Having a hangover from a weekend full of Saturday night fever? Well, The Nest has just the earworm you need on this Monday to get those boogie shoes moving again! This is the day we dig under all of the moldy boxes full of leisure suits to bring another lost hit back into the disco ball light from that box full of records that didn’t get blown up in centerfield that we like to call the Dusty Vinyl Archive! DJ Scratchy’s ready to get the dance floor of this discotheque hopping again for the first time in forty years, while the Sponkies just laugh at how stupid everyone looked back then. Disco may be dead, but the DVA is alive and well….
America has a lot of classic disco songs that, once people learned to live with having the occasional Bee Gees song on the radio again around the turn of the millennium, have become a part of our treasured musical heritage. But just in case you didn’t think we had enough old school disco playing in our elevators in the 2020’s, here’s another one you probably haven’t heard of before if you’ve only lived in the Western Hemisphere…
WARNING: This video contains EXTREME DISCO FASHION. Viewer discretion is advised!
Yeah, Donna Summer, Alicia Bridges and Amii Stewart weren’t the only disco divas out there keeping the lighted dance floor busy. A lass from Scotland who went by the stage name of Kelly Marie took a Mungo Jerry song nobody had ever heard of before and turned it into a bonafide disco anthem! This song his #1 in the UK in 1980, and got some Top 10 love in a few other Western European countries as well. But here in America……. well, it could only be found on the dance charts.
The video is worth watching for the almost frightening looking makeup Kelly is wearing along with her Frankensteinian dance moves. It’s amazing to think that around 1980, this was apparently the look of a hot disco chick…
So where on earth did this 42 year old European disco hit somehow cross paths with my tasteless ears? At Mecca, of course! And this is the perfect opportunity to segue into my plans to revive Mecca Muzak Mondays for the month of August! Yes, for the next five Mondays, rather than dusty old songs I think need a day in the sun, you’ll get more modern underground tunes that have delighted my ears on endless repeat at work!
I’ll see you next Monday!