Some might say it was an irreversible catastrophe that exposed atrocious music to the world for far longer than necessary, while others cherish the reaction it has in their shoulders, hips and feet ever since, not to mention its lasting impact on dance music in general it did clearly influence New Order. At its best, it's feel-good dance music drenched in Italian pizzazz and the excess of the absurd eighties.
To be a true purveyor of the sound, however, you must appreciate the opposite ends of the spectrum and with that, I present my curated selection. This was a big hit of its time, but I feel Ryan could have done something a lot more ambitious with it, both in terms of the video and his general musical disposition. He seems very passive in it. He should have been walking down a piazza with two girls under his arms, smoking a fucking cigarette. At Least. In truth, the video is basically the cameraman spying on glamorous women, interposed with Ryan and his fancy waistcoat that he seems to be quite proud of.
I have no idea what he's doing in Paris though. She was a big counter-cultural icon in the sixties, who is fondly remembered for eating dog shit in the cult film, Pink Flamingos. When I listen to the song now, I feel like a naive fool because her voice is clearly saturated in drag-ness. In our times beautiful people think there ugly and ugly people think there beautiful.
So, in a way this track is still quite pertinent to the times. This is probably the closest Italo Disco ever came to enlightenment and that's saying something. It documents the journey of a Commanchero, a nomadic group of traders based around New Mexico that used to trade with the great tribes of America. The chorus itself is reminiscent of a native American calling for his link to the outside world, calling for gunpowder and horses so he may fight the oppressor.
But then again it was probably just a sneaky Italian. The girl's Cherokee-themed dance moves in the music video are pretty fucking dramatic too. In essence, the song is about a random Spanish boy called Quibos. You can see Joe chilling with him in the video. Initially I thought he had a terminal illness and Joe was trying to gain attention in order to raise money for life-saving treatment, but he sounds pretty healthy on the record and in the picture too.
Maybe Quibos was just a really cool little dude that deserved his own anthem. Not one of the well-known Italo Disco tracks but one of the cooler ones. Having said that you can see what they were trying to do with this one. God bless em. Look at what you see, in her face, the mirror of your dreams. Or as close as a room full of coked-up Italians is going to get and definitely the closest little Limahl ever will.
Having said that, compared to the notoriously broken English and thick accents that Italo Disco artists usually employ, Limahl is a very well educated, well spoken, yet very poorly dressed young man. But in a sense that takes away from this song, not as a piece of music, but as an Italo track, it has no place on the dancefloor unless you have taken way too much MDMA. Radiorama have a history musing on the nature of mythological creatures. Call the radio, everybody, can you feel, with their alpha-rays and fires we're in danger!
Heavily euro-accented lazy English — check. Difficult to transcribe lyrics about oddball themes - check. Absurd hairstyles, outfits and dance moves — check, hard hitting synth overload — check. This is Italo Disco in its purest form.
He may have the name of a balding English plumber, but in reality, he is actually a confident tanned sack of overactive Italian testosterone and the eighties personified in a man. In Linda moved to Germany and started solo music career. Dance Chart. The group was created by italian composer Manlio Cangelli.
It became a hit in Germany — it reached number 3 on the official singles chart. It was successful also in Switzerland 4 , Portugal 4 , Italy 28 and Sweden It hit number 5 on the singles chart in Austria and France, 6 in Switzerland and 8 in Germany in It was released as a single in and hit number 1 on the singles chart in South Africa and 9 in Germany.
It appears on his self-titled album. The single hit number 1 on the Eurochart Hot and on the official charts in Belgium, Netherlands and Spain. It reached top ten in many European Coutries, incl. Debut and the most successful single by Italian singer P. Lion born Pietro Paolo Pelandi. It was produced Davide Zambelli of the band Scotch. It was charted in the singles charts in many European countries 7 in Sweden.
One of the most successful singles by italo disco project fronted by Italian fashion model Stefano Zandri. It reached number 3 in Italy and 10 on the singles chart in Spain. It hit number 1 on the singles charts in South Africa and Belgium. A song by Italian musician Gazebo born Paul Mazzolini was released in as a second single from the debut self-titled album with instrumental version on the B-side.
The song was composed by Gazebo himself and Pierluigi Giombini. The second single by Croatian singer born in Zagreb, former Yugoslavia.
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