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4.0 out of 5 stars Humorous album from the late disco area, 18 Sept. 2003
This review is from: Off the Coast of Me: Remastered (Audio CD)
This flamboyant album blending disco, Caribbean and Latin American rhythms is full of fun, puns and tongue-in-chic humour. It has now been substantially enhanced with the addition of several 12-inch remixes that were previously only available as rare vinyl singles.
There’s a lovely interaction between the lead vocals of August Darnell and the Coconuts who are Brooksie Wells, Lourdes Cotto, Adriana Kaegi and Fonda Rae and the instrumental mix includes piano, guitar, vibes, percussion, bass and drums.
Maladie d’Amour is charming and soulful, while the title track has Kid Creole singing through what sounds like a vocoder with the Coconuts’ vocal coming through much stronger. Darrio is a gentle lilting disco number with the Coconuts imploring Darrio to get them into Studio 54, whilst Lilli Marlene is the old classic sung in the original German and given the disco treatment, quite a charming little number.
My favorite is Bogota Affair, a lovely song sung alternately in English and Spanish, about an elusive girlfriend that was seen in Bogota when she was supposed to be in Havana. Halfway through, the rhythm changes from brassy disco into a fast, flowing Latin style.
Although the album as a whole is uneven, the aforementioned tracks and others like Calypso Pan-American make this a very enjoyable album. If you like clever, intelligent lyrics over disco with a dash of Caribbean and Latin beats, you’ll love this album.
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