Tag Archive: disco

  • Super Disco Wednesday: Crazy Foreign Funk


    Don’t worry, we have no idea what the title of this particular clip is all about either. Frankly, it looks like gobbledigook to us. But don’t let that put you off this wonderful slice of zany foreign beats, recommended by friend of the site, and Super Disco Expert, Guy. It’s crazy stuff that should blow your mind.

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  • Super Disco Wednesday: Hipnotic

    Hipnotic, Are You Lonely?
    Hipnotic - Uptown Soul, Downtown Funk - Are You Lonely?

    Wow, with that Bank Holiday, the week is hurtling along – it’s Wednesday already. Site members will be easily recognisable by their tight bell bottoms and shirts undone to the guts. Today, allow Hipnotic to appeal to your more lonesome side while you dance sensually.

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  • Happy Birthday Barry Gibb, here’s the Bee Gees!

    The Bee Gees, Staying Alive

    Barry Gibb, the Jesus-looking one from the Bee Gees, is 63 today, which probably means that the legendary beard-and-hair thing he’s got happening is all rather thinning and grey. He might even struggle to sqodge his withering body parts into those old tight trousers he used to wear in the Staying Alive video – you know, the one where the brothers Gibb are wandering around a knackered old house singing about how good they are with women. Great times. Hence we thought we’d buy him a gift, so we sat in a park sipping budget 2 per cent lager all afternoon, until it boiled down to a toss up between a tasty scotch egg, or a video of his band from way back in 1977. In the end we got him both. Happy Birthday Barry Gibb!

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  • Super Disco Wednesday: More Supermax

    Supermax, It Ain’t Easy

    Finally, the middle of the week. That means just two more days and it’s the weekend. Which will then be followed by the beginning of the week. It’s a well oiled system, that pretty much runs like clockwork. Site regulars will know that we like to celebrate Wednesdays by unbuttoning our shirts to the bellybutton, rearranging the lighting, then dancing enthusiastically for our work colleagues. Cue Supermax (courtesy of friend of the site Guy)!

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  • Super Disco Wednesday: Wham!

    Wham!, Wham! Rap

    Some people seem to think that you can’t be glitzy and glam in this cruel financial winter, but as Wham! here prove, even being on the dole/game can be cool and sexy. That’s right, put your most shiny underpants on, it’s Super Disco Wednesday!

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  • Super Disco Wednesday: Supermax

    World of Today, Supermax

    It’s always excellent to hear from a member of the Interestment family, and today disco music expert Guy returns to drop some science about this Supermax person. He had this to say…

    Supermax – he’s what you get if you cross Iron Maiden with David Essex and some early 80’s Italian synths.  He wrote the soundtrack to a thousand teutonic mediterranean poolside sunlounge heists.  If you’re not on your yacht, but still feeling steamy, rip off your shirts, put on your leathers and lick the monitor.  I did, and suddenly I felt free.  That’s what Supermax can do.

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  • Super Disco Wednesday: Heatwave

    Heatwave, Boogie Nights

    Yes, Wednesday! That means it’s time to listen to some excellent disco records by men in matching leotards wearing strange womanly belts. Thank Christ then for Heatwave, here telling us that there ain’t no doubt, we are here to party. Take note.

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  • Super Disco Wednesday: Stacy Lattisaw

    Stacy Lattisaw, Dynamite

    Far out, it’s Wednesday already. This week is flying by, baby. Hopefully today you’ll have arrived at work pre-prepared with some nice tight polyester numbers, and a couple of slick gold chains dripping from your wrists. It is Super Disco Wednesday after all. Above the excellent Stacy Lattisaw sings about explosives.

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  • Super Disco Wednesday: Fantasy

    Fantasy, You’re Too Late

    On Super Disco Wednesdays we like to embrace all manner of sensational dancefloor sounds, from latin grooves, to Bulgarian synthesizer funk, to Yorkshire two step, to 80s Boogie. Above is a brilliant example of the latter.

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  • Super Disco Wednesday: Matia Bazar

    Matia Bazar, Ti Sento

    Disco music doesn’t just touch English speaking people, it touches the whole world, such is the magnetic draw of those rubber basslines and snappy drums. The clothes are also too sexy to ignore, with all those tight-crotch trousers and man made fibres. It is a very strong look, so to celebrate this week’s Super Disco Wednesday, we’ve dug up some sassy foreign disco, courtesy of friend of the site Guy.

