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Cristina (UK pressing)

LP (Item 47837) Ze (UK), 1980 — Condition: Near Mint-

The first chapter in the career of one of the strangest forces in the New York club scene at the end of the 70s – the ultra-camp Cristina, an offbeat singer who mixed Brechtian angst with the punky funk of the Ze Records scene! Cristina came from a theater and academic background, and honestly was not much of a singer – which made for an unlikely disco star at the time. But she also had a weirdly campy way of putting over a tune – and was aided in her early efforts by August "Kid Creole" Darnell, whose production and lively rhythms really helped give Cristina's records a surprising amount of lasting power. Titles include "Jungle Love", "Don't Be Greedy", "Mamma Mia", "La Poupee Qui Fait Non", "Temporarily Yours", and "Blame It On Disco".  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

Near Mint - (minus)

  • Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
  • Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
  • One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
  • May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record. (Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
  • May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
  • Possible minor surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



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