It’s funk Friday and I’m arranging another puzzle piece again. What’s there to say about a track like the Rockets’ “Electric Delight” off 1979’s Plasteroid? Its an undeniably funky track, but everything about its existence should be so wrong. Whether its the guys from outer space gimmick, the android-like “jamming”, the extremely laughable lyrics, and RAI’s (the Italian tv network) continuing promotion of all things that wouldn’t pass as popular in any other country; all of these things should detract from taking this song seriously but, wait, hold up. This is where I should start stressing what makes this song so great, right?

Well, there is the undeniable stubbornness of these Frenchmen to ride that electronic-rock donkey to its brilliant space-disco destination, somewhere around the three minute mark. It’s that same musical breakdown around the three minute mark, as Christian Le Bartz wields a rocket cannon at the audience, where the track proves its mettle. This a song that belongs to the techno and industrial music age. Then, again, there’s RAI’s and the Italian audience’s, continuing love of all things that wouldn’t be popular in other countries. Somehow they found a way to accept some “robots” trying to adapt to a new musical age. Ah, here’s where I’ll day down this piece. Remember the background at the beginning of this video it will pop up again soon enough…

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