Thursday, 17 July 2008
The Other Godfather of Cosmic...
We like this photo of Beppe Loda and Prins Thomas working it somewhere in Russia . Thomas is sweaty and bearded and half smiling as he tweaks the EQS, Loda looks like my wife's dad, but with what looks like a Bogdan Irkuk t shirt on, which he's belted for good measure.
Loda's allowed to take fashion risks though, because he basically preceded Baldelli and invented 'Afro', and probably Cosmic as well. Read a good potted account of Loda's role in it all, 1976 onwards, here :
And check out the Loda produced classic from 1982, MC1's recently re-issued 'Egotrya ',for some proper Space Disco.