Sunday, 5 January 2020

NEW RELEASE! PATRICK COWLEY - "Mechanical Fantasy Box" (Book/Journal) πŸ“š (2019 Dark Entries)

 
NEW!
PATRICK COWLEY - "Mechanical Fantasy Box" (Book/Journal) πŸ“š (2019 Dark Entries)
Just finished reading the newly published journal of Electronic / Hi-NRG legendary producer/artist Patrick Cowley!
A very intimate look directly at his private thoughts and 'activities', from the early 70s until 1980... This is very much an 'underground' book, unedited and definitely uncensored.. but strangely beautifully written. (the way he describes his daily experiences is sometimes like.. a form of art/song writing) It's highly private - outrageous, but totally see the creative value, and understand why the people closest to him wanted to publish it.
Patrick does cover some thoughts on his music production, his personal friendships, but a huge part of his private journal covers his sexual adventures with both men and women (some well known names get mentioned too) He was both a wizz with his synthersizer, and even a bigger star playing the organ!
Patrick, a good American/Irish Catholic, often be seen, on his knees, "worshiping at the alter".. Doing a lot of 'community service'.. πŸ™ Amen! warning note: this book is outrageous!
[you get the idea]
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Some interesting music facts & previously unspoken connections I picked up from reading his journal: Patrick Cowley's remix of DONNA SUMMER/Giorgio Moroder "I FEEL LOVE" was released in 1982. (but Patrick mentions in his journal way back in 1977 that he just completed the remix for Casablanca Records, and that he was excited by what he produced and was awaiting feedback from Casablanca) I remember years ago reading how it was such a big deal, Moroder's US "I FEEL LOVE" Master Multitrack tape had to be personally collected and driven from LA to SF.
(1) In 1977 Patrick was not making Hi-NRG music.
(2) Having access in 1977 to Giorgio Moroder's full studio multi-track master tape for "I FEEL LOVE" most definitely inspired, enabled and greatly accelerated Patrick Cowley, to move forward more quickly in developing the SF Hi-NRG sound. That would have been Key.πŸ”‘
(3) Moroder's multi track master would (in part) become Cowley's structured template. [what a gift for an open minded young 27 year old electronic music creator in the 70s]
With Donna Summer's vocal performance, Moroder set the standard very high.
(4) Sylvester would become Cowley's Donna Summer.
Well worth getting if you're a Patrick Cowley fan, and/or interested in the underground/artistic side of pre aids San Francisco in the 70s-80s
These highly niche journal publications tend to have limited/small production runs (and quickly become rare collectors items). The book is printed in Berlin, Germany. Very thick quality paper πŸ‘
I pre-ordered this in October 18th from Amazon, and it arrived just after Christmas. (Book Publication date: 22 Dec 2019)
Appreciate the high quality, uniquely original work DARK ENTRIES produce. Lots of attention to detail, exclusive/previously unseen artwork. Beautifully produced with passion & imagination. They go beyond.. πŸš€πŸŒ™ Josh Cheon (in San Francisco) & his team (in Berlin) - thank you, for making 'art'
Special Thanks to Giorgio Moroder for inspiring everybody!
(Giorgio Moroder has always named Walter/Wendy Carlos as his original inspiration - famous for scoring the Stanley Kubrick film music - like the 1972 "Clockwork Orange" etc)
πŸ’‘Retro NEW Project Suggestion:
Dark Entries could do something with Wendy Carlos (she's just turned 80 years old and is still very active)
RARE: Wendy Carlos Interview 1989 BBC Two
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3cab5IcCy8
πŸ† BEST PRICE DEAL: (Free Worldwide Shipping) from Book Depository [thanks Andrew Wood for sharing this]
https://www.bookdepository.com/Mechanical-Fa…/9781942884545…

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Saturday, 30 November 2019

ROSEBUD - Have A Cigar 🚬 (Funky Arena Remix) 70s 80s 90s Disco Hi-NRG Italo Electro Eurodisco 12'' BOOTLEG DJ PROMO MIX


ROSEBUD is a 70s French disco studio group led by composer Gabriel Yared, who had a big 1979 Billboard Disco #4 Top Hit with "Have A Cigar" 🚬, their version of the Pink Floyd classic.

The song, written by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), is his own critique of the music industry at the time, and the hypocrisy of the band's record label to continue releasing more material...

This Rosebud single, was reproduced in 1985 by ARENA (Alain Puglia & T. Perret), and further unofficially club DJ remixed a decade later, creating the version you hear here!


