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Saturday October 11th, 2014 with ELORIOUS CAIN
MORE SPACE DISCO

During the 1970's there was a general obsession with the possibilities of space travel and the greatly anticipated introduction to aliens: visitors from outer space. It wasn't surprising that a whole musical movement would evolve out of Europe that was completely preoccupied with that obsession. Combining ROCK with electronic beat patterns and sound effects started the style that would quickly become part of the standard DISCO boom of the mid 1970's. By the late 1970's hundreds of artists from different genres of music would successfully dabble in what was one of the most exciting flavours of DISCO. It was one of the genres that outlasted the ridiculous "death of disco". Conflicting opinions about the SPACE DISCO genre revolve around the different influences of two groups: the Franco-Italian band ROCKETS, and the French group SPACE. The music of ROCKETS (or LES ROCKETS) began as a combination or HEAVY METAL ROCK and ELECTRONIC DISCO. While SPACE offered a pure ELECTRONIC DISCO sound which has been compared to varieties of TRANCE, GOA and TECHNO. After all SPACE DISCO was the first Electronic genre! It is also important to remember the dozens of other amazing acts produced their own SPACE DISCO like ARPADYS, THE DROIDS, FINAL OFFSPRING and SPACE ART in France, AUTOMAT and HERMAN'S ROCKET in Italy, and KEBEKELEKTRIK, THE IMMORTALS, DOGS OF WAR and CHARLIE MIKE SIERRA in Canada. Many other Disco artists like CERRONE, BONEY M, DEE D. JACKSON, MECO and GIORGIO MORODER also offered their own unique takes on SPACE DISCO.
GREEN CREATURE
HERMAN'S ROCKET - SPACE WOMAN (LP) - MUCHO GUSTO
EYES SHADE
SPACE ART - TRIP TO THE CENTER HEAD (LP) - CARRERE
THE RISE
AUTOMAT - AUTOMAT (LP) - EMI
THE ADVANCE
AUTOMAT - AUTOMAT (LP) - EMI
THE GENUS
AUTOMAT - AUTOMAT (LP) - EMI
PHONIC
CRISTAL - 12" - CROCOS
CONQUEST OF MUNDHORA
FINAL OFFSPRING - THE DESTRUCTION OF MUNDHORA (LP) - CARRERE
ROBOT'S ORDERS
FINAL OFFSPRING - THE DESTRUCTION OF MUNDHORA (LP) - CARRERE
MESSAGE
FINAL OFFSPRING - THE DESTRUCTION OF MUNDHORA (LP) - CARRERE
(DO YOU HAVE) THE FORCE
THE DROIDS - 12" - BARCLAY
FUTURE WOMAN
LES ROCKETS - 12" - DERAM
SPACE ROCK
ROCKETS - 12" - DECCA
MAGIC FLY
SPACE - 12" - ABLE
AIR FORCE
SPACE - DELIVERANCE (LP) - VOGUE
IMAGINATION
ROMANELLI - CONNECTING FLIGHT (LP) - 21
FINAL SIGNAL
SPACE - JUST BLUE (LP) - CASABLANCA
BATTLE OF THE STARS
CHARLIE MIKE SIERRA - ON THE MOON (LP) - KEBEC-DISC Canadian
SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME (DJF 400 MONTAG MIXED)
SPACE - youtube
THE ULTIMATE WARLORD (REMIX)
THE IMMORTALS - 12" - UNIDISC Canadian
THE EVE OF THE WAR (SPECIAL DISCO RE-MIX featuring JUSTIN HAYWARD)
JEFF WAYNE - 12" - COLUMBIA
NOUS SAVONS TOUT
SPACE ART - 12" - IF
STONE ROLLER
ARPADYS - ARPADYS (LP) - POLYDOR
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
ROCKETS - ON THE ROAD AGAIN (LP) - POLYDOR
STAR ODYSSEY
SMASH - 12" - TOTEM Canadian
WARLORD (PART 2)
THE IMMORTALS - 12" - UNIDISC Canadian
SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME
SPACE - JUST BLUE (LP) - CASABLANCA
Interactive CKCU
Niall
Augh, I shall miss another Space Disco mix! at least live - thank goodness for On Demand!

