Jason Forrest, 'The Unrelenting Songs of the 1979 Post Disco Crash' (Sonig)

7
The Unrelenting Songs of the 1979 Post Disco Crash
Critical Mass
Label: Sonig

by Nate Patrin

Any smarmy hack can slap on a Fu Manchu and cop some Travolta moves, but it takes a fearless artist to turn the radio pop of the much-maligned '70s into an aesthetic revelation. Here, former WFMU DJ and IDM miscreant Jason Forrest gives me-decade sound chunks--mirror-ball disco, classic rock, bubblegum pop--a loving blastoff. One track pits the Cars and Creedence Clearwater Revival in a pinball battle to the death, another gives Elton John electronic boob implants. It's both subversive and respectful, vaporizing mash-up amateurism and retro pretense on contact.

BUY:

Amazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Will Butler — You Must Be Kidding " 03:54
  • 2 Clarence Clarity — 1-800-WORSHIP " 04:30
  • 3 The Knocks — Dancing With Myself " 00:00
  • 4 Lady Gaga — Till It Happens to You " 03:24
  • 5 Chelsea Lankes — Too Young to Fall in Love " 03:11
  • 6 YELLE — MOTEUR ACTION (SOPHIE & A. G. Cook Remix) " 03:02
  • 7 Holly Miranda — All I Want Is to Be Your Girl " 02:35

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA