Label: How Do You Are? - none • Series: Too Slow To Disco • Format: 19x, File MP3, Compilation 320 kbps • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Soft Rock
And those blue-eyed soul boy, groove geniuses certainly were hot stuff. But their ambitious recording and partying antics, which we documented on Too Slow To Disco volumes 1 and 2, were mostly a guy-centred drama where the women seemed to Dandelion - Rolling Stones* - 30 Greatest Hits just decorations, mere backing vocalists to the men up front.
Fighting bigger battles even to be heard, the women of Too Slow To Disco represent the vanguard of female pop. They also happen to represent some of the finest, most enduring pop music of those years. Sure, some of these names you know.
They brought new subjects to the studio, righteously loved to this day for finding new ways and new tones in which to express every emotion. And they groove just as hard as the men of course. Take the amazing Franne Golde. Or Evie Sands, the gamin soulster whose sixties would-be breakthrough hit was stolen from her and given to another artist right under her nose.
Leah was the younger sister of Cass Elliot from the Mamas and the Papas, and perhaps wary of comparisons mostly lived the session singer life until she stepped out into the limelight in the late Its The Falling In Love - Various - The Ladies Of Too Slow To Disco with this lost gem.
Pop is notoriously over-concerned with surfaces, and as a result writers have traditionally played second-fiddle to performers, background figures rarely accorded their dues. But for women writers back in the sixties and seventies this was an even harder battle with the low expectations of high chauvinism. But above all this is about the music, that vaulting ambition that pours out of these arrangements, lyrics and melodies, all played by the finest musicians the LA scene could muster.
So take a trip with us, and round out your picture of a decade. The style is still Too Slow To Disco. But the inspiration and the achievement is all woman. Compiled by Dj Supermarkt marcus tooslowtodisco.