Saturday, January 30, 2010

Venus Gang

Venus Gang was another creation of French superstar genius producer/composer Jean-Pierre Massiera, who was affiliated with Cosmic Hearse favorites, Rockets. For three decades Massiera masterminded a number of brilliant conceptual musical entities with a fondness for schlock sci fi and funky beats. Venus Gang was Massiera's attempt throw his beret into the ring of disco. Galactic Soul was Venus Gang's only album, but a number of minor hit singles ensued. Play this at your next future-of-the-seventies coke party and watch silver space panties hit the dance floor.

12 comments:

TMM said...

I can dig a mutant Donna Summers too

abw said...

Great album, thanks for sharing. 1978 must have been a great year for disco in France, seeing how Black Devil - Disco Club was released the same year. If you have not heard it, it is highly recommended. If "melancholic" is a term that can be combined with "disco", Black Devil nails it.

Aesop said...

Black Devil was amazing, ABW, France was pretty amazing in the '70s. I plan to post that record here eventually

Anonymous said...

http://deadpandas.blogspot.com/2008/10/black-devil-disco-club-1978.html

wireless darkness said...

follower/brother, if you wish, i know of an entire blogspot that is dedicated to him if you wish...

Robert Price said...

Makes Kano sound pedestrian- The Disco Mondo Cane theme takes the cake

Scott Bowers said...

Pretty great

meltedrubbersoul said...

I'm so glad those creatures from the Omega man finally made something of their lives.

I like disco, it gets a bad rap for a lot of good reasons, but there's some pretty funky shite in there too.

Have you ever checked out Fantasmi Macchina? That dude goes crazy over this kinda stuff.

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Phil Vas said...

Got any Georgio Moroder?

Mario said...

Hi Aesop
May I use the picture of Venus Gong on the cover of a book containing my Maltese poems (print run 500). If in the affirmative, who do I acknolwedge for the permission?
Tnks and regards
Mario

Aesop said...

I don't own that photograph.

Brainticket said...

Any chance you can re-post the rockets 1976 debut LP? The link is down and I would be very grateful for this.
My thanks for your good work here.