Posted by DjPaulT on 8th June 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979
The Skatt Brothers (or Skatt Bros.) were viewed as Canada’s “straight” answer to America’s Village People. But in actuality there were quite different. In 1979, the band released “Walk the Night” which was widely popular, reaching #9 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Clup Play Chart in 1980. “Walk the Night” is considered the band’s cult classic and most famous release.
Some of the members of the Skatt Bros. actually did background vocals for the Villiage People, but minor studio only. It ‘s a bit of a coinsidence, since they are on the same label and they had the same management as the group KISS (Aucoin Management). Skatt Bros.were being marketed as a “Rock Disco/Straight Village People” group, since it was 1979 and record companies were backlashing against disco.
“Walk the Night” was a particular anthem of late ’70s gay male S/M. The Skatt Brothers were similar to the Village People, but with lyrics that were darker and more explicit, for example: “He’s got a rod beneath his coat/gonna ram right down your throat/make you grovel on the floor/spit, bump, and scream and beg for more.”
Walk The Night 5:24
Dancin’ For The Man 3:39
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint (company sleeve)
|1980||Walk The Night||U.S. Billboard Hot dance Club Play||#9|
Label: Casablanca Records
Catalog#: NBD 20209 DJ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Rock
Credits: Arranged By – Pete Pedersen, Skatt Bros., The*
Producer – Skatt Bros., The*, Ian Guenther & Willi Morrison*
FRom the Casablanca LP “STRANGE SPIRITS” NBLP 7192
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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