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Monday, February 25, 2008

Love Machine

posted by on February 25 at 12:22 PM

Tempest TrioWhen I took a trip down to Portland a few months ago, I obviosly stopped in as many record stores as I could fit in one Saturday afternoon. The place that I scored maybe my best find was at this reggae/punk/metal record store in downtown. I don’t remember the name of it, as I was in and out of there pretty quickly. However, I was lucky enough to find one crate of disco records, and in that crate I found Tempest Trio’s rare 1979 sel-titled LP, a record that I’ve been looking to find for some time. I was pretty excited with the find however shocked at where I actually found it. Although I tend to find some of my best finds at record stores and places where the crates haven’t been picked over. Regardless, I was happy about finding this five track LP off of Marlin Records, which I’m finding was responsible for many great disco records during the 1970’s. This record turned into a one-off disco project by legendary producers Mike Theodore And Dennis Coffey. Even though the album only consists of five tracks, the record is solid all the way through with classic cuts like “Starlight”, “Last Call For Love”, “Love Machine”, which was more recently re-edited by Prins Thomas, and the popular “Do You Like The Way That It Feels”. Overall, it was a great find in a record store that probably uses their disco LP’s more for wall decoration, rather than for filling up their bins.

Tempest Trio - Do You Like The Way That It Feels
Tempest Trio - Love Machine

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