‘Disco Inferno’ is the title of THE TRAMMPS’ long-awaited new album (Atlantic K 50339), and so far as the States are concerned it’s already hotter than hell! Even more than before, every track is totally disco – maybe too much so, as they get samey when heard together.
On the dance floor (or radio), they’ll have more individuality when played on their own, and certainly each one is getting separate disco action in America.
The biggest US movers are the 10:54 title track (a repetitive mechanical churner that gets tedious), ‘Starvin” (typically bland New York-style slickness), and – a better bet for here – ‘Body Contact Contract’, which at 6:55 is a good medium-paced finger snapper with clever wordplay around the ‘Contract’ title and soulfully screamed pleas to “sign it”.
There’s a tricky instrumental buildup to the frenetically galloping ‘I Feel Like I’ve Been Livin’ (On The Dark Side Of The Moon)’ – another good one – while the shorter ‘Don’t Burn The Bridges’ and ‘You Touch My Hot Line’ seem more mundane on first hearing. In fact, Atlantic are confident that they have here an album full of potential singles, and they could be right! Continue reading “February 5, 1977: Trammps “Disco Inferno” LP review”