There’s something about this track making it very special. Cyndi has a haunting vocal style, backed with banjo and slide guitar. It’s all stacked on top of a swaying trance inducing drum beat. Add some great lyrical content and you have Cyndi Harvell‘s “Northbound.”
This 1978 composition by Venus Gang is pure fun. No politics or controversy here, just a fat, raw beat, and sexy female vocals about stars making love and loving to fly. Disco keyboard and rhythm section work meets a dubby clubby vibe that anticipates more contemporary nightclub music, and gives some of today’s producers a prime example of fun.