August '17

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Coming up we'll be checking out albums by TERYLENE, THE RIBBONS, BIBBI, POOSH and more.

PETER M. - Get Up And Dance (1985)

Atlantic/WEA, ATH4060
Producer: Thokoza Memela
Engineer: Dave Segal
Recorded at: RPM Studios


Fantastic mid-80s disco-soul driven by synth melodies and funky basslines. Typical of the early bubblegum years, songs contain escapist English lyrics ('Get Up And Dance', 'Shake Your Body', 'Let's Go Dancing') and the influences are all American. Produced by Thokoza Memela (Fani S'Khosana, Bibi Msomi) and released on the Atlantic imprint, rare in SA for local releases ahead of the subsequent rise of WEA (Warner Elektra Atlantic), later renamed Tusk.