This is absolutely my favourite picture that I've ever published in Music Thing. Giorgio Moroder, sitting at a Moog Modular in some kind of 70s loft, dressed like a bottle of Jean Paul Gaultier perfume, pointing. It's possible that he's saying "I don't know, Donna, just wail something… 'I feel love'? Anything, really, I'm just trying to get this bassline right. No, listen, it's harder than it sounds."
Truth is, I don't know anything else about the picture, but thanks to Tommy Walker III for sending it to me. This is what I do know about Giorgio Moroder:
Giorgio made the first pop record to feature a Moog synth: Chicory Tip's 'Son of My Father' in 1972 [iTunes link] It's awful.
I already knew that Giorgio had made three cool records: Donna Summer's I Feel Love and
'Love to Love you Baby' (iTunes only charge 99¢ for the 16 minute version), and 'Chase', from the Midnight Express soundtrack. Oh, and 'Together in Electric Dreams' with Phil Oakey, I suppose.
I didn't realise that he also made these records: Irene Cara's Flashdance (unfortunately only available in a Latin version on iTunes). Berlin's 'Take My Breath Away', Kenny Loggins 'Danger Zone' (which was originally supposed to be recorded by Toto), Blondie's 'Call Me', the entire Scarface soundtrack, Limahl's 'Never Ending Story', Falco & Brigitte Nielsen's 'Body Next To Body' (Yes, that's Giorgio, Brigitte and Falco)
He also produced and co-wrote Sigue Sigue Sputnik's 'Love Missile F1-11'.
Giorgio's synth programmer was Harold Faltermeyer, who did 'Axel F' on the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack. There's a delightful rock/trance cover version here
There's an epic Giorgio discography here.
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