Sunday, 22 February 2009

I'm sure i know that song...Part 1

Wood Allen..."Airport 89"
 'Airport 89' was produced by Wood Allen, which was in fact just another alias for the highly productive and prolific Davoli, Limoni and Simplici... better known as Black Box, Starlight, The Mixmaster, Groove Groove Melody etc.etc.!
The synth riff was one of the most instantly recognisable of the late eighties(Taken from the Rah Bands "Electric Fling"), and coupled with the clever and highly effective aeroplane bassline, hence the 'Airport', the single enjoyed phenonemal success on the better dancefloors around Europe.

The Rah Band..."Electric Fling"...
This fictitious studio group was masterminded by Richard A. Hewson (b. 17 November 1943, Stockton-on-Tees, Teeside, England). In the late 60s arranger, conductor and multi-instrumentalist Hewson worked with James Taylor and Herbie Hancock and arranged hits such as the Beatles "The Long And Winding Road' and Mary Hopkins" "Those Were The Days". His fame as an arranger spread and in the next decade he worked with artists including Supertramp, Diana Ross, Carly Simon, Art Garfunkel, Leo Sayer, Al Stewart, Chris DeBurgh, Fleetwood Mac and Chris Rea. In 1976 he decided to produce, write and play on his own records under the name RAH Band. In 1977 the instrumental "The Crunch" on Good Earth climbed into the UK Top 10. Three years later "Falcon" hit the Top 40 and started a long string of dance hits for the band. In 1985 "Clouds Across The Moon', with vocals by his wife Liz, gave him a second Top 10 single. Over the years the band have chalked up seven UK hits and have had records on a myriad of labels including DJM, KR, TMT, Sound, RCA, Supreme and Creole. Hewson, who in the 80s worked with Toyah and Five Star and produced big hits for Cliff Richard and Shakin" Stevens, now concentrates on writing and producing music for UK television shows and advertisements.

Wood Allen "Airport 89" 12 Inch
Rah Band "Electric Fling-Re-Edit"

Enjoy...wigid ;)

Saturday, 14 February 2009

From the darkness...

Imagine... Its 5 in the morning... And only the true believers are left on the dancefloor...Casting shapes and colours with their every motion.......

From the darkness... Comes the light...

For full track list visit my Podcast page @ Podomatic 

Enjoy ;) wigid

PS: You must download both parts to open .rar ......

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Arthur Russell's "World of Echo"

Out of print for over fifteen years, Arthur Russell's most extraordinary work, "World Of Echo" is issued for the first time. Newly remastered from Arthur's pristine original 1/4" sequenced masters, "World Of Echo" sounds like nothing you have heard or will ever hear. 18 tracks are featured including drumless versions of his Disco classics "Let's Go Swimming", "Tree House" and "Wax The Van" along with four previously unreleased tracks from "Sketches From World Of Echo".

"This was a guy who could sit down with a cello and sing with it in a way that no one on this Earth has ever done before, or will do so again." - PHILLIP GLASS

After great interest in my first Arthur Russell post. Here's a second one for you....


1. Tone Bone Kone 1:04
2. Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun/Let's See 9:35
3. Answers Me 2:10
4. Being It 5:16
5. Place I Know/Kid Like You 3:28
6. She's The Star/I Take This Time 4:56
7. Treehouse 2:15
8. See-Through 2:09
9. Hiding Your Present From You 4:16
10. Wax The Van 2:10
11. All-Boy All-Girl 3:43
12. Lucky Cloud 2:53
13. Tower Of Meaning/Rabbit's Ear/Home Away From Home 4:37
14. Let's Go Swimming 2:41
15. The Name Of The Next Song 8:00
16. Happy Ending 4:23
17. Canvas Home 2:34
18. Our Last Night Together