ZE 30: ZE Records Story 1979-2009

ZE 30: ZE Records Story 1979-2009

     
 

Despite some overlap, Strut's ZE 30: ZE Records Story 1979-2009 complements the 2003 expanded reissue of Mutant Disco -- a two-disc comp released by the then-revitalized ZE label, presumably out of circulation at the time of this set's release. Strut didn't come up with a definitive look at one of theSee more details below

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Despite some overlap, Strut's ZE 30: ZE Records Story 1979-2009 complements the 2003 expanded reissue of Mutant Disco -- a two-disc comp released by the then-revitalized ZE label, presumably out of circulation at the time of this set's release. Strut didn't come up with a definitive look at one of the maverick labels of the late '70s early '80s. Instead, it chose to go rather deep while throwing in a few of the singles that received a great deal of rotation in underground clubs (such as Was [Not Was]' "Tell Me That I'm Dreaming," oddball disco-funk at its baddest, unless you count the same band's "Wheel Me Out"). Only the most knowledgeable DJs and disco fanatics have known about some of the inclusions, like Sympho-State's brisk and elegant "You Know What I Like," the B-side of a one-off arranged by Carlos Franzetti (a Fania and Kid Creole associate) that features Leroy Burgess (Black Ivory, Logg) and Christine Wiltshire (Aural Exciters, Musique). A couple cuts -- the long version of Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream" and the Larry Levan remix of Kid Creole & the Coconuts' "Something Wrong in Paradise" -- appeared just a few years prior on ZE's Mutant Disco, Vol. 3: Garage Sale. Late ZE signing Michael Dracula, from Glasgow, justify their presence with a dread-filled fun-time collision of ZE vets Lydia Lunch, Cristina, and the Waitresses.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/2009
Label:
Strut Records
UPC:
0730003304729
catalogNumber:
47
Rank:
229151

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Tracks

  1. Tell Me That I'm Dreaming  -  Was (Not Was)
  2. Deputy of Love  -  Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band
  3. Things Fall Apart  -  Cristina
  4. Hard-Boiled Babe  - Lizzy Mercier Descloux
  5. Jukebox Babe  - Alan Vega
  6. The Beat Goes On  -  Casino Music
  7. Roving Eye  -  James Chance & The Contortions
  8. Something Wrong in Paradise  -  Kid Creole & the Coconuts
  9. You Know What I Like @@Sympho-State
  10. Bustin' Out  -  Material
  11. Maladie d'Amour  -  Aural Exciters
  12. Dream Baby Dream  -  Suicide
  13. What Can I Do for You  -  Michael Dracula
  14. Re Bop Electronic  -  Garçons

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Martin Bisi   Producer
James Chance   Producer
Ric Ocasek   Producer
Bill Laswell   Composer
Carlos Franzetti   Arranger
Nona Hendryx   Composer
Lizzy Mercier Descloux   Composer,Lyricist
Martin Rev   Composer
Alan Vega   Producer
Michael Beinhorn   Composer
Bob Blank   Producer
Sonny Bono   Composer
August Darnell   Composer,Producer
Andy "Coatimundi" Hernandez   Composer,Producer
Mark Mazur   Composer
David Weiss   Composer,Producer
Don Was   Producer
Allen Wentz   Arranger
Kris Needs   Liner Notes,Sleeve Notes,Track Notes
Ronnie Drayton   Composer
Michel Esteban   Producer
Michael Zilkha   Producer
Patrick Vidal   Composer
Emily McLaren   Composer
Michel Bassignani   Composer,Producer
Ron Rogers   Composer

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