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When you think of the 1970’s what do you think about? Superfly? Shaft? Saturday Night Fever? Over the top cheesy commercial disco? Studio 54? Anyway, I can go on and on with 70’s inspired guesses and we could be at this all day. But both you and I don’t want that. Bionic Boogie’s 1977 self titled release on Polydor seemed to embody all things disco while walking that thin line between cheesy commercial disco and real legit disco. The driving bass lines, simple boom/clap of the drum kit and the glittzy, glittery chimes and aural strings point this album straight to the cheesy disco category around that time. However, the superb funk breaks, horn solos, and staccato strings point this right back to the real disco and will dance right into your boogie filled heart. This album packs a lot of names in the credits. The group credits consist of an almost 30 piece band including drummer Allan Schwartzberg. Does that name sound familiar? Well, it should be you’ve heard him drum all over the 70’s on albums by Deodato, Gloria Gaynor, Carl Douglas, and even jammed with the Godfather himself, James Brown. All the tracks on this album are notable and definitely help define the last days of disco in the 70’s. However, if you were to ask me my favorite tracks I’d have to go with “Boogie Boo,” for the driving head noddin’, foot shufflin’ groove. The 12″ extended version of “Dance Little Dreamer” is just a hauntingly beautiful track about, what I feel, is a woman of the night. Take a listen for yourself.

 

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Label: Polydor ‎– PD-1-6123, Polydor ‎– 2391 322, Polydor ‎– 2391-322
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1977
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

Track List:
A1. Dance Little Dreamer
A2. Risky Changes
A3. Don’t Lose That Number (Mumbo Jumbo)
A4. Boogie Boo
B1. We Must Believe In Magic
B2. Stop The Music
B3. Feel Like Dancing
B4. Big West

***Bonus Tracks ***
Dance Little Dreamer (Extended 12″ Version)
Risky Changes (Extended 12″ Version)

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