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Gina X Performance
LP / Medical Records / 2013
lim. edition 1000
Medical Records is proud to present the quintessential first album
by Gina X Performance. Gina X Performance was composed of the
charismatic Gina Kikoine (vocals/lyrics) along with famous German
producer/musician Zeus B. Held and backing band. Released in 1978 on
various labels including EMI, “Nice Mover” has been out of print on
vinyl format since 1980. Zeus B. Held has previously worked with the
band Birth Control and has recorded multiple solo albums as well.
“Nice Mover” has been an internationally regarded electro/disco record
with various tracks appearing on compilations throughout the years (e.g.
Andrew Weatherall’s “Nine O’Clock Drop”). The track “No G.D.M.” (a
tribute to famous gay actor/writer/personality) was a club hit on both
sides of the Atlantic and remains a commonly heard track on better DJ
sets to this very day. It is made up of an infectious slow driving
disco-esque beat with perfectly aligned and arranged synth
accompaniments. Gina’s unmistakable and truly unique vocals and lyrics
set this record apart from its contemporaries. Tackling controversial
subject matter such as transgenderism, exhibitionism, and other fetishes
, this record has left a deep mark on the history of new wave and
electro/disco. The title track “Nice Mover” is a cosmic sequenced synth
hit and also has appeared on various compilations. The bouncing “Be A
Boy” is a high energy dancefloor cutter that illustrates the internal
thought processes and daydreams of a female longing to become a male.
“Black Sheep” continues this theme and is a very catchy number with
bonus sheep sounds to keep it interesting... The closing track
“Tropical Comic Strip” starts off with peaceful cricket samples and
piano and builds into a bombastic production that is a fitting close to
the record. Master recordings provided by Zeus B. Held and remastered
by Lafayette Masters, Freiburg. Officially licensed from Mr. Held
(KGBeat Productions) directly. This is a seminal work of
electro/disco/wave and is essential for fans of late 70’s
wave-synth-disco crossover and the like. Original reproduction artwork
is preserved on the front (one of the best record covers of the entire
scene) and back. Presented on high quality 180gram “bone” colored vinyl
in a limited edition pressing of 1000 hand-numbered copies. Includes
bonus insert with liner notes and interview by Kurt B. Reighley.