Some Bread And Cheese And Fine White Wine

Same city as yesterday’s post but two decades later, Sharevari is widely credited with being the first Detroit techno record. Named after the Charevari parties and made by A Number Of Names (a three piece plus any number of friends) Sharevari was played on a local radio show and gathered momentum from thereon. In 1981. Yep, 1981. This footage came my way yesterday on Twitter, the crowd dancing to Sharevari at The Scene in Detroit in 1982.

Relentless, robotic rhythm, chanted vocals and a throbbing non-stop synthline. I don’t know if Sharevari is the first techno record- there are always people who’ll claim there was another from a year earlier- but it is without doubt a very forward thinking and pioneering record.

Sharevari

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I posted Good Life as covered by Detroit band The Dirtbombs last week. If you haven’t got their album of Detroit techno covers done garage rock style then you really should. In my post last week I suggested Strings Of Life didn’t really work. I was wrong. It’s the track off the album I’m playing the most at the moment.

This is Sharevari by The Dirtbombs remixed by Omar S, who keeps some of the garage rock guitars, bass and vox, and adds moody electronics and crisp Detroit drums, sending it back to the dark corners of the club from whence it came. Very good and likely to wear out the lino in your kitchen.

The Dirtbombs – Sharevari (Omar-S Remix).mp3#2#2