My big brother use to rock this one before he would go out to party. Once he left the house I would sneak into his room and thumb through his 45′s and lp’s (My Mom was asleep when all this was happening. Otherwise, my mischievous ass would have been whooped until the future…yeah I said “whooped”..). This was one of the stand out records I never forgot, those were some good times that I really miss a lot. During this 80-81 era, Disco was peaking, it started taking on a more of a Boogie feel. Boogie begat Electro/Freestyle and so on but this was one of the staple records that ushered out the Disco era but kept some of its themes. At that time, no one was really calling it “Boogie” perse because that was a term used for its groove factor. The string factor was dead, the sound became more synth/bass oriented (ie Funkytown, Bounce Rock Skate, Good Times,etc) . Also by that time the Euro sound was forming as well. It was all Funk/R&B at the end of the day. As of lately, newbies of this sound have coined a cute little name called “Boogie” but there are some settle differences in the sounds (back then there were no such things as the “Boogie” charts. If so, I stand to be corrected..). The Rollerskating culture played a very crucial role during the late 70′s early 80′s and somewhat ushered out the lush Van Mccoy, Gamble-Huff sound in its traditional form. Thus, introducing the “Boogie Sound” (heavy keyboards, light rhythms, happy-go-luck lyrics, simple hooks) in a lot of the records being recorded, just as in the previous there were records that were crafted towards certain dances such as The Bump, The Hustle, The Latin Hustle, The Tilt, The Spank, etc. By the late 70′s, Rollerskating Culture was massive (I never mastered them blades,lol). At some point I will cover more on the subject of the Boogie craze, Disco, “Dazz” and much more .
But this particular piece by Linx was THE JAM back then, Trust. This was one of many club jams that remains a staple to this day (KGFJ AM the grandfather of African American radio in LA was the only station that would drop it every now and then, it was strictly a club record), its progressive chords and mystic tones made me a believer from day one.
Biggups to British Soul!
I have the lp to this, but I need this single for real! This sounds more like a dub version, the lyrics are not in this version but I still dig the mix.