Monday, January 07, 2008


If you had a funk band in the 70's you were "Bunch" and if you had a kick ass disco band in the 80's you were a "Gang." Gary's Gang, with the production whiz and trademark vocals of Eric Matthew, (he also produced Sharon Redd, Toney Lee, Sinnamon and many others), produced a string of hits throughout the late 70's through the late 80's. Their first major hit was 1978's Keep on Dancin' on Sam Records. As many disco acts met their demise after the year disco died, Gary's Gang continued to bring it! This track from 1984 is one of the band's last, but it is so strong and has such a solid disco pop presence it is amazing that the band took a three year hiatus after its release.

This recording features some new hardware, I hope you enjoy it. To see any recording details, check the info section on the ID3 tag.

mp3: Gary's Gang - Runaway

Posted by Joel Brüt | 4 comments

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4 comments: to “ Runaway

  • January 8, 2008 at 3:11 PM  

    I'm a huge fan of The Gang's 70's output. I had no idea they were killing it in the 80's too! Love this track! Thanks.

  • January 22, 2008 at 3:51 PM  

    I think if you had a tight band in the 90's you were a 'mob' and if it went down now you are a 'collective'

    gang and mob are good

    I don't like crew or collective as much

  • November 11, 2011 at 10:04 PM  

    This "Runaway" Is by Bobby Orlando (1983). Gary's Gang did have a song "Runaway" It's a very easy mistake to make.

  • November 14, 2011 at 3:26 PM  

    I believe the original file was replaced with the Bobby O version because they have the same filename. I will rename and re-up the Gary's Gang version. Here is the post for the Bobby O track: