of literature and film....
but like you say, this is a disco blog, not a political platform!

Oliver Triebel said...

Wonderful!

Michael Vinyl said...

Glad you enjoyed it.