Friday, December 19, 2008

Starrstruck



It's the last Friday disco before Christmas and I think we merit a smoker this week.

A gritty old school vocal over ticking synth rhythms and restless bongo beats that build to multiple climaxes* - with no added cheese!

Truly, this record is Friday night.

At seven minutes 16, heaven help me, heaven help us all.

Edwin Starr - 'Contact' (12" version) (1979)

* steady...

12 comments:

  1. I saw Edwin Starr perform before the start of the 1995 Challenge Cup Final, along with George MacRae. Leeds went on to lose 30-10 to those buggers Wigan, which kind of ruined the day, though

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  2. He played at Crocs in Rayleigh , didn't see him though - but contact was the first 12" I bought, pink vinyl too - now If I hadn't left my trusty ol' MP3 player at work for Christmas, would have uploaded Ed's Snowflake Boogie

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  3. This is going unsurprisingly well with my Tanqueray and Tropicana at the moment.

    weirdly apt word verification: gingly

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  4. Now that is a tune.
    There is a great Pilooski edit of Get Up out there.
    Drew

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  5. and there's clapping to clapp along to too. cor blimey
    x

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  6. Glad this got you all....gingly. He did play some odd places in his later years, Edwin. Including The Festival Theatre, Paignton (I didn't go but my mate Marty did).

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  7. I did see him at Crocs in Rayleigh and he was amazing. The place was heaving with Punks, Goths, Rockers and Scooter Boys and he won them all over.

    And I have the pink vinyl version too.

    Good work fella. A great record.

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  8. oh boy.....this brings back some bad memories of a knockback by a girl I adored at the age of 16....

    Must
    listen
    to
    rid
    myself
    of
    the
    demons....

    AAAHHH. That's better.

    Yes, i WAS looking at you......

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  9. Meery Christmas to you and yours...and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

    Cheers! :-)

    MissP
    xo

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  10. Thank you Miss P - and a very Merry Christmas to you too xx

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