Search: classic, overlooked Italian pop and disco

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"not a single one of these artists sounds Italian or names their songs in their native language. What would Mussolini say?"

Mussolini would be disgusted: a sad end of the line for the offspring of the imperial Roma eagle etc etc.
About foreign pseudonyms, there are two possible explanations: 1) Italians think that other languages are cooler than ours; 2) Italians think pop music in all its incarnations is basically trash and/or easy money so prefer the comfortable anonymity of an English/ Spanish sounding name.
After all Sergio Leone directed his first movie under the alias of Bob Robertson.

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Thursday, 29 July 2004 12:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Why are none of these songs on S0u1seek? Surely there's some worthwhile Italo Disco comp. out there somewhere?

Softly Weeping at the Oki Dog (Ben Boyer), Thursday, 29 July 2004 15:33 (sixteen years ago) link


the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Thursday, 29 July 2004 15:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Mylo cover it live - so great

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Thursday, 29 July 2004 15:34 (sixteen years ago) link

I-Robot on Irma is as close to a good italo-disco comp as you'll find, but it focuses on mostly one aspect, the early 80s hip electro style italo, i.e. no Easy Going-Fear or Taffy-My Radio and it unfortunately uses some instrumental mixes instead of more fun vocal mixes.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 29 July 2004 15:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Pino D'Angio, anyone? Ma Quale Idea. Balla!

Guymauve (Guymauve), Thursday, 29 July 2004 16:11 (sixteen years ago) link

psst, upthread!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 29 July 2004 16:55 (sixteen years ago) link

Search search search: "Set it Off" by Strafe!!

"Magic Carillon" by Rose is nice twee and dramatic. "Fear" by Easy Going is awesome too. Nice and dark.

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 29 July 2004 18:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Strafe isn't italian!

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 29 July 2004 18:37 (sixteen years ago) link

GiGi D'Agostino, anyone?

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 30 July 2004 06:20 (sixteen years ago) link

katy gray - "hold me tight"

fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Friday, 30 July 2004 07:05 (sixteen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

Heard this in a takeaway pizza shop (of all places) and had to Shazam immediately. It's since become a major earworm

Rino Gaetano - Solo Con Io

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Friday, 10 January 2020 09:51 (ten months ago) link

Haphazardly, I heard Pino d'Angio - Una Notte Da Impazzire around the same time. Almost as catchy -

Any more fun Italian pop a bit like these?

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Friday, 10 January 2020 09:54 (ten months ago) link

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