Esoteric Recordings begin a series of releases
drawn from TODD RUNDGREN’s extensive archive of recordings with the first stand
alone CD release of the DISCO JETS project, recorded in 1976 by TODD and his
group UTOPIA, featuring JOHN SIEGLER (Bass, Vocals), ROGER POWELL (Keyboards,
Vocals) and WILLIE WILCOX (Drums).
The DISCO JETS sessions took place at Bearsville
studios shortly after the release of TODD’s "Faithful” album and was a purely
instrumental affair recorded "tongue in cheek” with sights firmly set upon the
current trends of the time such as the US Bi-Centennial celebrations, Disco
music, Science Fiction movies such as STAR WARS and the CB Radio fad. Featuring
some memorable soloing from RUNDGREN and POWELL, the impressive ‘SPACE WAR’ and
the memorable cover of the "STAR TREK” theme, the DISCO JETS project would
languish in the vaults for several decades before appearing as part of a
Japanese only compilation, now long deleted.
The ESOTERIC RECORDINGS release of DISCO JETS has
been newly re-mastered from the master tapes and is sure to appeal to all TODD
RUNDGREN and UTOPIA aficianados.
Our Price: £10.95
SPIRIT OF ‘76