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Saturday, December 20, 2014

N.O.I.A. an Italo disco band


They first debuted in 1983 with Stranger in a Strange Land.  The perfect time for the boom of italo disco and new wave.


The Rule to Survive came out soon later and their appeal to the genre ever increased.  The next years True Love got more attention in 1984 then they simply continued to record and release singles even adjusting their sound a bit but that initial magic was gone.


A N.O.I.A. ZIP

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Special Place In my Heart

This is not the biggest or most dramatic Sylvester song, but it is the one that holds the most special place in my heart.  When this record was huge in the clubs I was incredibly enamored with going out.  I was the quintessential up and coming disco bunny.  And when I would hit the floor I'd be out there for hours with my friends.  Badlands, The Lost & Found, Tracks, The Frat House, if you were there you know where I'm talking about!

Luckily Sylvester came around a lot to promote his stuff during the Megatone years so I had the pleasure of seeing him live somewhere near 10 times.  He was basically the biggest club music celebrity there was in that period.  And though the pop charts were no longer kind to him in the 80's he did make quite a good career for himself until that fateful day that A.I.D.S. took him away from us.


Lots of great appearances have been preserved on you tube.  Another great one of course is when he was on the Joan Rivers show.  Especially since it was one of his last and when he had finally gotten a release on a major label again, and even a Larry Levan remix.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

HAPPY CHILDREN paolo pelandi as P. Lion ITALO DISCO PERFECTION

Generally I try to go at least partially obscure with my posts.  But this time I'm going right for the hit.  In 1983 you could not get away from Happy Children anywhere in Europe.  1983 was the year of the italo disco explosion but few of the singles broke the way this record did.


It bring back joyous memories and it's one of those records I never ever get sick of.  GET YOUR HIGH QUALITY MP3 of HAPPY CHILDREN

P. Lion had one semi hit after Happy Children with Dream, but it did not come anywhere close to the success of his debut single.