2014-10-22


orchester fritz maldener
- speedy buggy (1973)
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if you can get past the seriously uncool looking chicks in the "buggy," and fritz himself wearing a fur cap (like dr. zhivago) in mid summer, you'll find that this record absolutely rocks! it reminds me of james last but funkier, with plenty fender rhodes and gorgeous girl / boy chorus action.
favourite tracks include the breezy summer of "open window," and lowdown cool brass of "speedy buggy."
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01 - rockin' voices
02 - red flame
03 - open window
04 - speedy buggy
05 - scotch pub
06 - non stop dancing
07 - wild luck
08 - top snob
09 - riding easy
10 - half note-shuffle
11 - pay attention
12 - short walk
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13 comments:

The Higher-Than-Fi Collaborative. said...

Speedy Buggy is a SENSATIONAL LP. Nice mix of a TV vibe, BIG brass, and vocals. I just can't get enough of the vocals on Top Snob -- especially the male vocals coupled with muted trumpet(?). What the hell is that sound they're creating. Just wild. Thanks for posting. I put a link up for detour at higherthanfi. You do a great blog. Thanks for all the hard work.

detour said...

thanks higherthanfi, this is a really fun lp, and it's great to hear that you are enjoying it.
nice blog yourself. i've visited before.
that cover with the amazing marching machine is fantastic! busy pulling down gentlerains lp. thanks!

ish said...

Thanks much for this. I've linked you up at my MPS blog called Magical Purple Sunshine.

http://mps-love.blogspot.com/

detour said...

hey ish, no problem. you have a great site. i'm so excited to dig a little deeper in the mps archives. i'm busy uploading a mps horst jankowski release you don't have yet, so add that too.
added a link, thanks.

alphabet said...

Great Blog, I just found out about it from MPS-Love... Thanks!!

detour said...

sure alphabet. welcome and enjoy...

litlgrey said...

Hey, do you happen to know if ALL the tracks are Maldener originals? I expect they might be, but in particular I am having trouble finding the correct attribution on track 11, "Pay Attention."

detour said...

Hey Lil Grey, apologies for the Long delay...catching up with the blog again. "Pay Attention" is attributed to Dave Rosenholz. The only Maldener track is "Riding easy."

litlgrey said...

Ahhh, THANK you !!

detour said...

Link updated.

Carl Howard said...

Wow, detour... you're really back! I thought you'd given up on this blog years ago

detour said...

Lol yeah I'm still alive. Busy making a new compilation and sharing with friends in Texas, so I tidied up a bit :)

Carl Howard said...

Ahh, very nice!