- Audio CD (April 16 1995)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Umvd Special Markets
- ASIN: B0000047QG
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
|2. Rock & Roll Is Back Again|
|3. Ready For The 80's|
|4. Save Me (Ballad)|
|5. Save Me (Up Tempo)|
|6. Hot Cop|
|7. Fire Island|
|8. Medley: San Francisco (You've Got Me)/ In Holly...|
|9. Macho Man|
|10. In The Navy|
The true GREATNESS of this one comes from the studio cuts that are simply the best tunes Village People ever released. My favorite all-time VP song (hands down) is "Rock N' Roll Is Back Again." I saw them "perform" this on Dick Clark's 'New Year's Rockin' Eve '79-'80" and was floored. I also saw them do it (another lip-synch) on the Playboy Roller Disco Party at Hef's pad in '79...and it killed! CLASSIC non-disco Village People (although the beat is still there!)
The other great songs: "Ready For The '80's," (another VP Classic!)"Save Me," (Alex Briley-led ballad deluxe) and "Sleazy" (David Hodo's grimy sleazefest) have lost none of their shine in the 25 years since they were unleashed. The one down moment is the uptempo version of "Save Me" which simply sounds like filler for lack of material.
Village People were all about fun. Campy and exagerated. No more - no less. I never cared that their sexual habits got more publicity than their music. This album is ALL about the music.
Listen to "Live And Sleazy" and you'll hear one of the last great gasps of the dying disco phenomenon. Too bad in a way because it sure sounds likes Village People were just hitting their stride. ENJOY!
But what the heck, this is fun listenable music! If you can listen to the Village People without the urge to bust a move or two (whether in private or public) you just don't have rhythm. Classic hits like YMCA and In the Navy still get radio play from time to time, but this collection of live performances will make you wonder how this group could ever have faded away from the music scene. Forget the camp, forget the costumes! Just listen to some outstanding, upbeat tunes!
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