Ziabista Disco Polo !
March 17, 2007 12:46 PM   Subscribe

Disco Polo - It makes ITALO DISCO look like StockHausen, Disco Polo Is coming to rule the world (and fix your sink).
posted by sgt.serenity (13 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Apologies - there's a song that mentions something known as ' baya bongo' which is the best example of the genre - but fortunately i am unable to find it.
posted by sgt.serenity at 12:47 PM on March 17, 2007

There's nothing like a nice euro-trash hit song that marks summer- or ski holiday.

I wouldn't be able to muster this appreciative distance if they were dutch though.
posted by jouke at 1:05 PM on March 17, 2007

You know, once you put a bouncy 3/4 beat on something, it sounds like the funnest, most joyous thing in the world. This is true when Norteño bands sing about drug runners, and for all I know Polonia 1 is the northern European gangster polka station.
posted by ardgedee at 2:45 PM on March 17, 2007

I never danced to any disco polo, but I once trod in some.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 3:20 PM on March 17, 2007

Speaking of Italo Disco, I lived in Naples Italy with my father when I was a teenager during the 80's. When I left Italy in 1987, I was in a band called: Tous. Our singer, Michael Copson, had already recorded and released a song called, Storia, which got a bit of air-time in Italy and a soundtrack spot in a movie called Undici Giorni, Undici Notti (Eleven Days, Eleven Nights) You can listen to Storia here (real player)
posted by augustweed at 3:51 PM on March 17, 2007

Italo Disco is great genre.

Not so sure about Disco Polo. . .
posted by pwedza at 4:57 PM on March 17, 2007

The drone piece from the estimable Herr Stockhausen (attn: sgt.serenity, no need to capitalize the h) was very enjoyable. Thanks for that.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:22 PM on March 17, 2007

Thanks sarge.
posted by vronsky at 5:27 PM on March 17, 2007

Wieśniacy! Uwaga!
posted by Meatbomb at 7:25 PM on March 17, 2007

Apropos of nothing:
When pronouncing a word slowly and carefully, Polish speakers articulate and release each of the two consonants separately.

Very cute the first time you are talking wth Poles about ABBA. "Do you like abuhbah?"
posted by Meatbomb at 7:32 PM on March 17, 2007

Nie... no, ja pierdole.
posted by anatinus at 2:15 AM on March 18, 2007

sgt.serenity, the track you are thinking of is Baiao Bongo (music, lyrics) by the queen of Disco Polo herself, Shazza (wikipedia, pic, NSFW pic). I actually once saw her perform it, amongst other tracks, live.

This recent Warsaw Voice article gives a decent perspective of the Disco Polo's genre's basic history.
posted by Busy Old Fool at 12:38 PM on March 18, 2007

busy old fool, you are the man !
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:08 PM on March 18, 2007

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