Old School Fridays: Disco!
Second only to the Japanese, the French seriously crack me up. To this day, few cultures have set a higher bar when it comes to the art of the snug-fitting garment. Sheila & B. Devotion’s “Spacer,” was produced by Niles Rodgers from Chic in 1980, and has since been sampled for a few not-so-macho dance hits by Alcazar and Mika. In case you’re wondering, the “B” in “B. Devotion” stands for “Black.” Why is that you ask? Just watch.
I didn’t know anything by Odyssey except “Native New Yorker“, but when I first heard “Inside Out” last year it instantly became one of my favorite songs. Produced by Slave in 1982, “Inside Out,” is really little more than a remix of “Watching You.” What makes this version new and improved are the subtler elements: the richness of the lead singer’s voice, the addition of that hot little bass twang, and the cheatin‘ bad girl lyrics speaking to a situation most of us have been in at least once. I’m not sure if this is technically disco or funk, but listening to it makes me want to put on a terry cloth onesie and go roller skating, which means that it’s disco enough for me.
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