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Renaissance

The Village People as you've never seen them before!

You probably thought the Village People packed it in after disco was declared dead. Not quite -- producer Jaques Morali had one more try at it, updating the Village People into some kind of nightmarish techno-pop band for this unfortunate 1981 release, Renaissance.

Like Boy George run amok, the once dignified Village People dress up like you've never seen them before. Look carefully: those men in the ridiculous outfits were once the Cop, the Indian, and the construction Worker we all came to know and love.

Despite their producer's efforts to remake the Village People, some of the tracks on this release retain that classic Village People pop sound. Still others attempt to mix in the new sounds of the 80's with the old sounds of 70's disco -- a combination that doesn't always work as well as planned.

Renaissance
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Songs:

Food Fight (MP3) Reminds me of a cross between the Ramones and Devo. Can you imagine?
Diet (MP3) Number two in the "food trilogy": what to do if you've eaten too much of it.
Big Mac From hit song to hit jingle in record time? I think not.



Your Comments:

Jonathan Mengel (MENGMAS@aol.com) says:
Dear Sir, I love Renaissance! I am only sixteen and I spent two years trying to locate this piece of music. I know own the CD and record. Could you please e-mail me and tell me of your experiences with the Village People? How was it working with Jacques Morali? Do you have any merchandice or collectables I can purchase? Also, what are your thoughts on the upcoming Village People bioflick. I heard the movie makers would like Brad Pitt to play the David Hodo part. Anyway, please send me an e-mail and we can talk. Thank you:) Yours truly, Jonathan Mengel (05-24-1998)

Kiselyev, Russia says:
This Is "musor" - This National Russia Word (05-23-1998)

Mark Maierhoffer - gtr/sngwrtr says:
Come on, folks! Go easy on me--the Renaissance record was one of my first experiences as a songwriter and studio musician. Jaques Morali was sincere when we created this record. The new-romantic image on the album cover was actually a last-minute spontaneous decision by Jaques, after the music had been written & recorded, and I was just as surprised as you to see the way the cover looked! I still find this experience and the website quite amusing after all these years. Love y'all. (05-22-1998)

Mr. Skin (mr_skin@geocities.com) says:
I never actually thought that the Village People could get any worse until I visited this site... (04-25-1998)

Guest (th.pajot@infonie.fr) says:
I am a village people fan and I would like to know if you can send me some pictures of them (04-10-1998)

Nests :-|~ says:
Hey Sir Droopy Drawers, dont use the word "bung" in the prescence of the village people. (04-07-1998)

Lolyp (soluengel@clear.net.nz) says:
Oh, aren't those the guys that did YMCA? (You asked for it Patridge) I think I'll look out for this one. (04-06-1998)

Tim Burkman (pants) says:
This easily resides upon my top ten list along side the golden shoulders of "The Touch of Leonard Nimoy" by Leonard Nimoy and "Lie" by Charles Manson. Records like these transcend popular opinion. (03-22-1998)

Sir Droopy Drawers says:
Okay now, let me think! Drugs or the Village People. Village People or Drugs.....um...Will someone please pass the bung! Please excuse me, my asylum awaits for me. (03-18-1998)

D. Sticker Patridge (TSNKE@AOL.COM) says:
From the moment the record begins you know your in for a ride. A truely avant-garde piece of work, and it's no wonder that people down play it. The main reason for this attitude are the complex poly-rhythmic structures, the inventive synthesizer's, and the truely poetic lyrics that I think most people just dont get. Oh, are'nt those the guys that did YMCA? Yes. But you have to start somewhere, and I think Renaissance is the pinnacle of not just Village People's music, but the best, and most original music of all time (03-06-1998)

Jürgen Nitschmann (MagicEvents@online-club.de) says:
Hi , Village People is great . I look for The Video "Can´t Stop The Music" How can i Try it or Buy it ? Send me a Mail to MAgicEvents@online-club.de (02-12-1998)

taro tanabe (taro118@v-net.ne.jp) says:
Wow!!I have heard that the gay is the most powerful resource of the "disco" culture,,,but this album is untouchable!! No!! No!!Noooooooo!! Are they Duran Duran?? (01-17-1998)

Kiki says:
The villiage people are gay...they're gayer than Ellen...GAY GAY GAY!!! Gay times 5! Gay times 5....plus 1. Okay, bye. (12-19-1997)

Joe Bulum (hbdef011@email.csun.edu) says:
I discovered this record in a used store a few years ago. I paid about $1. Wow! I think this is one of the funniest records ever made. I love your web postcard! amazing! (11-12-1997)

Miles says:
Hoo boy!! I can see the Adam Ant/Culture Club/Visage makeover, but this tune leaves me scratching my head in disbelief. I have GOT to start looking for this album... (11-11-1997)

Derrick says:
AHHH, Oh God NO!!!! (10-02-1997)

Amy (StusAngel1@aol.com) says:
Are the villiage people gay? i think they are and my dad is in denial. I just want to clear up this dispute between us. (09-22-1997)






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