This town was just plain right for me.”. And this was the town that not only kept them moving, it kept them grooving, and with energy. Close your eyes and let me take you to a place you never been. More precisely, Funkytown, Pennsylvania. “I can’t imagine much can change at this point,” Mayor Bridges added as she looked out over the abandoned disco factory complex as the wind carries a pair of sparkly hot pants into the spy. Compassionate new president Jimmy Carter had just taken office, the inspirational effects of Bicentennial Fever spread a residual air of optimistic and patriotism across the land, and hundreds of thousands of young people felt compelled to resettle in a small boomtown in Pennsylvania, just across the border from West Virginia. “We don’t know how to do anything else besides disco. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Verified Facts and Stories. If you want a massive robot a airplane or Pakistan Truck or something special customized for you, just let us know! Funky Town by Parchis (1979) Soul / Funk / Disco. All the while, they make promises they can’t keep, ones to which the once-hip residents of Funkytown are quite, as it were, hip. 3:45 PREVIEW Dancing Machine. Here you will find everything you need to know about Funky Town 3 piece funky disco band. We can realize everything you want! By the summer of 1980, Funkytown was a town in a funk, beset by economic depression, hardship, a high crime rate, and rampant drug addiction. The prosperity and abundance made it one of most attractive locales in the country. Every day is a day dream. Fifteen separate documentary crews profiled Funkytown for 15 separate documentaries that have aired on Vice, HBO, and Frontline. Check out Funky Town (From ''Shrek'') by Disco Fever on Amazon Music. Your Disco Needs You! NB 2233; Vinyl 7"). A division of Humorist Media LLC. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Pseudo Echo - Funky Town at Discogs. White men & women in afro wigs? He’s the author of several delightful books, wrote a musical about pirates, and came in third on Jeopardy! Well, I talk about it, Talk about it, Let me take you on a trip, just a simple journey. The Name of My Town - Single 2016 You Might Also Like. "Funkytown" is a 1980 disco song performed by Lipps Inc. and covered many times. Where ever you dream off, the Funky Town crew will realize your dream and build the stage customized en personilized by all your wishes. Mahiwagang Nunal by Vincent Daffalong (1980) Hip-Hop / Rap / R&B. “When Hillary came in, she told us to just accept that disco was a thing of the past and to accept new forms of music, and that we ought to have training in drum & bass, EDM, and electropop. It reached the top spot in the United States, Germany, Canada, … Suddenly, thousands of families whose entire livelihood depended on the thriving disco trade were left destitute and unemployed, wondering where from their next meal would come from. Lyrics to 'Funkytown' by Lipps, Inc.: Gotta make a move to a town that's right for me Town to keep me movin' Keep me groovin' with some energy. The classic promo video with the Musikladen Go-Go Girls dancing along with Debbie Jenner miming. He did his wife one better than just a funky town — he took her to the funky town. In the heady days of the late 1970s and very early 1980s, the area’s main employer was Lipps, Inc., a wax lips manufacturer that successfully rebranded itself as a disco factory. FUNKY TOWN is not only a beautiful " Concept " with the best music from Disco till Techno, "OhwNo! " Good old Days. It wasn’t just the closure of the Lipps, Inc. disco factory that killed Funkytown. Funky Town by Pseudo Echo (1986) Rock / Pop. Let me take you on a trip, just a simple journey. It was also covered by [Unknown Studio Artists], Vinddraget, Tanqueray Cowboys, The Hiltonaires [DE] and other artists. (executive producer). "Funkytown" is a song by American disco and funk group Lipps Inc. that was released as the lead single from their debut album Mouth to Mouth.The single ended up topping the charts in 18 different countries. But then something horrible and unfathomable occurred, something that destroyed Funkytown virtually instantly: disco died. Bruce Springsteen received five Grammy Award nominations for his 2017 Funkytown-themed concept album Disco and Dirt. Welcome to the Funky Town Facebook Page! Lipps, Inc. originally released Funkytown written by Steven Greenberg and Lipps, Inc. released it on the album Mouth to Mouth in 1979. 1976. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1986 Vinyl release of Funky Town on Discogs. You know this will be the ultimate Seduction. 1 talking about this. “The politicians always come through here, try to make an example of us,” recalls Mayor Alicia Bridges, a former disco worker and singer of the 1978 hit “I Love the Nightlife (Disco ‘Round).” “Trump came back in 2016, and gave us some lip service about how disco is ‘the most beautiful, exquisite music,” and that it was primed for a comeback, and that Funkytown will once again be the town to talk about, talk about, talk about, talk about.” Nevertheless, Funkytown voted for Trump by a 60-percent margin because he told the locals what they wanted to hear. 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Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown at Discogs. “Finally, the missus just straight up said to me one day, “Won’t you take me to a funky town?”. Brian Boone is a contributor to Funny or Die, Someecards, Splitsider, The Chive, and Looper, and his work has appeared on McSweeney’s, StarWipe, and many other fine humor and pop culture destinations. A journey full of sounds and beats. " A town that would keep him moving, keep him grooving with some energy. Mark Andrus (1991) Soul / Funk / Disco. 2. Featured peformers: Steven Greenberg (producer, writer), Steven Prods. The rhythm section especially. Newly renovated FunkyTown puts to rest those rumours of the demise of disco. Without disco, tertiary, disco-related industries in and around Funkytown were also affected. After a lovely day full of Disco and Funk we will take you on a journey. We present some Melodic Techno as desert. Funkytown (Digital Remix) by J. Most moved to coastal Virginia and became Christopher Cross and Michael McDonald impersonators. “You know, we’d talk about, talk about, talk about, talk about it,” remembers one transplant who stayed for all these years. Close your eyes and let me take you to a place you never been. Listen to Funky Town: 70's Disco Classics by Funky Town on Apple Music. FUNKY TOWN CREW + LE CHER + RØSE RØX + HERRIE MET GERRIE + ALLures + COLOMBIAN CONNECTION + DJ RILEY 2006 Preview SONG TIME ... More by Funky Town. Stream songs including "Celebration", "Car Wash" and more. Released in January 1980 on Casablanca (catalog no. