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Ann Steel

October 30th, 2011 · 5 Comments

While I am a punk girl at heart I have soft spot for all things italo disco, especially when there’s a bit of outer space in the mix…

I happened upon The Ann Steel album recently and was delighted by its futuristic pseudo-robotic sound and aesthetic. Masterminded by Italian electronic composer, Roberto Cacciapaglia, the persona Ann Steel was created when Robert met an American model-to-be shortly after her arrival in Italy, dressed her in a red jumpsuit, wrote her some fantastically nonsensical songs and produced an album with her in the late 70s. Unfortunately, Ann’s career never took off and she soon faded into obscurity. The album itself however, initially only available in a limited run, was reissued on vinyl in late October 2011 by Half Machine Records. Buy your copy here or download a digital copy below.

Also, for your listening pleasure is a mix of some of my favorite outer spacey disco dance tunes. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD: The Ann Steel Album.mp3

DOWNLOAD: Spacer Woman mix.mp3

SPACER WOMAN MIX TRACKLIST
Boney M. - Nightflight To Venus
Venus Gang - Love To Fly
Herman’s Rocket - Space Woman
Sheila B. Devotion - Spacer
Space - Magic Fly
Charlie - Spacer Woman
Ann Steel - My Time
La Bionda - I Wanna Be Your Lover
Dee D. Jackson - Automatic Lover
Video Kids - Woodpeckers From Space
Andreas Dorau und die Marinas - Fred vom Jupiter
Spizz Energi - Where’s Captain Kirk
The Space Lady - Major Tom
ESG - UFO

Tags: mixed messages · refound sound

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 gruff // 30 Oct 2011 at 22:03

    lunacy…awesome

  • 2 brie // 13 Nov 2011 at 13:27

    I love this mix! Weird and so much fun…also you can never go wrong with “Fred vom Jupiter.”

  • 3 Lianna // 14 Nov 2011 at 3:06

    yeah!!! was just listening to venus gang earlier tonite! i play bass in a punk band and also sing in an italo pop group too. love the mix! hi from detroit! xo

  • 4 pandarebel // 17 Nov 2011 at 10:59

    JW we love you !!!

  • 5 Chris // 14 Mar 2012 at 1:39

    This is superb, Jenny. Just came across your blog while researching the wonderful Ann Steel. I love the mix and have favourited you!