Thursday, June 28, 2007

Who is Wade Nichols

Dennis Parker's 'Fly Like An Eagle' is an outright midtempo Disco classic, no doubt. Most people now know Dennis was in fact Wade Nichols, the well known 70's porn star who made a successful transition into daytime TV & music but later shot himself to avoid dying a terrible death from AIDS. The track is sheer bliss, simultaneously sleazy and uplifting with string filled hooks that practically define the idea of 'sending waves of goosebumps to one's very core'. The track has been blogged before, though I'm not sure if Todd Terje's edit has, it's possible of course. It's pretty hard to tell the difference between the one and the other, but that's mainly because Todd is so good at what he does; subtley extending the best parts, re-mastering it and removing some other bits. Anyway if you don't have this version - get it now!!!! Interestingly Todd is said to have done some rather good edits for Mindless Boogie under the name Wade Nichols...

Dennis Parker - Fly Like An Eagle (Todd Terje Edit)

note: erm actually if you head on over to the very cool Dilated Choonz you can grab a great Wade Nichols edit right now!!! Nothing wrong with a bit of Synchronicity...

2 comments:

kevvy k said...

Unnerving synchronicity on these posts Chris.. I didn't see yours till after I had made mine. Hurrah for there being a Terjification of this.. and all very respectfully done too. I just can't get enough of this song and am defnitely feeling the goosebumps. Now all I need is a copy in 320!

christopher keyz said...

Ha ha - totally in sync (erm excuse the boy band mentioned there - wont happen again, I promise)... maybe if we beg Todd he'll hand em over in 320...