Wednesday, January 25, 2006
The "Crisco Disco" album
(photo from andrejkoymasky.com)
hmm.. I wonder what that he's planning to do with that giant greasy fist :-P
Brilliant cover! Not only the name of a notorious, long gone New York City nightspot but a common moniker for this infamous album. Definitely something I'd like to get a hold of one day.. So far I know that Slide - Easy In.. was a project by famed poet, songwriter and composer Rod McKuen. According to McKuen himself, it was a send-up of disco, or in his words "(of the) put a disco beat behind it and it will sell movement," so I'm not sure how it sounds. Even so, some of the tracks sound interesting especially "Don't Drink The Orange Juice" dedicated to noted singer and homophobe Anita Bryant and "Amor Amor" which, ironically enough, was a hit in parts of Europe. Unfortunately (or fortunately, if you're a collector) when they released the album there, they took away the uh.. suggestive (if that's the right word) original cover in favour of this ultra cheesy replacement (corrected link).. Very Important Disco indeed.. Not to mention the requisite sexy, anonymous female model on the inside..
Unfortunately it doesn't look like there will be a CD release anytime soon if Rod McKuen has anything to do with it.. Even if the album doesn't get reissued, a poster repro of the cover would do just fine.. Just curious if, on the off-chance, anyone out there has heard this one..
*Side note: Thanks to Dreamtimemix for linking me :-)
ROD MCKUEN DISCUSSES 'SLIDE - EASY IN'..
THE JUICY LIFE - CRISCO DISCO (SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM PARAGRAPHS)
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