Gino Soccio

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The Moroder of canadian disco..."dancer" is certainly a classic...

Is he known?...Has he been done on this forum?

geeg, Monday, 26 May 2003 21:07 (eighteen years ago) link

Jody Beth Rosen to thread! (if anybody knows it's she)

James Blount (James Blount), Monday, 26 May 2003 21:13 (eighteen years ago) link

Yeah, he's great! I just picked up his '79 Outline LP -- same beat-driven Euro-rigidness as Moroder, a bit more funky and celebratory, less remote. Soulful-yet-anonymous female vox.

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 26 May 2003 21:34 (eighteen years ago) link

Great album cover, too; reminds me of Tangerine Dream or that one poster I used to see all the time in the early '80s that was a detailed illustrated map POV of the NYC street grids splaying out into increasingly less-detailed maps of locales in the larger world.

http://www.discomuseum.com/GinoSoccioOutline.jpg

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 26 May 2003 21:40 (eighteen years ago) link

Soulful yet anonymous!

personal to Jody Beth: I bought Cerrone "Love in C Minor" and I find it bleh. Is something wrong with me?

Sean (Sean), Monday, 26 May 2003 22:39 (eighteen years ago) link

Soulful yet anonymous!

The great push-pull of the disco era: the singer-player's surrender-of-self to the auteur-visionary's totalitarian regime vs. the tools those singer-players were given to work with ("soul" as agreed-upon style choice rather than individualized catharsis). I like Destiny's Child for the same reasons. The gospeloid melismania is a red herring; their best asset is their ability to function as robots.

(Oh, and yes, Cerrone roxx ur all gay.)

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 26 May 2003 22:51 (eighteen years ago) link

Tracer and dave q to thread for more in-depth Cerrone talk.

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 26 May 2003 22:54 (eighteen years ago) link

Soulful yet anonymous!

Oh, Jody I know; I just wanted to repeat the phrase. Your explanation was excellent, however, as always.

Sean (Sean), Monday, 26 May 2003 22:59 (eighteen years ago) link

I only have 'DANCER' - love the music and effects, and much prefer the muted vocals in the 2nd half to the diva disco moments... but I've been hearing his stuff more and more recently, and have mixed feeling about so much... I'd like to hear it some more

nick.K (nick.K), Monday, 26 May 2003 23:19 (eighteen years ago) link

I tend to prefer diva-soul when it's at its most disciplined and classicist (in full command of the vocal, not sloppy and unruly). I agree with you about the end of "Dancer" -- the whooping and hollering seems out of step with the rest of the track. At least if, say, Beyonce were doing it, it would feel more controlled. She's a diva, yes, but also a professional who knows how to give a song exactly what it needs.

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 26 May 2003 23:48 (eighteen years ago) link

Never heard "Outline" but "Closer" (1980) and "Face to face" (1983) are two excellent LPs. But I wouldn't say he's so moroderian apart from "Dancer". He sounds much lighter and party-friendly doesn't he?

Etienne (Etienne), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 09:26 (eighteen years ago) link

I'm a big Soccio fan,love the 'Outline' & 'Face to Face' LP's.'Try it Out' is also fantastic.

Paul R (paul R), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 10:58 (eighteen years ago) link

*Outline* is one of the great Eurodisco albums of all time (and "Running in Circles" is one of music's all time great statements about repetition for its own sake, right up there Eurodisco-wise with "Here Comes That Sound Again" by Love Deluxe), and *S0-Beat* (from 1980, with "Tequila" guitar parts!) is almost as good.

chuck, Tuesday, 27 May 2003 15:06 (eighteen years ago) link

That should've said *S-Beat,* by the way.

chuck, Tuesday, 27 May 2003 15:06 (eighteen years ago) link

five months pass...
I played the "Dancer" b-side, "So Lonely" at a thing the other night. Found the 12" for 50 scrint at the local gettin' place. It really worked as a moody little transitional thing. Very sweet. Need to go track down the actual lps.

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 19:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I just downloaded and heard "Dancer" for the first time just now... it's great!!

Sean (Sean), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 07:05 (seventeen years ago) link

Now on its third play...

Sean (Sean), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 07:11 (seventeen years ago) link

seven years pass...

Uhhh... AMAZING. Outline is a stellar album top-to-bottom.

Clarke B., Tuesday, 9 August 2011 16:02 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

There's A Woman - yoo-wowo
-gorgeous arpeggio-

willem, Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:35 (one week ago) link


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