Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice

We were quite surprised here @ Dublin Bus when we discovered this marvellous slab of off-kilter disco by none other than Yoko Ono. Our policy here in the Dublin Bus Towers is to give hippies a hard time. Believe me, we don't like 'em. And if there's anything we can do to stop them cycling around like they own the place with their bags of fruit & vegetables we'll do it. You can imagine our surprise when we came across this gem by the queen of all hippy mothers herself.

Full of gangly, lurky guitar chops over a bassline that reminds you of Norman Watt-Roy [of Ian Dury & the Blockheads] with a relentless disco beat all reminds of The Clash in their better, more 'Magnificent Seven-ish' moments.

How Yoko fits in with all of this is still a mystery to me. Some time in New York was obviously involved, as was the case with 'The Clash' & 'Magnificent Seven'. But her haunting vocals are certainly "right on target" as they say on the telly. Played by Sir Larry Levan @ the Paradise Garage to some lucky lads & lasses. Lucky people.

'Walking..' makes an appearence on Strut records' excellent Disco Not Disco compilation which they released way back in 2000 before shutting up shop & reappearing recently under the wing of !K7 Records.

Strut / !K7 Records have released a number of compilations, all of which are worth a gander.

Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice [brand new link]

And the sign said long haired freaky people...

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