Friday, October 01, 2004

Funky Friday Disco Doubleplay

Today it's a double dose of vintage disco from 1979 and 1980 - Machine's There But For The Grace Of God and Kid Creole & the Coconuts' Darrio. Both of these tunes were written and produced by August Darnell, AKA Kid Creole. The Machine tune is a sweet disco groove - funky bass and keys, lot's of big vocals and a very touching story - family moves out of the Bronx to raise a child and escape the city's evil influences, only to have the kid grow up and develop all of the problems they had hoped to avoid - "too much love is worse than none at all". The second tune is just as funky, but with none of the serious social commentary. Instead it's a chorus of the Coconuts asking Kid Creole's character Darrio to get them into Studio 54, and him replying that it's just not the scene it used to be -"the DJ, he don't even play the B-52s!" or "We should go check out mister James White". Sounds like he had the right idea! Genius stuff.

1 comment:

thebeathunters said...

nice easy disco selection, the kid creole track is a must!