Got home late today and saw the news in my email. Took my breath away for a moment. Just yesterday was looking at the big DOA box coming soon and thinking how much really great music Pete created. DOA was there at the start of my DJ life in 1985, and was one of the few groups that stayed with me into the present. The voice was one of a kind, and he knew how to put on a show, a true performer. Will be greatly missed.
“Every Lover’s Sign” by The Lover Speaks. One of those cool songs that slipped away. Annie Lennox covered their ‘No More I Love You’s’ from the same LP as ELS. From what I could gather, she had toured with them at one time so obviously knew the song.
I do love this song, and it has been a nemesis for me [up there with some Den Harrow vinyl], never being able to get my hands on a copy of this great song. Had it on cassette from another DJ [Rick for those in the know], but finally found it on a Razormaid Anniversary compilation years later, in Cheyenne, WY of all places! Of course I soon found out that the vinyl had gotten a bit warped, so it never has played quite right. Looking around, just for fun, found a copy of the original on eBay today! Ordered it, and finally have it in my hands after so many years!
This is one of those ‘I’m gonna fix a drink, break out the vinyl, and have a private disco dance party’ kind of songs, you know, the ones you play over and over and still can’t get out of your head.
Anyway, great voice, great song, great production, pure ItaloEnergyDisco.
Sorry to say, after some searching, found out that Sean passed away in 1994 [by someone saying that he is his brother].
Tracy Spencer’s 1986 ‘Run To Me’ is what HiNrg is all about: a girl singing to a great fast beat. Not to be confused with Tracie Spencer of ”Our House’ fame, this was always a crowd pleaser. It was also featured on an early volume of Ultimix, and one of their few mixes that was actually better than the standard 12′ version.
Vivien Vee ‘Heartbeat’ 1-2-3 is a classic Euro-NRG song from 1987.