the song
title : Disco Eddie
written by : David Hughes
song copyright : © 1984 Tritec Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
David Hughes vocals, guitar?
? keyboards/programming?
Andy Herbert bass
? drums, percussion
? [female] backing vocals
Eddi Reader backing vocals
with :
The Kick Horns :
Simon C. Clarke saxophones
Tim Sanders saxophones
Roddy Lorimer trumpet
B. S[…] [some sort of horn]
music
key : F minor
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 130
form :
Aligator mix : c I C’ C V C V M v v V M C C I v C
radio mix : ?
lyrics

this is my best shot at transcribing the lyrics, which are frequently obscure both in sound and in sense(!); they are provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Disco Eddie (Aligator mix)

{my name’s Disco Eddie
my name’s Disco Eddie, ow
}

a-chick-a-boom, chick-a-ba, chick-a-ba-ba-ba
a-chick-a-boom, chick-a-ba, chick-a-ba-ba-ba [etc.]

I said, I said…
I said bah…
I said mah name…
I said

I said {my name’s Disco Eddie}
I gotta get me some respect round here
I gotta get it
I gotta get it
{my name’s Disco Eddie}
I gotta get me some respect round here
I gotta get it
I gotta get it

{spoken verse:}
I used to be known as the disco king
I used to be known as the crazy thing
ah, why don’t you recognize me
I’m a man on the line
I’m a man of the time
oh who do you think is crazy

{my name’s Disco Eddie}
I gotta get me some respect round here
I gotta get it
I gotta get it
{my name’s Disco Eddie}
I gotta get me some respect round here
I gotta get it
I gotta get it

now i’ll tell you about my silver shoes
ah you don’t know what I can do
I’m the king of the disco beat
i can spin the wheel and make you move
’til the […] out of their feet

hit me, hit me, hit me
you gotta hit me, hit me, hit me

ah hit me {ah}
hit me {ah}

– drums/percussion
Disco Eddie
{oh, ah}
a-chick-a-boom, a-chick-a-ba

– sax solo

can’t I tell you to try my super G
’cos you don’t know who I used to be
I’m the king of the boogie hall
[…] enough to eat […] fall

ooh, you gotta hit me, hit me, hit me
uh, you gotta {hit me, hit me, hit me}
uh, you gotta {hit me, hit me, hit me}

I said my name’s Disco Eddie
I gotta get me some respect round here
I gotta get it
I gotta get it
my name’s Disco Eddie
I gotta get me some respect round here

I said my name’s Disco Eddie
I gotta get me some respect round here
I gotta get it
I gotta get it
my name’s Disco Eddie
I gotta get me some respect round here

a-chick-a-boom, ah
a-chick-a-boom

m-m-m-my name’s Disco Eddie

– guitar solo
{spoken:} respect round here
{spoken:} get some respect round here
a-chick-a-boom, ah
a-chick-a-boom, ah
[etc.]

m-m-m-my name’s Disco Eddie
my name’s Disco Eddie
my name’s Disco Eddie


the recording
personnel
produced by : Geoff Gurd and Jim Preen
recorded by : ? at ?
mixed by : ? at ?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 5:49
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : Disco Eddie tracks A1 (Aligator mix); B1 (7")

commentary
the lead vocals here are David Hughes’s; most of the female backing vocals are multiple voices
Adrian Dover