Glaxo Babies - “Maximum Sexual Joy” (1980)

JAMS TO THE MAX!

The Glaxo Babies are a long-time favorite…so much so that I secretly maintain (it’s been some time) the official Glaxo Babies MySpace page on behalf of vocalist Rob Chapman.

The Glaxo Babies were a Bristol band from the late 70s, probably best known for their song “Who Killed Bruce Lee?” and “Shake the Foundation” (later covered by the Pop Group, with Ari Up from the Slits). Rob Chapman left the band after the release of Put Me on the Guest List, and joined Sam Dodson’s Transmitters. The remaining members of the Glaxo Babies went on to form Maximum Joy with vocalist Janine Rainforth and a former member of the Pop Group. The Glaxos reformed in 1985 to make some recordings, most of which can be found on The Porlock Factor, a Cherry Red release from a few years back. “Maximum Sexual Joy” is probably one of the wildest cuts you will hear—from their more experimental debut full-length, Nine Months to the Disco.

—Jamillah

*this is my last post on 100 DAYS OF DISCO for some time. I hope folks have enjoyed my posts as much as I’ve enjoyed participating in this projects with friends and loved ones far afield. I will be continuing to maintain my covers blog, SECOND WAVE, in the meantime and will drop in here periodically. xoxo



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Sunday 10.04.2009

Maximum Joy - Building Bridges (1982)

In light of the recent blog entries on racial/cultural divides, and that today is the anniversary of the September 11th plane crashes, I thought I would cast a little hope into our little blog and the web world at large with this beautiful dub/disco jam that asks the ever-important question:

How do you feel about building a bridge?

Between you and me,

Between them and us?

This was originally released as a b-side to Maximum Joy's 12” White and Green Place (1982) on Y Records. In 2005, the label Crippled Dick Hot Wax! issued a compilation that includes most of this too-short-lived band’s slender output. The compilation is titled Unlimited (1979 - 1983) and I highly recommend adding it to your music library.

And in other news: I am sending out vibes of peace and hope (also HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) to all the humans and animals and plants in the world. As Yoko Ono says, “a dream we dream together is reality.” LEZ DO IT!!!!

For inspiration, get to know one of our modern day freedom-fightin’, bridge-buildin’ badasses: Malalai Joya.

xo

Latham

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Friday 09.11.2009

Sylvester - Rock The Box (Dance Version) (1984)

Just showing a little love for Sylvester - an endlessly inspiring artist who contributed a whole lot to disco music and queer culture before his untimely death from AIDS in 1988. LOVE YOU GIRL!

And for fun, checkout the Pointer Sister’s vocals on the Pinball Number Count song they made with Walt Kraemer for Sesame Street! CLASSIC!!

peace and love

Latham

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Friday 08.21.2009

Amin-Peck - “Anxiety” (1982)

There really isn’t much info out there on italo trio Amin-Peck - a smattering of other blog postings as clueless as this one, and a couple of album-cover-as-videos on youtube. I really wish I could know/find/HAVE more because these synth lines are S I C K. The vocal style is pretty amazing/hilarious as well, especially on “Anxiety.” They somehow manage to sound, quite unmistakably, like they’re speaking english (I am pretty sure it’s not italian), yet it’s bordering on gibberish. Perhaps these are the sounds other folks make when they’re making fun of english speakers.

"Suicidal" makes me feel like I sould be riding a motorcycle through a highway tunnel somewhere very Euro…under Zürich, Rotterdam, Milano…peut-être Saint-Tropez? It’s 3:30 in the AM on a hot summer night but I still have my reflective sunglasses on and, like, lots of leather.

Amin-Peck - Suicidal (1983)


GIVE ME MORE


xo_a

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Tuesday 08.18.2009

No, no, no, no, no, señor

I know very little about this jam- French, 1985, but its been a staple for years. My good friend John Rossi, who was there back in the day (believe!), introduced me to everything I know about 80’s disco. This jam is classic.

The full version:

Peace- E

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Wednesday 06.17.2009

THE FLIRTS

teased-out-mall-teen-hussy-new-wave-w/disco-frosted-tips?

Bitch, sprang has sprung, you know you are…

bratty-duster-stoned-monster-mash-street-jam?

This:

makes me think this:

wiki wiki academia

tugs and kisses,

garrett

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Saturday 06.13.2009

NICE MOVER

GINA X & ZEUS B. HELD = LEATHER CLAD DISCO DOM

FANTASY GODS AMONGST THE SNOWY RUINS OF BERLIN

(NO G.D.M. is an homage to “stately homo” QUENTIN CRISP, Gina’s hero)

AND THEN ZEUS FROM ON HIGH SPOKE “LET THERE BE  F A S H I O N,” AND A LOVE SHADOW SPREAD ACROSS THE HIGHEST MOUNTAINS AND WIDEST SEAS, ENRAPTURING ALL THE LAND:

WM

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Friday 06.12.2009

Jeff & Jane Hudson - Los Alamos (1983)

The Hudsons were two-thirds of the Rentals, a Boston band whose tunes caused enough of a stir to have a self-released single picked up by Beggars Banquet and reissued in England in the early 80’s. After relocating to New York, the duo turned to synthesizers and released a couple of records under their own name. This track is taken from the FLESH LP released in 1983. One of my all time favorite records!

-beau wanzer

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Friday 06.05.2009

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