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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Italo Disco Classic Talk About by Phaeax

There is nothing particularly special about Talk About by Phaeax but somehow by the same measure it features everything that is special about Italo Disco.

3 by Phaeax

The vocals are god awful. So new wave set to a disco beat. But to me it's simply disco kitsch to the third power. The music sounds like it was devised in some madman's workshop. Sort of irritating, off-key and yet fabulous at the same time. Talk About instrumental

"Talk About, move on, move on, move on!"

As if all that weren't enough they threw in what sounds like a children's choir and a men's chorus going "la la la la." Which an English speaking person takes for granted but really increases a songs'  catchiness in countries where English isn't spoken so well. Especially in 1983 well before internet and cell phones and twitter! Oh 1983 don't get me started. To be young and care-free on the dance-floors of Rome again.  Italo Disco was bursting and booming and managing to be camp and synthesizer spacey at the same time.  An italo disco fan was born and I didn't even realize it.

Talk About!


mess said...

Hi, great to see this blog is still running, really enjoy reading it as well as the music. Please could you re-up the instrumental mix of Talk About as mine has gone walkies...

ExpatMichael said...

O.K. done