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  • Super Disco Wednesday: Chic

    Chic, I want your love

    Wednesday is officially the most glitzy day of the week, so if you’re at work, dim the lights, get one of those sparkling disco balls happening, shrink all of your clothes, and set sail into an ocean of pelvic thrusts. Today, the magnificent Chic are here to smear disco lube into your ears.

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  • Interestment’s Top Four: Summertime Classics

    No room for the Fresh Prince…


    Something about the sunshine and the outdoors can make certain records sound magnificent. Only a few years ago there was that Macarena song – a repetitive number, with a vocal delivery from two grown men who wouldn’t make 10p busking in the middle of Covent Garden on Australia Day. And yet, the combination of heat, cold beers, heavy drugs, and an semi-erotic dance made it the hit of the Summer. Hence, this list is not about summertime hits, but songs about the Summer itself. After much debate, the top four ended up looking like this…

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    1. MFSB, Summertime

    An up-tempo instrumental take on the sultry jazz classic, we love this. MFSB stands for Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, which lends this track a wholesome family appeal, and it’s great for dancing around to in a field full of borderline trustafarians. At, say, The Big Chill.

    2. Roy Ayers, Everyone Loves The Sunshine

    When Roy Ayers was wondering what people might love, he eventually hit the nail on the head. Everyone really does love the sunshine. Except perhaps for Stephen Hawking that time his girlfriend took the batteries from his wheelchair and left him to crackle and burn in the sweltering heat (true story). But robotronic genius aside, this is one magnificent ode to the weather.

    3. The Style Council, Long Hot Summer

    For a brief period in the 1980s, Paul Weller – the Modfather – became a little bit camp, and this video catches him riding the crest of a slightly pink wave. And it’s no bad thing at all. In fact, we much prefer his Style Council days. Hence Long Hot Summer can be found rotating at around 45 rpm on the Interestment turntable with startling regularity during the sunshine months. Make no mistake about it, this is a classic record.

    4. Alice Cooper, School’s Out

    It’s hard to find a decent rock record that encapsulates that Summer feeling, probably because most decent heavy rock bands are made up of people who prefer the night time. This, by a strange woman/man called Alice Cooper, is one of the few exceptions. Sadly, grown men in leather get little chance to celebrate the school holidays in these increasingly suspicious times.

  • Second hand bargain: A great party record

    A much-needed dancing essential


    It’s been such a cruel financial winter, cunningly disguised by what is turning out to be one heck of a sunny season. Blinded by the rays beaming down from the heavens, you probably haven’t noticed that the tramps are now wearing tatty Armani suits, and the cup for any spare change is actually a very nice hand made brief case from Milan. But the major difference is that these tramps are saving up for cocaine and cava, not your usual skag. It’s a strange time. Very strange. Which is why we go absolutely wild whenever we catch wind of a fantastic bargain. Just today, friend of the site Jo got in touch with tales of an excellent musical find. “I’ve been on the lookout for a summer soundtrack, and I think I’ve found it,” she declared, brandishing a very shiny vinyl record, “it was in a crate at my local NSPCC and I just liked the look of it.” We popped it on the Interestment turntable, and sure enough, it’s an absolute belter – perfect for outdoor Summer dancing. So come on, Jo, how much for this excellent record? “A quid”

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    Amazing sticking-it-to-the-recession!

    Here’s the song…

  • Super Disco Wednesday: Dance Competition

    UK Disco Dance Finals, 1980, Part One

    Wednesday is the most glitzy day of the week – a time for tight groin hugging trousers, shoes with enormous heels, and fluffy back combed hair. Today, enjoy a squirt down memory tap to the olden days when they used to have big dancing contests on TV. Like Strictly Come Dancing, only better. And, should you feel the need, you can watch the entire show…

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    Part Two

    Part Three

  • Super Disco Wednesday: Tony Orlando

    Tony Orlando, Don’t Let Go

    Today’s Super Disco hit comes courtesy of friend of the site, Guy. It features sensual strings, cool synths, and mental images of men in tight trousers making invisible love to mic stands.

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  • Super Disco Wednesday: Roller Boogie

    Roller Boogie, Let’s Go Skate

    Site regulars will have dressed for the occasion, it being Super Disco Wednesday, so don’t be alarmed of one of your colleagues is sporting astonishingly tight trousers, a crop top and some roller skates. It’s just the vibe, baby. Just the vibe. Above are some hip young skaters doing their thing.

