Saturday, June 10, 2017

nightflight



euro-kitschadelic disco-glam

reminds me slightly of this



and there is a connection with this



there's a story that Cozy supplied the drums on "Venus" but elsewhere it says it's man-machine superdrummer Keith Forsey

4 comments:

  1. Holy crap - I was familiar with the record cover of Venus but had never actually heard it. It's brilliant! Drums remind me of Sparks' 'Beat the Clock'. Also in this vicinity: Killing Joke's 'Unspeakable': https://youtu.be/KtZxewxXoPc

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  2. it's unbelievably good isn't it! getting the album is #1 on my list now, and luckily there must be about half a million floating around the UK, dirt cheap, although i fear scratched up and worn to buggery. they never get talked about Boney M, although i recall Chuck Eddy was a celebrant in one or other of his books.

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  3. 'Nightflight to Venus' was one of my favorite air drumming tracks as a kid, Boney M being one of those hands that I successfully (and unfortunately) disavowed upon arriving as a proper teen and embracing 'serious' music. Really wonderful production. Also, love the idea of Frank Farian creating a group (without himself) for his singular vision. Very different from the Monkees model in that his 'voice' was linked to another person (Bobby Farrell, the Boney M 'lead singer') altogether. Interesting, the racial dimensions of this frontman surrogacy.

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  4. There's nothing as good as this on the rest of the album, sadly, though Rasputin and Painter Man are on there and they're good value.

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