Monday, December 8, 2008

‘Coda’ by Amin Peck (1982)

Amin Peck. Man, I love this record, but I don’t know much about these guys. I have another record of theirs called ‘Suicidal’ that’s also pretty cool. Coda is an instrumental track with basic but well thought out elements. Even the guitar at the end sounds great.
I was given this record by my old friend Barry Lederer back in 1999 or 2000. Barry passed away earlier this year. When I met Barry I was just beginning to get into deep disco and italo. I would ask him about a record that I had heard, and he would respond by playing me 10 other records that blew my mind. In his old office/studio there must have been at least 80,000 records. There was a dedicated record room that was staggering. It had rows and rows of floor to ceiling shelving units, packed with disco, soul, and rock records. It was paradise. I remember looking for Moroder's 'E=MC2' LP and he literally had 10 unplayed promos. That's one small example. We would hang out for entire days just listening to records. Barry would tell me stories from the earliest days of disco. He was there. He not only Djed, but wrote the ‘Disco Mix’ column for Billboard magazine (which he took over from legend, Tom Moulton) and was 1/2 of the Graebar sound system team, famous for designing and building the sound systems for such famous venues as the Trocadero Transfer (San Francisco), The Saint (New York), and Probe (Los Angeles). I miss Barry. I’m thankful for the time that I had with him, and all that he taught me.
Take a few minutes to read more about Barry here.  This one’s for Barry.

5 comments:

fritz the cat said...

I rather like this, thank you very much.

Zartek said...

My pleasure, Fritz!

Anonymous said...

Nice testament to the Barr, Zartek.

Zardoz's Body said...

Nice interviews! Great read. And that record is crazy! Its like 3 songs in one. And yeah that guitar at the end is so clean, super bright and crispy. Keep up the great work!

V ! said...

i utterly love 1:01 - 2:07 fragment! SSSSSoooooo goooodddd!