Dust Bin Cristina - Disco Clone Prod. By John Cale
posted by March 2 at 14:45 PMon
Cristina – Disco Clone was the first record released on the influential, nihilistic No Wave label Ze Records. As you can see on the sticker on the cover, John Cale produces it. How weird is that? John Cale does a disco single. It gets stranger.
Word for a long time was that Cale also did the slithery, slimy male vocals on the track, which is about a guy who walks into a disco and meets a pair of beautiful twin disco dancers. But according to Cristina’s My Space page (which it is unclear whether she has anything to do with):
The single, which included guest vocalist Kevin Kline trying to seduce the breathy Cristina, was a modest success and encouraged ZE to forge ahead and release a full-length album by its first marquee name.
Kevin Kline?!? Now that’s weird.
Cristina went on to release a few solo albums, and joined up with Kid Creole and the Coconuts as a vocalist. You should check out her My Space page where there’s a sample of her version of “Is That All There Is?” It’s drastically different than the original (like going to boring discos, getting beaten black and blue by a “most wonderful boy”…”and I loved it!”, which all got her sued by Lieber an Stoller, the songs original writers).
I found this at Jive Time and paid $15 bucks for these 8 minutes of bliss (4 minutes each side). The back says, “This ricord is one of a limited edition of 1500.” I’d like to know if that’s actually true.
Go to my blog where I have downloads of both the English and French versions of the song. (This time on zShare!)