Thursday, 17 July 2008

The Other Godfather of Cosmic...


We like this photo of Beppe Loda and Prins Thomas working it somewhere in Russia . Thomas is sweaty and bearded and half smiling as he tweaks the EQS, Loda looks like my wife's dad, but with what looks like a Bogdan Irkuk t shirt on, which he's belted for good measure.

Loda's allowed to take fashion risks though, because he basically preceded Baldelli and invented 'Afro', and probably Cosmic as well. Read a good potted account of Loda's role in it all, 1976 onwards, here :

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=78375537&blogID=306616867

And check out the Loda produced classic from 1982, MC1's recently re-issued 'Egotrya ',for some proper Space Disco.

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