Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Gonna get you - This album is HOT!
Dion Dakis | Las Vegas, Nv | 07/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you want to hear what the original electronica-club sound sounded like, then get this CD. This is truly classic Euro-disco/Euro-club, or should I say "Euro-electro-disco-club" from the early 80s. The most popular track on this album is "The Best Part of Breaking Up" which pushed Roni Griffith, along with producer Bobby Orlando, into the spotlight. The album contains other Euro/club classics such as "Desire," "Take Me Out," "Love Is The Drug," and "Spys." One of my All Time favorite classic euro-dance hits is of course from Roni Griffith and is on this album, the title is "Spys." The thumping, yet hypnotic rhythm and bassline on "Spys" along with other tracks on this album just have to be heard. This album is a history lesson in the underground Euro-club hits from the 80s. Bobby Orlando took the bassline groove from the track "Desire" and pushed it very closely onto a track for The Flirts titled "PASSION." By all means try and find as many classics as you can from " "O" Records." This album gets 5+ stars all the way."
Welcome re-release of disco from the 80's
A. Griffiths | London | 04/10/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As soon as the first song starts, you know you're in for a vintage Bobby O production. That familiar thudding bassline and air-headed girly lyrics run through the whole album. Fans of The Flirts should definitely check this out.
Actually, the production is a lot more minimal than later Bobby O productions, and I think it benefits from this, as it accentuates the robotic synthesized rhythm of the music just that little bit more. Many fans draw attention to the track "Spys" in particular, and it's certainly a memorable one, built almost entirely around a heavy rolling bass line in the "I Feel Love" mode that Bobby also copied for a lot of other songs such as "Native Love" by Divine. Shame they are all short versions though, especially as "Desire" was released in an extended version on single.
In fact, there are some other Roni Griffith tracks that never appeared on the original album, such as "Mondo Man" or "I Want Your Lovin", but of course Hot Records have done their typical short-change job and not supplied any bonus tracks whatsoever. Let's hope that Unidisc from Canada, who have re-released all The Flirts CD's with bonus extras, might feel inclined to do the same for Roni, as her total output would probably fit comfortably on one 80 minute package. But anyway, if you like the sparser, thumping disco beat of the early 80's, give this a try. Roni, where are you now?"
Dion Dakis | 06/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Roni Griffith's 1982 debut album is a Hi-NRG/Eurodisco classic. It contains all the classics like "Love Is A Drug", "(The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up" and her 1981 smash "Desire". This album was produced by Hi-NRG king Bobby Orlando and was released on his label "O" Records. NOTE TO COLLECTORS : "Desire" is the single version on here (seek the "Best Of O Records Vol 1" for the original 12 Inch). "Voodoo Man" and "Spys" are the original B-Sides to the 12 Inch Single too "(The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up". My personal favorite on this classic is "Take Me Out", gotta love the Bobby O' bassline and new wave synth sounds, it's soooooo early 80's. Thank you "Hot Productions" for bringing this back to earth."