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Top Ten Things About "Rasputin" By Boney M

By: William B. Swygart
2005-04-08



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Posted 04/08/2005 - 02:52:22 PM by JimFitz:
 "fear and alienation" - damn right, the jazz tune Midnight in Moscow.
 
Posted 04/12/2005 - 07:41:08 AM by stuteacher:
 I remember hearing another disco song a few months ago about Genghis Kahn. It went "GEN! GEN! GEN-GHIS KHAN!" Who did that. Bloody super, it was
 
Posted 04/12/2005 - 01:41:20 PM by WBSwygart:
 Unless I'm entirely mistaken, it's the German Eurovision entry from 1979, which (I think) was when the contest was held in Israel. Let me check...
 
Posted 04/12/2005 - 01:47:41 PM by WBSwygart:
 http://www.boingboing.net/2005/03/21/russoteutonic_1979_e.html This appears to be one of Dschingis Khan's follow up hits, about Moscow. But it's got a video. Which is nice. So, in terms of the legacy of 'Rasputin', it's this lot and British Sea Power. Any others?
 
Posted 04/13/2005 - 04:16:49 PM by hence_the_name:
 Whimsical and downright veracious analysis but i can't help but doubt Boney M (and the complementary disco double handclaps) are in fact Belgian.
 
Posted 04/13/2005 - 05:31:58 PM by fraew001:
 saw a doco on rasputin recently. dude looked like a 1920s movie villian, all evil-eyes and intrigue. i used to roller-disco dance to this when i was a kid
 
Posted 04/14/2005 - 12:22:53 PM by WBSwygart:
 HTN - it would appear you might be right. The singers were all West Indian, but the group was put together in... Germany! However, head svengali Frank Farian (A German) would later go on to create Milli Vanilli, who were Belgian. I think. Belgium definitely comes into it somewhere...
 
Posted 04/15/2005 - 01:50:37 PM by hence_the_name:
 Being Belgian -pauze for potential mockery- I'd love to enumerate Milli or Boney to the wee list of noteworthy razzle-dazzle musical Belgians, unfortunately I presume discharging both. But hey, we still got Django.