NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #273 ~ 06-12-21]

Pictured: Adriana Kaegi & August Darnell.

For ZE [Records] first release [label founder Michael] Zilkha re-recorded “Disco Clone” with his Franco- American girlfriend, Cristina Monet-Palaci, a Harvard dropout and Village Voice contributor. Engineered by Bob Blank, who had risen to industry renown with sharp, tight disco mixes such as Musique’s “In the Bush,” the result placed the four-on-the-floor bass drum, metronomic hi-hats, and Latinized piano lines of disco under the vocalist’s shaky incantation of the line “I’m a disco clone.” The ingeniousness of recording a disco track that poked fun at the genre’s assembly line quality was only let down by its inauspicious execution. “Cristina was very, very clever, but she wasn’t really a singer, and it also had twenty-four violinists doubled up and many, many horns,” recalls Zilkha…August Darnell became a pivotal creative figure at the label after Bob Blank introduced him to Zilkha. “No one in pop music today is as experimental as August Darnell.” The melting-pot producer also brought his sensibility to Cristina’s debut album. “It had a cinematic quality,” notes Zilkha. “It was like Kid Creole without someone who could sing very well.”

— Tim Lawrence, Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor 1980-1983.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 273 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Cristina — “Disco Clone” — Mutant Disco: A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm

Tala A.M. — “Black Gold” — African Funk Experimentals 1975 To 1978

The Surf Riders — “Rum Runner” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar, Vol. 3: Cheater Stomp!

Charlie Palomares Y Su Yuboney — “Vives Boogaloo” — Mag All Stars Vol. 3: The Best Of The Peruvian Orquestras Of The 50’s & 60’s

The Only Ones — “My Way Out Of Here” — Baby’s Got A Gun

Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth And Friends — “Enjoy Now While You’re Young” — Cambodian Psych-Out

The Edsels — “Let’s Go” — Ember 45rpm

IT’S MADISON TIME…

King Horror — “Loch Ness Monster” — Loch Ness Monster

THE SECOND SET

Nico Fidenco — “Thoughtless [from Emanuelle Nera]” — Black Emanuelle’s Groove

Jeff Simmons — “I’m in The Music Business” — Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up

Alemayehu Eshete — “Mekeyershin Salawq” — Ethiopiques Vol. 9: Alemayehu Eshete 1969-1974

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band — “Abba Zaba” — Safe As Milk [mono]

Ray & His Court — “Lo Sabia” — Cookie Crumbs: A Funk Anthology

The Duals — “Wait Up Baby” — Magnificent: 62 Classics From The Cramps’ Insane Collection

Ossie Hibbert & The Revolutionaries — “Collie In Dub” — Earthquake Dub

Big T. Tyler — “King Kong” — Lost & Found: Real R’n’B & Soul

Afrosound — “Carruseles” — The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol.1

Cem Karaca & Apaşlar — “Hudey” — Turkish Delights: 26 Beat, Psych & Garage Ultrarities From Beyond The Sea Of Marmara

THE THIRD SET

MC5 — “Borderline” — A-Square (Of Course): The Story of Michigan’s Legendary A-Square Records

Los Kings — “Empecemos (Let’s Start)” — Color De Trópico Vol 2 (Compiled By El Dragón Criollo Y El Palmas)

Watson And The Sherlocks — “Standing On The Corner” — Does Anybody Know I’m Here? Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America 1962-1972

Rungfah Puping — “Puyai Lee Santana (Chief Lee Santana)” — Luk Thung! The Roots Of Thai Funk: Zudrangma Vol. 3

Reigning Sound — “I’ll Cry” — Too Much Guitar

Super Jazz Des Jeunes — “Lonin” — Tanbou Toujou Lou: Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz, & Electric Folklore From Haiti 1960-1981

Wire — “Champs” — Pink Flag

El Rego et Ses Commandos — “Achuta” — El Rego

Ramsey Lewis Trio — “Black Eye Peas” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

Los Polares — “La Droga” — Algo Salvaje : Untamed 60s Beat And Garage Nuggets From Spain Vol. 1

THE FINAL SET

Kevin Ayers — “Shouting In A Bucket Blues” — Bananamour

Os Bongos — “Kazukuta” — Angola 70’s Vol. 2: 1974-1978

John Kongos — “Tokoloshe Man” — Kongos

Los Destellos — “Constelacion” — The Roots Of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru

Love Unlimited Orchestra — “I Wanna Stay” — Music Maestro Please

King Tubby & The Aggrovators — “Straight To I Roy’s Big Mouth” — Once Upon A Time At King Tubby’s

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

The Shadows — “Wonderful Land” — Shadows Are Go!

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