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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Dave Segal, Here is Giorgio's "Knights In White Satin"

Posted by on Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 1:48 PM

The other day I happened upon a Giorgio LP, from 1976, Knights in White Satin. I wasn't exactly sure if I'd scored, so I bugged resident Giorgio Moroder-head Dave Segal, but...he'd never heard this LP.

Obvs, the title track is a cover of the Moody Blues "Nights in White Satin" and the cover art pictures the Muniuch Machine and Mr. Moroder clad in loose, white satin...which is HILARIOUS, natch, BUT...I wanna know more; fuck asking teh internet. So, Dave, and all you other Moroder-heads, please assess and inform/tell me what you can about THIS album and how it rates with his other music. I only know his work via big tracks like "Chase," his bubblegum track "Looky Looky" (y'all need to watch that clip) and his Son Of My Father LP. To me Knights in White Satin ain't exactly stock disco, it's at the cusp, and it IS Moroder so it's dense and well arranged...but I need to know more! C'mon NERDS, school me!


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I'm no Moroder expert, but I can recommend Einzelgänger, which is his weirdest record (that I've heard); it kind of anticipated Neue Deustsche Welle and artists like Pyrolator and Der Plan. From Here to Eternity is essential Euro disco, sleek and stylish as fuck and E=MC2 is quirky electro pop that's not quite up to Kraftwerk's level. The singles he cut with Donna Summer, of course, are as important as your next sexual encounter.
Posted by Dave Segal on August 21, 2012 at 2:19 PM · Report this
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Off topic, but I've always liked Eumir Deodato's cover of 'Nights...':…
Posted by cosby on August 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM · Report this

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