Rosebud ‎– Have A Cigar  [*this remix is based on the '85 ARENA production]
Label: JDC Records ‎– JDC 0060
Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

"HAVE A CIGAR" 🚬 ROSEBUD 🌹
(Lyrics by Roger Waters - Pink Floyd)

Come in here, dear boy,
have a cigar
You re gonna go far, fly high,
You re never gonna die,
You re gonna make it if you try;
They re gonna love you

Come in here, dear boy,
have a cigar
You re gonna go far, fly high,
You re never gonna die,
You re gonna make it if you try;
They re gonna love you

Come in here, dear boy,
have a cigar
You re gonna go far, fly high,
You re never gonna die,
You re gonna make it if you try;
They re gonna love you

Come in here, dear boy,
have a cigar
You re gonna go far, fly high,
You re never gonna die,
You re gonna make it if you try;
They re gonna love you

Come in here, dear boy,
have a cigar
You re gonna go far, fly high,
You re never gonna die,
You re gonna…

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Saturday, 28 September 2019

HIGH ENERGY - Record Shack presents - Vol.3 (1986) LP Hit Megamixes Hi-NRG Italo Disco Dance Hit 80s "OUT-OF-PRINT" DJ MIXES


HQ WAV
Various ‎– Record Shack Presents Volume 3 - The Mixes
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Hi NRG, Soul, Disco
Year: 1986

Tracklist


–Evelyn Thomas - The Evelyn Thomas Mix (14:23) 
πŸ’Ώ 
[Mixed by Peter Slaghuis]

– High Energy
– Masquerade
– Second Best

–Miquel Brown - The Miquel Brown Mix (10:11) 
πŸ’Ώ 
[Mixed by Simon Capes]

– He's A Saint, He's A Sinner
– Manpower
– So Many Men, So Little Time

 
–Earlene Bentley - The Earlene Bentley Mix (10:16) 
πŸ’Ώ 
[Mixed by Simon Capes]

– Caught In The Act
– The Boys Come To Town
– I'm Living My Own Life

–Barbara Pennington - The Barbara Pennington Mix (8:45) 
πŸ’Ώ 
[Mixed by Simon Capes]

– Fan The Flame
– On A Crowded Street
– Out Of The Darkest Night


"Record Shack, the 80s UK High Energy Label founded by Jeff Weston"
1986 (2019) 33rd ANNIVERSARY 
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Friday, 27 September 2019

HIGH ENERGY - Record Shack presents - Vol.2 (1985) 2LP Non-Stop Mix Hi-NRG Italo Disco Eurobeat Electro Dance Hits 80s "OUT-OF-PRINT" 2LP Set

Various ‎– Record Shack Presents Volume Two
Label: Record Shack Records ‎– RSPV2
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mixed, Gatefold Sleeve
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Electro, Hi NRG, Disco

A1. Evelyn Thomas - Sorry, Wrong Number
A2. Carol Jiani - Vanity
A3. Seventh Avenue - Ending Up On A High
A4. Earlene Bentley & Sylvester - Stargazing
A5. Miquel Brown - Black Leather
B1. Village People - Sex Over The Phone
B2. Evelyn Thomas - Masquerade
B3. Barbara Pennington - All American Boy
B4. Miquel Brown - One Hundred Per Cent
B5. Barbara Pennington - Way Down Deep In My Soul
C1. Barbara Pennington - On A Crowded Street
C2. Miquel Brown - Close To Perfection
C3. Evelyn Thomas - Heartless
C4. Barbara Pennington - Fan The Flame
C5. Laura Pallas - Hands Off
D1. Evelyn Thomas - Second Best
D2. Samantha Gilles - Let Me Feel It
D3. Marsha Raven - Stranger In Disguise
D4. Village People - New York City
D5. April - Boys Come And Go

Mixed by Ian Levine (1985)

"Record Shack, the 80s UK High Energy Label founded by Jeff Weston"

℗ 1985 (2019) 34th ANNIVERSARY
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Thursday, 26 September 2019

HIGH ENERGY - Record Shack presents - Vol.1 (1984) 2LP Non-Stop Mix Hi-NRG Italo Disco Eurobeat Electro Dance Hits 80s "OUT-OF-PRINT" 2LP Set

HQ WAV
 
 
Various ‎– Record Shack Presents Volume One
Label: Record Shack Records ‎– RSTV1
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Mixed, Compilation
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Electro, Hi NRG, Disco

