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Pseudo Echo – Funky Town (1986)

Melbourne psychedelic rock band score a hit with a song six years its junior.

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Melbourne psychedelic rock band score a hit with a song six years its junior.

Well established Melbourne New Wave psychedelic rock band Pseudo Echo broke out into the limelight in 1983 with their hit Listening, which helped establish a fan base. While other songs were released with moderate fanfare, it wasn’t until 1986 when they covered a disco track from U.S. group Lipps Inc.

Funky Town was a disco track that was successful for Lipps Incin 1980, reaching Number 1 in the Australian music charts. When Pseudo Echo got their hands on it, they worked their magic with their synths, electric drums and rock guitars to morph it into a heavy rock pop track. This version of Funky Town also reached Number 1 in the Australian music charts, and gave Pseudo Echo their one and only top track.

Unfortunately, songs released post-Funky didn’t reach as high, but it is now considered their most recognised song.

Give yourself a treat and listen to the 12″ Extended Mix. It’ll tickle your synths.

Pseudo Echo: Official site.

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