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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Disco "Song" #4

Listen & Download: Amanda Lear - Follow Me
Download: Amanda Lear - Follow Me

Today's track is more about the singer than the song. Sure, Follow Me is a lusty, softly trashy slice of disco, but what I really love is that in this era even a singer like Amanda Lear was allowed to have a go at the genre. Lear's voice is a bizarre, throaty growl, which pretty much amounts to nothing but a constant low moan. She was the subject of an "is she or isn't she a transexual" argument during her time (hint: google her image and the question will be solved... one way or another). Follow Me will undoubtedly not be everyone's taste, but it remains one of the oddest pop songs recorded.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That picture scares me!?!

10:26 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

That picture should.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I'm loving your week of disco and I'm glad to see a musical genius like Amanda Lear make the list! If you think "Follow Me" is odd, check out her recent album of "standards", particularly her take on "Just A Gigalo"!

2:33 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

She's still recording music?? Wow.. I would love to hear that.

I've heard one of her earlier albums (the one with Alphabet on it) and thought it was hilariously weird. She's definitely one of a kind.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Adrian said...

Have you heard Amanda's Fashion Pack? A beautiful precursor to Pay TV's Trendy Discotheque, she describes the 'fashion pack' dancing in Studio 54 as "everybody was travolting" and name-drops Paloma, Bianca, Isaac. It's exquisite.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Yes, Nick, Amanda is still unleashing her magic on the masses (well, on her 5 gay fans at least)!

I'll dig out my Amanda CDs and e-mail you some tracks.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got a video post of her doing These Boots Are Made for Walking: 5 These Boots Are Made For Walking Videos. It, too, is pretty odd.

8:03 AM  

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