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1979 Vinyl release of Funky Town on Discogs. We present some Melodic Techno as desert. they also build there own Stages. You know this will be the ultimate Seduction. full of Disco and Funk we will take you on a journey. Everything about Funky Town SCREAMS "the owners & employees care nothing about you creepy, creaky randos in your ironic 70s & 80s gear so, PLEASE, spend as much as possible on drinks after the rather exorbitant entry fee (ONLY 2 at a time through the door so, please, enjoy the Midwest Winter) and get the hell out." bass, emphasizes the first note of the measure. once. "Funkytown" held a unique record for reaching the number one spot in 28 countries, more than any other single release until Madonna's "Hung Up" reached number one in 41 countries in 2005. The year was 1977. Get in the Mood with the best Disco in Town and explore FUNKY TOWN. It is sampled by Dickie Goodman. Eight people who wanted to see and be seen at the trendiest disco will be juggling fame and anonymity until they will be forced to make sober choices in an era when excess was the norm, and when disco was king. Complete your Lipps, Inc. collection. As the ‘80s gave way to the ‘90s, Funkytown crumbled into disrepair, a shell of its former self, remembered only during brief periods of renewed interest in ‘70s culture, such as the Pulp Fiction-fueled comeback of John Travolta and the rise of Jamiroquai. Funkytown or Funky Town may also refer to: . When you feel the. " We can realize everything you want! Generation Disco Vol. Lipps, Inc. (pronounced like "lip sync") was a studio pop/rnb band formed in 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. With Patrick Huard, Justin Chatwin, Paul Doucet, Sarah Mutch. Feel free to call or send us a mail with all your wishes! Weekly Humorist | The Satire Magazine. see all. Montreal. It's their signature song. Where ever you dream, en personilized by all your wishes. 3:40 PREVIEW Forget Me Not. For several years running, U.S. News and World Report ranked Funkytown among its top five “Best Places to Live in the World Today.”. Starring: Patrick Huard , Justin Ch… With disco becoming the single most lucrative cultural entity in the United States from 1977 through 1980, business was brisk, and life in Funkytown was very good. The rhythm section especially the bass, emphasizes the first note of the measure. Where ever you dream off, the Funky Town crew will realize your dream and build the stage customized en personilized by all your wishes. 1. Concept " with the best music from Disco till Techno, "OhwNo! " At the very least, awareness of the plight of Funkytown is on the rise. The group is best known for their second hit single "Funkytown" (often alternatively labeled as "Funky Town") in 1980.The group's lead-singer was Cynthia Johnson, and the rest of the group consisted of a changing group of session musicians. It depicts this world starting in 1976, when Montreal was considered one of the world's top nightclub destinations, through to 1980, when the fashion for disco was about to experience a sharp decline. Funkytown 3.7 out of 5 stars 29 DVD Blu-ray Currently unavailable. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Funky-Town at the Discogs Marketplace. 3. "Funkytown" is a song by American disco act Lipps Inc. from their debut album Mouth to Mouth (1979). they also build there own Stages. Welcome to the Family. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Funkytown (Rebuilt) by Sanny-X (1985) Rock / Pop. Politicians from both sides of the spectrum cynically turned Funkytown into a campaign stop in every presidential election, posing for a photo, and blaming the city’s misfortunes on the economic programs of the party rival to their own. Without disco, tertiary, disco-related industries in and around Funkytown were also affected. Label: RCA - 5217-7-RAC • Format: Vinyl 7 Pseudo Echo - Funky Town (1986, Vinyl) | Discogs By the summer of 1980, Funkytown was a town in a funk, beset by economic depression, hardship, a high crime rate, and rampant drug addiction. Was remixed in 2 songs. FUNKY TOWN is not only a beautiful " Concept " with the best music from Disco till Techno, "OhwNo! " About “Funkytown” 2 contributors The 1979-80 signature disco hit - considered the unofficial last and ending the disco era in pop/rock. We just weren’t having any of that.”. they also build there own Stages. Explore releases from Funky-Town at Discogs. 178 likes. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. FUNK " in your body and your soul. Set in Montreal during the disco era, the film revolves around the Starlight, a fictionalized version of Montreal's famed Lime Light discothèque. While the name would imply that Funkytown is a funky town, and it was, it was also an industry town. Er zijn op dit moment geen geplande evenementen, body and your soul. If you want a massive robot a airplane or Pakistan Truck or something special customized for you, just let us know! All 35 of the town’s professional Barry Gibb impersonators filed a grievance with their union, but they had to put food on the table. Seemingly overnight, Funkytown went from being the country’s leading producer of disco to a ghost town. Directed by Daniel Roby. So he wrote “Funkytown.” Greenberg, the son of a storage mogul, was a part-time record producer and a party and wedding DJ. It was released as the album's lead single in 1980. This group represented a cultural movement — they wanted, nay, needed, to make a move to a town that was, well, right. A journey full of sounds and beats. Funkytown / All Night Dancing, a Single by Lipps, Inc.. Complete your Pseudo Echo collection. And let me take you on a journey robot a airplane or Pakistan Truck or something special for! 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