Thursday, March 03, 2005

No way man, Paul McCartney just doesn't DO italo-electro disco.

Paul McCartney - Temporary Secretary: Well actually, Paul McCartney does do italo electro. This is actually an official Paul McCartney release, released by Parlophone first in 1980 as a twelve inch b/w Secret Friend limited to 25,000 pressings, and again by Parlophone in 2003 as the Radio Slave edit, a single sided twelve inch limited to 500 copies worldwide. Now I recorded this version off the single sided 2003 release, but it's pretty much the same as the original track. From what I can gather, the Radio Slave edit has some extra hi-hat accents, some reverse snares, the arpeggiated synth intro has been extended, as has the entire track, by about 2 minutes. But that's it. Paul McCartney was actually behind this song and he actually released it in 1980. Many thanks to DJ Beef who played this song on his radio show a couple of weeks ago. That's where I heard it for the first time.
Click Here to check out the history of the original Temporary Secretary 12".
Click here to visit East Village Radio, the station that host's DJ Beef's show "Electrobeef" on mondays from midnight till 2am Eastern Standard Time. Or just click here to visit the Electrobeef homepage where all DJ beef's Mixes are available in mp3 or streaming format. Seriously worth it, seriously the best radio program.
Click here to buy this record off Gemm.

Charlie - Spacer Woman: Now if you are wondering just what Italo-Electro Disco is, this is one of the finest examples. I can't believe people were dancing to this in 1982, cause it's really fantastic electro with really fantastic lyrics: "I'm a spacer woman, don't you want to love me/ I don't want to hurt you, I just want to love you." This song was recorded off the vinyl version of I Robots compilation of early italo electro disco.
Click here to buy this album from Tunes UK.
Click here to visit the IRMA Group, the record label that the I Robots compilation is on.


Blogger heath said...

ahh yes that is my fave cut off the I Robot compilation as well. love it...

paul mcartney WHAT THE F!?!?

heath -

3:29 PM  
Blogger 20jazzfunkgreats said...

Never understood why g'n'r covered live and let die instead of this...maybe they did this too? anyone got it?

Nice link to the original cover art too.

1:25 AM  
Blogger Spoilt Victorian Child said...

So it now appears that Macca invented not only Drum And Bass but Italo House...
Whatever next, I'm waiting for someone to unearth a Macca Grindcore track from 1979....

Cheers for this Tyler.


9:58 AM  

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