The man to the left is Giorgio Moroder. Whether he looks familiar or not, you’ve most definately heard something by him. He’s pretty much had his hand in everything over the years. I’m not going to go into some lengthy bio here, that’s what Wikipedia is for. His solo career can be hit-or-miss, but when is A-game was on, he was golden. Never one to be held down, his style shifted from rock to disco as the times changed. Unlike many people who went disco though, he did it well. His albums “Son of my Father” and “E=MC2” couldn’t be more different stylistically, but both are classics in their own little way. But screw the introduction, let’s listen to a few songs, shall we? Fun and songs after the hop, skip and a jump…
First up is a song called “Tears.” If you’ve ever even heard of DJ Shadow, you probably will find this song pretty familiar.
Next up is another track off of “Son of my Father.” It falls into the same psych-y territory as “Tears” but this song shows off what must have been Moroder’s brand new Moog. It’s still a little hidden in the big mix, but it makes his move over to disco make a little more sense.
Moroder’s biggest disco hit would probably be the 17-minute-long epic “Love to Love You Baby” by Donna Summer. His solo disco tracks were no less awesome though. Check “Baby Blue,” the first track off of his totally awesome album E=MC2.
For a lot of his extremely prolific career Moroder was considered a producer more than an artist. Here’s one of my favorite tracks produced by him. Off of their 12″ collection “No. 1 in Heaven,” this is Sparks’ “Tryouts for the Human Race.”
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Have a good night, I think I’m done for the day.