Been a bit busy of late, and I know I most recently resurfaced to post a Super Fuzz 3000 edit, but when this one popped onto my radar I couldn’t resist talking about it. I’m definitely a fan of Elton John, and something of a superfan of the works of Giorgio Moroder. What if I told you that Moroder’s right hand man Pete Bellotte had done an album in 1979 with Elton John? What if I mentioned that Michael McDonald had kicked in some backing vocals? Sounds great right? No.
The truth is that Elton’s Victim of Love is a mess, cheesy in a bad way, mostly sounding like Elton covering a bunch of songs Donna Summer rejected. However, its title track is definitely a highlight, a fact that did not escape Super Fuzz 3000. He(?) manages to carve most of the fat off of the original, and the result is a surprisingly lean cosmic disco journey, punctuated with the odd bit of Elton singing. It’s great for some late night excursions. You can grab it for free off of Super Fuzz 3000’s Soundcloud.
/// Brian Blackout