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Love Connection – Plastik Mak

Love Connection – Plastik Mak (Save this for a rainy day)

Plastik Mak

Plastik Mak

Plastik Mak were formed as a fictitious disco group for the movie ‘Follow That Rainbow’. As this proved quite successful, they made the move from fiction to reality and, along with their creator and main songwriter, Terry Dempsey, went on to record an album. The group consisted of Zayne Adams (was in Pacific Express and became a music producer), Joanna Fields (had a hit with ‘Don’t Fly Too High’) and Alison O’Donnell (was in the Irish band Mellow Candle, she was also in Flibbertigibbet).

Keeping true to their disco roots, ‘Love Connection’ was released after the movie and features a pounding disco beat accompanied by a great honky tonk-ish piano. But it is the strength of Adam’s vocals which interplay beautifully with Fields and O’Donnell’s backing vocals that come through so strongly, that ‘backing’ is a bit of an understatement.

The song bounces along at pace with is packed full of feel good factor. The public took to the sound and propelled the song to number 14 on the Springbok Top 20 charts.

Where to find it:
Singles bins at your local vinyl store.

20 Golden Greats Volume Two  (1980), EMI Brigadiers, EMCJ(W)1157

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