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  • Super Disco Wednesday: Leroy Gomez

    Leroy Gomez, Get Up Boogie

    Man, look at you – tired after crawling to work because of the tube strike, smelly because of the crawling, embarrassed because you were spotted on all fours. You’re a mess. Still, nothing a little sparkle from Leroy Gomez couldn’t sort out and rearrange – here he is telling us to pack all of our troubles into a beige filing cabinet, and just dance. Good for you, Leroy. Good for you.

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  • Super Disco Wednesday: Fern Kinney

    Fern Kinney, Groove Me

    Once again, it’s a total honour to hear from one of the expanding Interestment family, and today is the turn of disco expert Guy to share the knowledge. He had this to say…

    It’s easy to forget – midweek, in a sea of grey – that there are better things out there.  Black Spandex pants for one thing.  And lyrics that start “hey there sugar dumpling”.  So on Super Disco Wednesday, drag yourselves from behind your monitors, put on your best pouty lips and dancefloor strut, and slide across the floor to this (above).

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  • Super Disco Wednesday: Dennis Parker

    Dennis Parker, Like An Eagle

    It’s always a joy to hear from the growing Interestment flock, and today Guy – latest recruit, and fantastic disco expert – had this to say…

    Wednesday’s used to be about midweek blues, furtively looking at the clock as it inched closer to the weekend, glumly reading the dreary headlines about which politician stole your tuna sandwich.  NO LONGER, Super Disco Wednesday gives YOU the freedom – the freedom to dream, to dance and sing.  To wear a silver jump suit and sport a daring ‘tache, and fly through the city “Like an eagle…”

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  • Super Disco Wednesday: Dance Lesson

    Where The Happy People Go

    Wednesdays are usually so dreary and worthless. So limp. But not anymore. In the same way that Tuesdays are now devoted to fantastic Jazz records and inventive ways to take opium, and Thursdays are all about smearing great big handfuls of massage oil into your partner’s buttocks, Wednesdays have been reinvented as the glitzy day of the week. A time for shiny trousers, small talk, and well brushed teeth. We will be celebrating all things Disco. Today, a very useful dance class.

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  • Happy Birthday Grace Jones, here’s Smiley Culture!

    Smiley Culture, Cockney Translation

    Grace Jones – quite possibly the greatest women to tread the earth – turns 57 today, and what a life that strange and intriguing woman has enjoyed. She’s bashed Russell Harty in the face on live television, she’s spoken in a robot voice many many times, and she pioneered the must-have 80s flat top. Plus she is responsible for the best party record of all time – Pull Up to the Bumper, a song all about how complicated it can be parking a car on a busy day. And don’t forget that she was in by far the most luxuriant of the Bond films – A View To A Kill. Don’t mind if we do. Anyway, we thought we’d get her a gift, so we squeezed into leotards, and talked it through in a mirrored night club dance studio, one half of the room snapping their fingers and demanding that we give her some lovely candles for the bathroom, while the other side did a series of sensational pirouettes and insisted that it was a Smiley Culture clip or nothing. In the end we got her both. Happy Birthday Grace Jones!

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  • Great British Band: Orange Juice

    Orange Juice, Rip It Up

    Orange Juice were totally brilliant. A gang of Scottish guys, with Edwyn Collins leading the group, they managed to mix excellent Chic guitars with Collins’ weird crooning singing style. The results – magnifico!

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  • Happy Birthday The Queen, here’s an amazing record!

    Bobby Cash Redd, Skate Party People

    As sure as eggs is/are eggs, The Queen was always going to turn 83 today. In fact, we’d put money on Her Majesty having to send a 100th birthday telegram to herself in 2026, she’s just that healthy. Charles, meanwhile, will be standing beside her, furious that he never got the chance to be the Warrior King he always believed he could be – instead taking gingerly to the thrown, mindlessly scratching an itch on his scrotum. An old, decrepit man. No matter, we thought we’d get The Queen a gift, so we headed to a health spa to get covered in mud and pond fungus, and discussed things. It boiled down to a toss up between some Taste the Difference beef burgers, or a clip of a rare rollerskating record from back in the day. In the end we got her both. Happy Birthday Queenie!

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