Showing posts with label Revolution System. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Revolution System. Show all posts

Friday, 21 June 2019

Popcorn - Revolution System

One of my first ever singles was Revolution System's 'Brand new Popcorn' called 'Carmen Brasilia'. This is where my collection of 'Popcorn' versions started, although this version was, of course, not the original Kingsley-composed 'Popcorn'.

Through the years I have wondered whether Revolution System actually recorded a cover version of the original 'Popcorn', but I hadn't located a copy... until recently! This single is apparently the only disc where you can find Revolution System's version of 'Popcorn'. It is a reissue single by Dureco in their 'Golden Hit-Parade' serie, released around 1980. After all these years, it is a pleasure to finally own this track.

My collection: 7" single no. 6125
Found:, received June 21, 2019
Cost: 3 euro
Tracks: 'Popcorn' / 'Carmen Brasilia'

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Carmen Brasilia - Revolution System

I have a confession to make. I absolutely love Gershon Kingsley's 'Popcorn', and all the cover versions that have been released since that original track. Well, of course there are exceptions - who needs yet another techno reworking of 'Popcorn', and let's ignore that version by Crazy Frog shall we? - but I think it's one of the best instrumental tracks ever.

The obsession actually started with this single. It was one of the first singles I ever bought (it's number 10 in my current administration) and it's announced as 'Brand New Popcorn'. I must have known as a child what 'Popcorn' was, because that triggered the buying of this single. 'Carmen Brasilia' is an instrumental version, performed on a Moog synthesizer, based on the most famous part of the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet. The B-side of this single features the track 'Ooh Uggerdoo', most probably written by members of the group.
There's also a version by the group Anarchic System, which I finally bought in 1995. More on that one later...
My collection: 7" single no. 10
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1977
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Carmen Brasilia' / 'Ooh Uggerdoo'
Download: here
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