Community Disco Records
Why import for your euro-disco needs? Now, more than ever, is the time to
buy American, dance American, dammit! These art-school graduates from
Oakland have discovered the funk and found it to be good. Singer Bailey
Winters warbles a little like Mick Jagger, but comes off rather more
convincing on the outright disco numbers than Mick generally does.
Bailey’s rapping does sometimes border on the Flight of the Conchords’
territory as a novelty act. Thankfully, his sincerity carries the day. Just
how sincere, is debatable. “Let me rub you down with brandy, let me put
you in my car” kinda sums up the lyrical flow. No heavy thinking is
allowed (or desired) on this dance floor. Strength carries a good bag of
mixed tricks, much like past art-schoollers the Talking Heads. The band
easily matches David Byrne’s crazy choreography, pacing the beats per
minute up and down the dial. Casio tones and drum machines rule the
nighttime under the big mirror ball. 100% irony-free and good for you, too.
Leg-warmers not included.
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