6:36 PM, October 8th, 2014
Bid
It is so difficult to find Space Disco. I found a couple of Meco albums but the European stuff you are going to play are impossible to find. I'm waiting! :)

7:14 PM, October 9th, 2014
Professor Mike
Can't wait to hear it

10:44 AM, October 10th, 2014
bb
Always intriguing me with your gems

10:25 PM, October 10th, 2014
David Seares
U did a good introduckion to this show. I'm in outerspace!

1:06 PM, October 11th, 2014
VH3
nice intro. Tuned in!

1:07 PM, October 11th, 2014
Ute
Gotta say this sounds like dutch prog trance from the 1990's.

1:10 PM, October 11th, 2014
Samson
Mr. Cain - great bio good info nice retro electronic music.

1:20 PM, October 11th, 2014
Giovanni
My wife and I are enjoying this radiocast very much today. We were teenagers growing up in Napoli where there were special underground parties called the zodiaks that were in different locals each weeks end. they were dark with a dj spinning space disco and lost of lazers. Everyone wore white or space costumes. they were like the raves now without drugs.

1:32 PM, October 11th, 2014
Stefan
Perfect for a sweet Saturday afternoon. Cheers

1:38 PM, October 11th, 2014
Elorious Cain (host)
Thanks for the incredible response people!

1:40 PM, October 11th, 2014
Jerremy
Went to a space party in England back in the day.

1:53 PM, October 11th, 2014
fan in Montreal
If you could - play the original version of "Save your love for me" please. Like that remix but the original is forever.

2:17 PM, October 11th, 2014
Elorious Cain (host)
To the nice person in Montreal - If I can't fit it in today I shall play it during the upcoming funding drive!

2:23 PM, October 11th, 2014
Stefan
Space disco is best disco! Check out Laser by Laser, fav rare track.

2:29 PM, October 11th, 2014
Elorious Cain (host)
Stefan, I couldn't find that. Maybe later I'll get lucky. Hope you and everybody else enjoyed the show.

3:01 PM, October 11th, 2014
Stefan
Youtube's got it. Thanks for the show!

3:03 PM, October 11th, 2014
Teknobrat
Future Woman and Magic Fly Space Disco anthems with no doubt :-) T.

3:28 PM, October 11th, 2014
M. Riel
Merci de jouer ce Quebecois poisseux enregistre par le Fracas. Je l'appr├ęciais toujours et ne me suis jamais attendu l'entendre de nouveau!

8:51 PM, October 11th, 2014
M. Riel
le Fracas - SMASH!

8:56 PM, October 11th, 2014
Norman
It was blast hearing the rockets and herman's rocket again. Fun show.

10:06 AM, October 12th, 2014
Jonathan
This program touched my soul while driving down Hunt Club. Space disco <3

11:57 AM, October 12th, 2014
Louis
great music love it

11:21 PM, October 12th, 2014
hh9
Exactly what you need

4:28 PM, October 13th, 2014
Kuba Maye
Awesome driving music, for the interstellar journeys that is :)

7:43 PM, October 13th, 2014
Jacob
I finally managed to hear this show. this is FUN music.

4:33 AM, October 16th, 2014
Niall
Ahhh, I listened to a lot of this style when younger - SPACE's Magic Fly and Ballad for Space Lovers is a well-worn 45 my sister picked up when it was released. Jeff Wayne, MECO, all stuff we had. (I much preferred Meco's side B, Other Galactic Funk, for one... presaging my current taste in psy/trance/goa, maybe?) Much thanks for this blast to the past future past!

9:20 PM, October 16th, 2014
Elorious Cain (host)
My pleasure Niall and to all of you good people who tuned in 'on demand'!

3:03 PM, October 17th, 2014
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