Friday, August 06, 2010

James Last "Non Stop Dancing 1973"

The one with 'Silver Machine'. Also 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now', 'Theme From Shaft', and 'Rock and Roll Part 2'. All in medleys, but they still work.

One striking thing about this record is the overdubbed crowd noise on all the tracks, there to give you the impression that it has been recorded live at a party somewhere, as opposed to a faceless recording studio. This seems to be a bit of a thing with German records – see also my recording of drinking songs by the Bavarian Beersingers (an anonymous German covers band). But the band of our time most associated with overdubbed crowd noise is surely those other Teutonic sensations Scooter. Could it be that James Last is their musical forebear?

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