Today's record is the freakishly funkalicious album, Disco for Kids! Now, I never really realized it till now, but almost all disco music is completely ridiculous.
I'm kidding. Obviously it's all ridiculous. Case in point - The Village People.
In 1977, disco was king. Forget punk rock. It's all about the disco, baby! YEAH!
I mean, disco was so dang popular, they even made a disco version of the Star Wars theme, and yes, just as you imagined, it is the 3rd or 4th greatest song ever recorded.
Don't believe me? Well, then you are denial and must check out the video below.
See? I TOLD YOU.
Okay, so it's not that great, but hey, it's fun!
Anyways, disco = big in the mid-70s.
Got that? Good. Now, onto the bloggery stuff.
Disco for Kids is, in one word, MAGNIFICENT. It has some of the greatest non-disco-but-categorically-described-as-disco music ever recorded, PLUS an instructional guide for dance moves! DANCE MOVES, CHARLIE! (I don't know who Charlie is, I just felt like saying that)
I don't know about you, but I have wanted to learn how to do the Knock Knee Bump since the beginning of time, and you know what? Thanks to this album, NOW I CAN! This is what America is all about, people.
Besides the great vaugely disco-ish music, my favorite thing about this record is Al Dana's nightmarish narration.
One word -- CLAP.
I honestly don't think I have ever heard anything more creepy.
One cool thing about this album, is that on Side A you have the songs with the narration teaching you the dance moves, but Side B contains all the instrumental versions of the songs! It's totally perfect for your junior high school's talent show! Ohhhh yeah!
I think my favorite track may be Slow Stomp (aka I've Got a Feeling) mostly because of the way he says "AND THE CHICKEN!" and "SIDE!" and that krazy keyboard riff. Oh, come on. You know you love it.
So, that's Disco for Kids! I've included the instructional booklet for you in the file as well. There's no need to thank me, just say a silent prayer to Günter, the Disco King, and all will be well with the Lloyd.
Download Disco for Kids, HERE.