I recently had the pleasure of an e-mail from a guy called Ron Kutulas who offered to send me some Smylonylon tapes I didn't have. I still have a bunch that I've not posted (because I'm too lazy) but what I'm mostly missing are the early ones, such as this one.
As you can see the tracks are largely early disco with lots of synths and weird foreign stuff.
I'm particularly crazy about the Ibrahim Tatlises track but if you search for this track as titled, another lame ballad comes up. So either this is an earlier version of the track or else it's a different one. Would love any info from someone who knows.
Also, Ron Kutulas wanted me to particularly point out the Bappi Lahiri track which is an Indian cover of Buggles' Video Killed the Radio Star.
I was also recently invited to be on Shoreditch Radio's show Dance Dance Dance to the Radio. You can hear the show and the track I picked to recommend (Luther by Matthias Zimmerman) at minute 38:10 here.
Smylonylon 13 tracklisting
Side A (download)
Mike Post - The Rockford File
Fantastic Experience - Get It Right
Juggy Murry Jones - Inside America Pt. 2
Willie & Mighty Magnificent - Funky (8) Corners Pt. 1
Magnetic Sounds - Super Erotica
McLane Explosion - Love In Space
Space Factory - Radio Activity
Super Erotica - Performance
Rod McKuen - Easy In
Tchou Tchou Combo - Hooray For Love
Fusun onal - Insanciklar
Ibrahim Tatlises - Yalnizim (download rip)
Fusun onal - Ah Nerede
Bappi Lahiri - Auva Auva . . .(download)
Irwin Goodman - Poing Poing Poing
Side B (download)
McLane Explosion - Space Police
Performance - Dynamite Dragster
Gas - Odessa
Harpers Bizarre 4 - I Love You, Alice B. Toklas
The Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense & Peppermints
Noel Harrison - Museum
I. Ledesma - Faster Than A Speeding Bullet (buy)
Raymond Lefevre - Rockytrain
Lee Jackson - Satisfaction
Freedom Machine - Free Love
Average Disco Band - Eleanor Rigby
Muzak - Cherokee
Neely Blumb - My Funky Valentine
Rahul Dev Burman - Dil Diya Hai (buy)