Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Thrift Store Disco  

The thrift store is always a good place to find rare gems, but it is an even better place to find something unlistenable. You can get a feel and actually make crates of records that were likely donated from a single source. You will get your Chrystal Gale and Ronnie Millsap fans, and then our hip-hoppers who tried to be scratch DJs in the early 90's. Once I see that promo 12" from T.K. Disco, ZYX, or Butterfly records I hope I will find a treasure trove of records that one gay unkle decided to finally donate. What is more likely is getting a face full of dust and touching record jackets that are soaked in urine and eaten by rats. Or sweet album covers but no record, or thrashed records that are unplayable. I found all of the above today, but for $3 I left with some great vinyl. Among the six records I bought was a 6 track Italo comp from the label Mobile Disco Records in the Philippines. It isn't the best quality recorded vinyl, but there are some some cute lovable tracks on it. Here are a couple of tunes.

mp3: Ken Laszlo - Tonight

mp3: Magic Fire - Body Dancer
mp3: Joy Peters - Don't let Loose Your Heart Tonight

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6 comments: to “ Thrift Store Disco

  • November 14, 2007 at 7:33 PM  

    Mind is blown!!! Just found your blog and I couldn't be happier.

  • January 28, 2010 at 12:53 AM  

    Fun Fact:

    Did you know that Ken Laslow's "Tonight" is the sample for Daft Punk cover band the Galaktik Knights' track "Tonite"?

  • January 29, 2010 at 5:23 PM  

    A Daft Punk cover band sampled it? Wow, I am very impressed with this "fun fact".

  • January 29, 2010 at 8:16 PM  

    No way! It takes a certain level of celebrity to spawn a cover band. I am impressed indeed. And the name "Galactic Knights" is the shit.

  • August 20, 2010 at 12:42 PM  

    where is this tonight track from, i'm sure i heard it on a compilation way back. anyway its a great track thanks.

  • January 20, 2013 at 7:50 PM  

    Joy Peters' Don't Lose Your Heart Tonight sounds a lot like Visage's Fade To Grey, which came six years earlier.