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VA - Disco Not Disco: Leftfield Disco Classics From The New York Underground (2000)

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VA - Disco Not Disco: Leftfield Disco Classics From The New York Underground (2000)

VA - Disco Not Disco: Leftfield Disco Classics From The New York Underground (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 539 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Label: Strut Records | # STRUTCD 008 | Time: 01:19:34
Leftfield, Avant-Garde, Disco, Jazz-Funk, Electro, Dub, Post-Disco

Disco Not Disco is a compilation album from the Disco Not Disco series released by Strut Records in 2000. The album is a probe for both the experimental side of disco and punk genres, as well as underground music scene in general. The first volume is more rock and funk oriented and features three experimental studio projects by Arthur Russell, namely Dinosaur, Indian Ocean and Loose Joints, British new wave musician Ian Dury, and even musicians like Yoko Ono, Steve Miller Band or jazz trumpeter Don Cherry. It was compiled by Joey Negro, a British DJ and producer.

Was (Not Was) - What Up, Dog? (1988) [Universal Music Archive Collection 2004] Re-Up

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Was (Not Was) - What Up, Dog? (1988) [Universal Music Archive Collection 2004] Re-Up

Was (Not Was) - What Up, Dog? (1988) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Label: Universal/PolyGram | # 80100996 | Time: 00:57:10
Pop/Rock, Funk, Soul, Dance-Rock, College Rock

What Up, Dog? is a 1988 album by Was (Not Was). It became the US group's breakthrough album worldwide and was ranked #99 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Best Albums of the 1980s. Success of What Up, Dog? was propelled by the group's two biggest hits: "Walk the Dinosaur" and "Spy in the House of Love" and four other singles. The former was promoted by a popular music video in which the band performed while a group of girls in campy cave girl costumes danced.

Was (Not Was) - Hello, Dad... I'm In Jail (1992)

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Was (Not Was) - Hello, Dad... I'm In Jail (1992)

Was (Not Was) - Hello, Dad… I'm In Jail (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 453 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb
Label: Fontana | # 512 464-2 | Time: 01:03:50 | Scans included
Dance Pop, Dance Rock, R&B, Disco, Jazz-Funk, Synthpop

Detroit's leading mutant funk squad of the '80s, known for their kinetic grooves, surreal humor, and surprising guest vocalists.

Was (Not Was) - Are You Okay? (1990)

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Was (Not Was) - Are You Okay? (1990)

Was (Not Was) - Are You Okay? (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 381 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Dance-Rock, Dance-Pop, Synthpop | Label: Chrysalis | # F2 21778 | 00:49:55

On this album, Was (Not Was) explores various blends of funk, rock, dance and pop styles with delightful results. There is much quirky humour in a song like I Feel Better Than James Brown, an addictive tune with a hypnotic beat that pays tribute to James Brown's masterpiece I Feel Good. The lyrics are just priceless! Unusually for Was (Not Was), they also explore the dark side of life in Maria Novarro, a powerful song with a nervous beat and disturbing lyrics about domestic violence: "In the city of Angels, there's no mercy and there's no tomorrow for Maria Novarro …". Adding to the charms of this multifaceted album is Leonard Cohen who contributes the main vocal on Elvis' Rolls Royce over a jazzy background. The next track Dressed To Be Killed is a jerky rap number with lovely sax infusions, whilst Just Another Couple Broken Hearts is a mellow ballad.

Was (Not Was) - Boo! (2008)

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Was (Not Was) - Boo! (2008)

Was (Not Was) - Boo! (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:41:37
R&B, Funk, Soul-Jazz, Pop/Rock | Label: Rykodisc | # RCD 10943

Closing in on 20 years since their last album, the whole gang is here, pretty much – the core of Don and David Was and Sir Harry Bowens and Sweet Pea Atkinson, along with Was (Not Was) vets Luis Resto, David McMurray, Wayne Kramer, Donald Ray Mitchell, and Randy Jacobs, as well as roughly a couple dozen additional accomplices, from Booker T. Jones to (of course) Kris Kristofferson. Mixing and matching funk, rock, and soul with a little jazz and blues, and enhanced on occasion by some seamlessly incorporated electronics, Boo! delivers robust party material with plenty of straight-faced, sidesplitting/head-scratching humor…precisely what you'd expect from them, then. They've remained ageless all along, balancing their adolescent pranksterism with sharp social observations and deliriously random humor, deploying it all over sturdy grooves that roam unselfconsciously across the history of R&B.