I (You) Probably Won't Get Into This
:: I (You) Can Dance All By My (Your) Self ::
Rule #1 in titling a song that you have chart aspirations for should probably be to not make it so fucking convoluted and non-sensical that no one would ever want to have it leave their own lips. If you are Sun 0))) or Harry Pussy or Bottleskup Flenkenkenmike, and you know the Billboard Hot 100 is somewhere you'll never hang your hat, you can call a song anything you want. Shit, you could make up your own language. So yeah, I bought this 45 because I simply couldn't believe anyone would actually give a song a title like this.
I love the opening of the song, probably because it sounds like something I would sing if I were to improvise a ridiculous disco song on the spot. I absolutely love genre music where they have to get into the genre right off the bat. It's sorta catchy, but mostly it's that late 70's white people disco music that people like you and I would never admit to liking. There's also some superfluous guitar work where the pedal was definitely dialed in to the LA STUDIO setting.
So who are Dalton & Dubarri? Well, they aren't importers of fine distilled spirits like they sound like they might be. Gary Dalton is a bassist/guitarist/vocalist/clarinetist, and Kent Dubarri a percussionist/vocalist. Kind of makes you wonder if Dalton really needed Dubarri. They put out some albums in the early 70's and opened for some heavies like Boz Scaggs, the Doobies, and even the Beach Boys; but as so often was the case, they never found fame of their own. This tune is from what I have to assume was their swan song. I don't know if they were disco-ish before (I'm guessing they sounded more like Seals & Crofts), but going disco in 1979 sure smacks of a last desperate stab at the charts. And I challenge you to find any clarinet in this recording.