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DENIM DISCO is a blog dedicated to the pop music and culture of the 1970's. ~ Glam Pop and Discotheque Rock ~ The Sound Of The 70's ~ Contact:denimdisco@hotmail.co.uk

Thursday, 22 December 2011


Mickie Most's RAK records dominated the mid 70's UK pop charts,but THE DISCO KID 45 is one of the labels releases that few people would have heard at the time.Despite the records lack of success both sides are fine GLAM infused GUITAR INSTRUMENTALS which were recorded with the intention of keeping feet on the dance floor.

The A-Side ''ROLLER COASTER'' is slightly reminiscent of AREA CODE 615's ''STONE FOX CHASE'' and features some nice COUNTRY inspired guitar work.

The flip side ''GUITAR'D AND FEATHER'D'' is even better.The GLAM BACK-BEAT is more emphasized on this and some rockin' SAXAPHONE work beefs up the guitar line to great effect.The result sounds like DUANE EDDY jamming with the SUZI QUATRO band.

The record was writen and produced by BILL MARTIN and PHILL COULTER who were doing great business with the BAY CITY ROLLERS at the time.

The identity of the GUITAR MAN is almost certainly JOE MORETTI as the name MORETTI is co-credited as writing the A-Side of the disc.Joe was session man with an impressive CV that goes back to the early days of UK ROCK 'N' ROLL.

He played guitar on VINCE TAYLOR'S ''BRAND NEW CADILLAC'' and JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES ''SHAKIN ALL OVER'' as well as many more hits over the decades to come.


  1. Funny also that the Rollers had a song called "The Disco Kid" in '75 (after they'd dropped Martin & Coulter as writers/producers) and then hosted the "Roller Coaster" special with Twiggy in '76...

  2. Thank you so much for posting this. Joe Moretti was my father, he passed away last week, 09.02.2012 and indeed was the Disco Kid for this RAK release....

  3. I'm so sorry to hear that Joe has passed away.He was a truly gifted musician and one of the pioneers of British Rock 'N' Roll