Soft porn at Bevans…

I was going to post a flippant little ditty riffing on why the cover of Never Mind the Bollocks was sensored in ’77, when Silver Conventions Discotheque Volume 2 was released without a murmmer some three years earlier

I still blush at certain Roxy Music covers, so Discotheque Volume 2 was a bit of a knee-wobbler.

Not being an afficeanado of Munich-based mid 1970’s disco, I was forced to google the outfit to find out more.  Well, I didn’t know where to look…

Knowing nothing about the orchestra, here’s a discription from http://www.vinylrecords.ch:

Silver Convention was a German disco recording act of the 1970s. The group was first named “Silver Bird Convention” or “Silver Bird”.

The group was originally founded in Munich by producers and songwriters Sylvester Levay and Michael Kunze. “Silver” is actually Sylvester Levay’s nickname. Using female session vocalists for their first recordings, they scored a hit single in the United Kingdom in 1974 with the song “Save Me”, and realised they would need to find a public face for what was at the time only a studio group.

http://www.vinylrecords.ch/S/SI/Silver-Convention/Discothequev2/silver-convention.html

And here they are…

In respect of the sensorship question, I discovered that Discotheque Volume 2 was sensored…All of which raises questions as significant as the sensorship one.  I’ll leave it there, but if you are putting together a ‘legitimate’ collection of soft porn, Discotheque Volume 2 is available in the shop (in a brown paper bag, of course) for four of your English pounds

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