Rocking The Disco Bandwagon

Artist Song Buy
Buffalo  Born To Be Wild (medley) a.Gimme Gimme Good Loving b.Mony Mony c.Born To Be Wild [14:07]  buy on itunes
Neil Cloud  Time Of The Season [6:35]  buy on itunes
Neil Cloud  Reflections (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly) Of My Life [17:39]  buy on itunes
Hot RS  In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, act 1 [6:45]  buy on itunes
Hot RS  In The Garden Of Eden [4:56]  buy on itunes
Hot RS  In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, act 2 [3:04]  buy on itunes
Disco Rock Machine  You Really Got Me [7:13]  buy on itunes
Rouge  Eloise Concerto [17:33]  buy on itunes


There really isn't enough Disco here at AotM! (only kidding). However... in the late 70s disco music internationally was dominated by such artists as The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Chic, Gloria Gaynor, Village People, etc. The rhythm was everything and musicianship was secondary.

In South Africa, however, disco seemed to take on a distinct harder edge, with a number of classic hard rock and heavy metal songs being given the disco treatment. Paul Ryan's classic 'Eloise' was extended to 17 minutes by Zane CronjT's Rouge, HOT RS covered Iron Butterfly's 'In-A-Gadda-Da -Vida' (cleverly combining it with Frankie Vaughan's 1957 UK #1 smash hit 'Garden Of Eden' - an early mash-up!) and Peter Vee's Buffalo covered Steppenwolf's heavy metal anthem 'Born To Be Wild' as part of a disco rock medley.

Ex-Rabbitt, Trevor Rabin with his Disco Rock Machine recorded the Kinks' 'You Really Got Me' while his colleague, Neil Cloud (Rabbitt's drummer), combined (mashed?) The Marmalade's 'Reflections Of My Life' with 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' movie theme. These extended disco versions (I've included the track times) had a disco beat but also had some great rock guitar solos.


Date: 1/25/2005
I really don't like late 70's disco music, however I would like to hear South Africa's take on the genre. I have a hankerin' to hear Iron Butterfly to a disco background!
Date: 1/25/2005
I'd love to hear this one to VR...
Date: 1/26/2005
I need to know how to get a hold of these tunes. Sounds incredible

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