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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Butterfly by Op.8 is a super Kitsch Italo Disco

Another perfect example of why I find Italo Disco to be such a fun genre.  Butterfly by 0p.8 on the seminal italo disco label Disco Magic was released in 1984 and it's a delight.

It has of course become insanely collectible and in 2010 ZYX Music even went to the trouble to put out on mp3 file for it.


There are elements of the Orient, sweet harmonies, and a catchy refrain. Then there is always that funny play on words that the act calls itself.  Two listens and you can already hum it.

Friday, February 23, 2018


Lame' and You've got the Night.  Yet another fabulous one off Italo Disco project.

A 1985 release on Golden Sound records distributed on the seminal italo label Best Records.

So many lesser known nuggets in this genre' VIVA ITALO DISCO!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 12, 2018


Mandy B. Man, Paul Lander and Mozart are aliases for this Euro Disco artist.

A bit more on the Hi Nrg type then something I would ordinarily write about.  I do find his songs to be fun.  His debut single was Malice & Vice in 1985.  I especially enjoy how camp the lyrics are to this one.

Then Money came out in 1987 and Devil's Rendezvous was from his solo l.p. from 1988 called Jasmin China Girl.  I'm tempted to say I found Devil's Rendezvous the most enchanting.  Did you have a favorite Mozzart song?

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Boogie Classic Dreamin' by Greg Henderson

Refreshed link originally posted in 2011

This song to me is beyond description.  I just love it so much up and down and sideways.  10 out of 10 doesn't give it justice.  It's so cheery.  If you happen to have the original pressing on Rain records then you own a very valuable record.  I only had the pressing that got picked up by Sam records.  A favorite label of mine with many releases that I enjoyed so much in the late 70's and early 80's.  Dreamin' by Greg Henderson was one of very few releases by this artist.  I'd love to know what happened to him.

Here's a more recent edit called the ColeCo edit.  I won't comment since what can you really do with perfection?  There are also a pair of recent edits in the zip.
This gem from 1982 has not gone unrecognized.  It was featured on this fun compilation on Harmless records released in 2009, Soul Steppin'.
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The follow-up also on Rain records was released in 1984.  It remains hard to find because it never got picked up by a major.  It's a bit more on the funky tip and features vocals by Rome Jeffries, Never Too Late.  Jeffries also had another hot rare release on Rain in 1983 called Good Love.