Weekly Vinyl – The Runner

26 Apr

The Runner
The Three Degrees
(1979)

SONY DSC
I listened to this record for the first time ever just now. I have no idea how it found its way into my collection. Where I got it is a mystery. I probably picked it up because this maxi-single is white vinyl — it looks cool. The music is disco. There is a short version of the runner on one side and a longer version on the other side. The extended version is just the rhythm with lots of cowbell initially then the standard funky soul treatments that served this genre of music so well. The 4/4 beat is overpowering. It just keeps on going like a metronome with not much variation. I can see this being good on a dance floor. Even now. If I were to quibble I would say that the short version is too short and the extended version is a wee bit too long.

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