Various Artists

Too Slow To Disco - Volume 1

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Soft rock, vanilla funk, yacht rock... they're all different names for the same thing. Gone are the days when people laughed at the LA sound from the late 70s / early 80s era with its super-smooth, lavish, luxury-laden excesses. This sound is everywhere these days, echoing down the years, influencing the likes of Midlake, Haim, John Grant, Ariel Pink, out to the more discofied sounds of Chromeo, Breakbot, and Todd Terje. And what was Daft Punk’s "Random Access Memories", if not an album entirely dedicated to late 70s LA? Our friends at the label How Do You Are? unearthed some of the lesser-known but still beautiful mood music of this period, by people who were often still starting out, or would write their biggest hits years later, but who surfed the West Coast wave penning some total gems. With this first volume of "Too Slow To Disco" they want to share some of the great acts and songs that made the mid-late 70s California scene so awesome. Even though this is not officially a City Slang release, we helped the guys who curated this gem. Because we love the stories behind the music and we love the chills these tunes send down our spine.


1. Get It Up For Love - Ned Doheny
2. Let's Put Our Love Back Together - Micky Denne And Ken Gold
3. Deco Lady - Rupert Holmes
4. Over And Done With It - White Horse
5. Liverpool Fool - Browning Bryant
6. Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson
7. Do You Feel It? - Alessi Brothers
8. Steal Away - Photoglo
9. Room To Grow - Brian Elliot
10. Saturday In The Park - Chicago
11. Shut The Door - Don Brown
12. Rendezvous - Matthew Larkin Cassel
13. I Saw You Again - Pages
14. Losin’ End - Doobie Brothers
15. Sugar Daddy - Fleetwood Mac
16. Steal Away - Robbie Dupree
17. Spaceship Earth - David Batteau
18. I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby - Tony Joe White
19. Don’t You Know - Jan Hammer Group

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