Sunday, May 27, 2007

‘Capsicum’ by Stargo (1983)

Like many of my favorite records, I first heard this quirky track on the Cybernetic Broadcasting System. If you don’t tune in regularly you are missing out on discovering very cool records. The weekends on CBS are my favorite due to the massive amount of disco madness. Sometimes I can’t handle it!
Capsicum was produced by Robyx a.k.a. Savage. I don’t know what drum machine he was using, but it sure had a noisy output. Just listen during the intro. Aside from that, the drums rule! This is a very cute guy/girl love story type of song with back and forth lyrics that make me smile. I have no fucking idea what ‘Capsicum’ means, although it might very well have something to do with the red chilli pepper on the cover. Maybe it means that their love is SO HOT. Who knows. No I won’t google it. Go screw.

6 comments:

Sean Donson said...

Savage is the man. He does one of my fave slo italo tracks, Only You. Totally psyched on this, thanks Zartek!

kboogie said...

zartek, your suspicions regarding the chili pepper are in fact correct. capsicum refers to the chemical in peppers that lives in the seeds and ribs which produces the "heat" of a pepper. i watch the food network alot.

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Peter said...

This reminds me of a record Duane Harriott tipped me off to - "Souvenir" by Saxophone. Great Italo with a "cuteness"... Fun stuff - Gracias Zartek!

Say, for future reference, how do you say Thanks in your language??

Perro De Cerámica said...

Tnx for the post!

Capsicum is a plant family (a fruit, actyally) like Peppers.

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the saucer people said...

Cool track and despite the title for me its less spicy and more sugary albeit in a uber-cool slightly warped Italo way, not in an insipid cheesy listening sense....and now for the science:

"The fruit of Capsicum plants have a variety of names depending on place and type. They are commonly called chilli pepper, red or green pepper, or sweet pepper in Britain, and typically just capsicum in Australia, New Zealand, and Indian English. The large mild form is called bell pepper in the U.S. and Canada. They are called paprika in some other countries (although paprika can also refer to the powdered spice made from various capsicum fruit). The generic name is derived from the Greek word καπτο (kapto), meaning "to bite" or "to swallow."

Here endeth the chilli lesson