Gruesome Twosome: Avocado Funk Edition
Tony Hatch: “Return to the Stars”
Pye Records UK single, 1976 | BUY
Alan Hawkshaw: “Mile High Swinger”
LP: Themes: Synthesizer and Percussion, 1974
I’m getting my groove together and takin’ it on the road with these two mildly funky instrumentals from the U.K. “Return to the Stars” finds Tony Hatch mixing synths and strings with a breezy soulfulness would soon manifest itself as Disco — kinda cheesy but really great. Alan Hawkshaw’s effort comes from the library music compilation Cinemaphonic: Soul Punch, another sophisticated groove totally evocative of the ’70s … stick your blowout comb in your back pocket and go.