Too Slow to Disco is a fantastic selection of Late 70s West coast Yachtpop you can almost dance to. It features 19 tracks from Ned Doheny, Rupert Holmes, Jan Hammer Group, Don Brown, White Horse, Don Brown, Robbie Dupree, Doobie Brothers and more. Ah, the mid-70s 'Me Generation', not so happily remembered. And in the taste-conscious music world for years now people have laughed at the L.A.-sound with its super-smooth, over-lavish, luxury-laden excesses. Chord progressions as thrusting as that bridge across the bay. Love the white blazer by the way. But Too Slow to Disco - Vol. 1 isn't interested in your ageing hang-ups. As you know, once musical genres get old the best parts still shine through, and this collection is a delectable document of this forgotten phase of the mid-70s West Coast music world.This sound is everywhere these days, echoing down the years, influencing the likes of Midlake, Haim, Gonzales, John Grant, Ariel Pink, Jonathan Wilson, Rhye, Devendra Banhart, Darkside, Destroyer, Phoenix, out to the more discofied sounds of Chromeo, Breakbot, Holy Ghost! and Todd Terje. And what was Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories', if not an album entirely dedicated to late 70s L.A.? (And indeed Thomas and Guy recorded with some of the most legendary late 70s studio musicians, quite a few of whom appear in younger guises on this very compilation).
Released: June 2022
Label: How Do You Are?
1. Ned Doheny – Get It Up For Love
2. Micky Denne And Ken Gold – Let's Put Our Love Back Together
3. Rupert Holmes – Deco Lady
4. White Horse – Over And Done With
5. Browning Bryant – Liverpool Fool
6. Nicolette Larson – Lotta Love
7. Alessi Brothers – Do You Feel It?
8. Photoglo – Steal Away
9. Brian Elliot – Room To Grow
10. Chicago – Saturday In The Park
11. Don Brown – Shut The Door
12. Matthew Larkin Cassell – Rendezvous
13. Pages – If I Saw You Again
14. The Doobie Brothers – Losin' End
15. Fleetwood Mac – Sugar Daddy
16. Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
17. David Batteau – Spaceship Earth
18. Tony Joe White – I've Got A Thing About You Baby
19. Jan Hammer Group – Don't You Know