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Disco Inferno
Disco Inferno
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Trammps
Title: Disco Inferno
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 4/16/1991
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Disco, By Decade, 1970s, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075678223723

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Pamela Scarangello | Middletown, NJ USA | 05/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Trammps' "Disco Inferno" was released way back in 1976 when Studio 54 was jam-packed with fabulous celebrities and unlimited sex and drugs were within an arm's reach. Just recently, I managed to buy this digitally remastered dance classic from Sound Exchange, an out-of-the-way record store in Tampa. Upon hearing the first few seconds of "Body Contract Contact," (a witty number about two lovers signing a dotted line), I realized that the music isn't outdated at all. Unlike other disco and funk hits of the decade, this EP hasn't worn off its golden shine. Not only is it as soulful and free-spirited now as it was back in the band's heydey, but the six tracks really give listeners their toe-tapping money's worth. The fiery title song alone is over ten minutes in length, and that delivers more than enough flash and groove to spread the love around. As for the radio-friendly subject matter: "Body Contract," "Starvin'," "Dark Side of the Moon," and "You Touch my Hot Line" are about the hills and chasms of intimate love. "Don't Burn No Bridges" is a cautionary tale that reminds individuals (both black and white) to treat other people with respect. Finally, "Inferno" brilliantly encompasses the entire lifesyle of the movement while addressing the fight against violence in African-American communities (indirectly, of course). The funny thing about this album is that The Trammps (who consisted of singer Jimmy Ellis, guitarist Norman Harris, bassist Stanley Wade and Robert Upchurch and Earl Young on organ and keyboards) were never a big commercial success in the 1970's, despite having three Top Ten hits in the R&B category. Nevertheless, the group's tunes have survived and even now they can deliver a real positive message while crossing racial boundaries. Forget hip-hop and gangsta rap, everyone...disco is back in a big way!! Oh, and the next time you are wandering through your nearest neighborhood vinyl shop seeking potential dance floor hits to make the next rave party memorable, I joyfully recommend you also get some stuff by The Village people, KC and the Sunshine Band, Jamiroquai, Madonna, and Army of Lovers."
Stepping back in time
J. B. Macklin | 03/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a good album that captures the tune of the times. Of course, everyone knows Disco Inferno, yet there are other tunes here that will take you back in the day. This showcases the Tramps that their best."
1976...a year B4 "Saturday Night Fever"
Bad Willow | Sunnydale,USA | 07/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To the pop masses "Disco Inferno" is all the Trammps one needs to know.This whole album is just as good as that one song,especially "It Feels Like I've Been Livin' On The Dark Side Of The Moon".Legend has it that John Travolta hand picked the previous released songs on SNF and "Disco Inferno" was one of the songs that made the cut.While that is a tremendous song,give these other songs at try.You won't be dissapointed.

P.S. "Disco Inferno" and the rest of this album came out a year BEFORE "Saturday Night Night Fever".It was NOT new or written especially for that movie like most of those Bee Gees songs."