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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Christy - Deep Down / Amore Amore Amore Amore 7" (1968)
Step back one year to 1968, set in Italy this time. Here we have the extremely rare Deep Down single performed by Christy. "Deep Down" is supposedly the only existing official artifact from the Danger: Diabolik soundtrack by Ennio Morricone (which is rumored to have been destroyed in a studio fire). I know very little about Christy except that she is an insane singer with a wild passionate delivery which rivals even Italian pop goddess Mina! Feel free to clue me in if you've got the goods on her. The track "Deep Down" was the theme song for Mario Bava's campy film version of the comic "Danger: Diabolik" which stars a sensuous blonde haired Marisa Mell and a typical wooden performance by John Philip Law (which actually works quite effectively in this case). This film is amazing, probably one of the most entertaining comic renditions I've seen. Super mod, super classy, lots of twists, amazing soundtrack! The music is your typical light hearted Morricone fuzz-fest. Driving drums, bells, percussion, mermaid vocals and sweet sweet guitar fuzz (presumably Alessandro Alessandroni). On the flip side we have a nice pop number written by Italian soundtracker Piero Piccioni. Slowed down romantic vibe building up into a huge yelling session by Christy. Pretty over the top considering the type of song it is. I tell you, the Italians know how to write an effective pop vocal track!
A fresh 320 rip from original vinyl complete with scans. Enjoy!