Tracklist

A1. Evelyn Thomas - High Energy
A2. Break Machine - Street Dance
A3. Eartha Kitt - Where Is My Man
A4. Break Machine - Break Dance Party
B1. Miquel Brown - So Many Men So Little Time
B2. Earlene Bentley - The Boys Come To Town
B3. Eastbound Expressway - Primitive Desire
B4. Miquel Brown - Beeline (Remix)
C1. Miquel Brown - He's A Saint He's A Sinner
C2. Earlene Bentley - Caught In The Act
C3. Laura Pallas - Emergency
C4. Eartha Kitt - I Love Men
D1. Seventh Avenue - I Hear Thunder
D2. Eastbound Expressway - Frantic Love
D3. Earlene Bentley - I'm Living My Own Life (U.S. Remix)
D4. Miquel Brown - Manpower

DJ Mix by Ian Levine (1984)

Written-By – B. Vilanch (tracks: A3, C4), F. Trench (tracks: A1, B1-C3, D1-4), F. Zarr (tracks: A2-4, C4), H. Belolo (tracks: A2, A4),
 I. Levine (tracks: A1, B1-C3, D1-4), J. Morali (tracks: A2-4, C4), K. Rodgers (tracks: A2, A4)


"Record Shack, the 80s UK High Energy Label founded by Jeff Weston"
℗ 1984 (2019) 35th ANNIVERSARY πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ MIX REVISIT

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

1st OF APRIL - "Chicken In The Jungle" (12'' Maxi Single) 1987 eurodisco eurobeat dance 80s WAV HQ "OUT-OF-PRINT" Novelty Disco Hit!

 
 
"The Weird 80s Novelty Eurodisco Record, originally released in 1987, SOLD 2 MILLION COPIES πŸ”πŸ”πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ (then they vanished!) πŸ—πŸ‘…
The FULL x3 TRACK 12'' MAXI πŸ’Ώ VERSION  (including RARE B-Side track, "Do You Listen Stereo?") 

1st Of April ‎– Chicken In The Jungle πŸ₯πŸ₯šπŸ³
Label: Ariola ‎– 608 791, Ariola ‎– 608 791-213
Format: Vinyl, 12", Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Europe (Germany)
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Disco

Tracklist:

A Chicken In The Jungle (12 Inch Dance Version) 5.28 πŸ”
B1 Chicken In The Jungle (7 Inch Version) 3.59 πŸ”πŸ”
B2 Do You Listen Stereo? 2.38 πŸ—πŸ—πŸ€

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
Record Company – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
Published By – Edition Regulus
Printed By – TOPAC
Distributed By – RCA/Ariola-Ariola/RCA
Distributed By – Ariola/RCA-RCA/Ariola
Pressed By – Sonopress
Designed At – Ariola-Studios
Art Direction – M. Vormstein
Illustration – Linda Film
Photography By – Mauritius
Producer – 1st Of April
Written-By – B. Bottle (tracks: A, B1), G. Glass, W. Wine
Ed. Regulus
℗ 1987 Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
Distributed in Europe by RCA/Ariola-Ariola/RCA
Vertrieb in Europa durch Ariola/RCA-RCA/Ariola
Printed in Western Germany by TOPAC, Gesellschaft fΓΌr TontrΓ€ger-Verpackung mbH, GΓΌtersloh
Ariola-Eurodisc GmbH, MΓΌnchen
Catalog# on labels: 608 791
Catalog# on back cover: 608 791-213
Some copies came with an info / recipe sheet.
(see download WAV file)



CHICKEN IN THE JUNGLE (Lyrics) by 1st OF APRIL

It was one of those nights
at the downtown show
And the Chicken In The Jungle
didn't know where to go

Ran away from the Colonel
Started Looking for some fun
Gotta find some leisure pleasure
There's a Chicken On The Run

{BRIDGE}
Because it's Dangerous! 
It's Dangerous
In The Jungle!

Because it's Dangerous! 
It's Dangerous
In The Jungle!

[CHORUS] 🐀
There's A Chicken In The Jungle 🐀
There's A Chicken In The Jungle 🐀
There's A Chicken In The Jungle 🐀
A Chicken In The Jungle

It was one of those nights
at the downtown show
And the movies gettin' groovy!
but the chicks don't know

The midnight Tarzan
in his limousine
Searchin' like the Colonel
for the Chicken of his dreams

{BRIDGE}
Because it's Dangerous! 
It's Dangerous
In The Jungle!
Because it's Dangerous! 
It's Dangerous (All so Dangerous)
In The Jungle!  🦁

[CHORUS] 🐀
There's A Chicken In The Jungle 🐀
There's A Chicken In The Jungle 🐀
There's A Chicken In The Jungle 🐀
A Chicken In The Jungle

There's A Chicken In The Jungle 🐀
There's A Chicken In The Jungle 🐀
There's A Chicken In The Jungle 🐀
A Chicken In The Jungle

[CHORUS] 🐀 x3

"There's A Chicken
In The?  In The?
JUNGLE!!!"

[CHORUS] 🐀 x3


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