Though probably not for everyone, I love this hard-rocking piece of space boogie by Welsh-Canadian composer, writer, and singer Laurice Daniels, who recorded "The Disco Spaceship" under the pseudonym of Laurie Marshall in 1977. So awesome. I was never too wild about the vocal version, but the instrumental on the b-side is fantastic.
Laurie Marshall - The Disco Spaceship (Instrumental) [zsh]
Some space disco from French 'space rock' pioneers Rockets, who started out as Crystal in 1972, and two years later underwent a name-change to Rocketters, or Rocket Men, and finally Rockets. The band sported smooth, bald heads and dressed in black and silver space suits over metallic silver painted skin.
Hot. The extended album version of "Space Rock" was mixed by Tom Moulton and comes from the Rockets' 1978 'ON THE ROAD AGAIN' LP on Tom N' Jerry Records. "Future Woman" is from the 1976 self-titled LP 'ROCKETS'.
Rockets - Space Rock (Tom Moulton Album Mix) [zsh]
Rockets - Future Woman (Long Version) [zsh]
I've been hearing more re-edits / mixes of music from John Carpenter's 'Escape From New York Soundtrack' lately. This moody, Italo-flavored reinterpretation of "The Bank Robbery" by Lory D is a killer.
John Carpenter - The Bank Robbery (Lory D Edit) [zsh]
From 'CABIN FEVER TRAX VOL. 4' of Matt "Radio Slave" Edwards' Cabin Fever Trax series, surveying sounds from NY house, Balaeric groovers, and acid disco, "Beyond Contact" is one of the more disco-fied offerings where guest producer Toby Tobias takes aim at Edwin Starr's 1978 party classic "Contact" as a starting point, and we're all the better for it.
Cabin Fever Trax - Beyond Contact [zsh]
A favorite headphone 'sing-a-long with in the supermarket' re-edit confection of the moment comes by way of Horse Meat Disco and legendary pop icon / entertainer Dusty Springfield. "Dusty Blue", originally titled "Baby Blue", was co-written by Trevor Horn and recorded by the late British singer in 1979. And if you're not in the mood for singing, there's the tripped-out space odyssey that is "Eyeko Dyko", Horse Meat Disco's awesome re-edit of a version of "Iko-Iko" produced by Patrick Cowley for the 80's disco trio Loverde from 'HORSE MEAT DISCO (PART 3). ♥♥
Dusty Springfield - Dusty Blue (Horse Meat Disco Re-Edit) [zsh]
Loverde - Eyeko Dyko (Horse Meat Disco Re-Edit) [zsh]