Dancing Dode

Joe Car


Condition (Media | Cover) : Mint (M) | Mint (M)

Label: Best Record Italy | BST-X097

Country: Italy

Year: 2024

Format: - Single

More info: 45 RPM, Reissue

Availability: 1 in stock

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One-off electronic disco project of 1984 for the unmistakable sounds of the Yamaha DX7 – especially the notorious “tubular bells” during the verses – introduced at the end of ’83, but which didn’t catch on in Italo-Disco until the following year. “Dancing Dode” has the strangest spelling ever. Whoever created this truly amazing super theme barely knew English as the word “dode” does not exist in English. This explains why some Italo-Disco songs have obvious grammatical errors even on the original records. The artist or the authors thought that [du:d] would be written “dode” in English, but in reality it’s “dude”… which means a meticulous and elegant man, potentially homosexual, in short a gay type, “King /Queen” of disco dancing like in that film with J.T.. The role of disco in the 80s was a ground for negotiating rights throughout history, so most people didn’t care too much about choosing and hating someone’s sexual orientation, but dancing, listening to music and this song with a beautiful melody is perhaps the rarest Italo-Disco song ever made.

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