18 Nov

The Osmonds – I,I,I

Sorry for the lack of posts over the last few days, events here in France have taken over pretty much every ones mind and I've just not been able to work up the urge to write about music in such terrible circumstances. I've been lucky with no immediate family or friends hurt, but other people I know have been less fortunate.


Life doesn't stand still for long though and so to get back on the wagon i've decided to take a freebie, in The Osmonds disco-tastic feel good anthem "I, I, I", and yes, it's THE Osmonds.


Taken from their Disco bandwagon jumping album, Steppin' Out, and produced by Maurice Gibb and Steve Klein “I, I, I” is about as snappy a facsimile of the times as you're likely to get.


It's, simple, a one note one bar arppegiated bass line drifts up and drives the song along but it's all about Jay's funktastic drumming – it literally locks the groove in and keeps it there, never letting up even for the overly produced chorus.


It’s over all a pretty nice track, certainly the best bits are the instrumental parts, the verses are ok as well, but the chorus is pushed way too hard, but that early analog synth line is lush, and it moves over the top of the drums so, so well.


In some ways it’s a bit of a The Jackson’s rip off, but it does work well, and the strings are lovely.


Anyway, it's great fun, there isn't much more to say on it.


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