Wednesday, 1 October 2008


Den Harrow - Bad Boy (5:50)
when Italo disco started getting huge international success in 1984 and 1985, many of the rather faceless producers and DJs needed front persons to cope with the demand for TV and live performances and would get gorgeous looking models to do playback - Den Harrow (invention of master producers Chieregato and Turatti) is one of the most well-known examples of this - the name itself is a cunningly anglicised version of the Italian word for money, 'denaro', and a cute bit of irony that wouldn't have been lost on Italian audiences (there are in fact many examples of these linguistic in-jokes with the names for Italo acts); as for the music, although by now the style was much more commercial, the early Den Harrow singles are epic majestic masterpieces of composition with trademark huge dramatic instrumental intros leading into some of the most memorable songs of the era

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