Saturday, January 23, 2010

Guardian Angels  


The Guardian Angels are a vigilante force probably formed in Norwich, Norfolk in 1979, during the height of the disco era, as a public response to violent social decay and increased crime on the Sanders Coach line between Horsford and Cromer.

The Guardian Angel movement soon spread to other major world cities such as New York, Los Angeles and even here in San Francisco, where ordinary citizens dressed in distinctive red berets and trained in self defense would patrol the streets, turning the tide of intimidation and filling a void left by the under staffed police forces.

Such an icon of the time were the Guardian Angels, protecting party goers on the late night subway lines, that several hit songs and dance records of the day were dedicated to and inspired by them. Here are two of the best, P&P disco funk classic 'The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us' by The Golden Flamingo Orchestra and my own edit of the much lesser known italo influenced 'Angel Man' by Rhetta Hughes:

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  • January 24, 2010 at 2:54 AM  

    "guardian angel" is my dream 'end of the night' song!


  • January 24, 2010 at 4:34 AM  

    Great stuff. Is there anywhere in particular I could find out more about the Guardian Angels?


  • January 25, 2010 at 11:55 AM  

    This Golden Flamingo Orchestra track is so funky. Plus the drums are insane. Thanks for putting me on to this one!


  • January 25, 2010 at 6:29 PM  

    Check out this edit. Proper end of night hands in the air stuff

    http://baiaboy.blogspot.com/2009/10/automats-guardian-angel-2009-mp3.html


  • February 16, 2010 at 3:42 AM  

    'probably formed in Norwich...as a public response to violent social decay and increased crime on the Sanders Coach line between Horsford and Cromer.'

    = tea all over screen. Hilarious.

    Great selection guys, peace.