"Greyhound Bus" by Gregg Diamond's
Hardware - Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Gregg Diamond produced some of disco's most prestigious
music -- from projects by George McCrae, Gloria
Gaynor and Andrea True Connection. Some of his
best works were his studio productions by Bionic
Boogie, Star Cruiser and Hardware. This cut recorded
under Hardware is from the LP featuring the single,
"Shinin'" which was the only track released
as a 12" single.
Being a big fan of Diamond's productions I found
his creativity as a writer to be equally as interesting
and "left field" - songs like "Greyhound
Bus" were as playful with their words as
they were musically. Hardware was more of a disco
band style of sound so horns and his vocal ensemble
were the focus here. Featuring Diva Gray, Gordon
Grody and Jocelyn Brown on vocals as well as jazz
musician, David Sanborn on saxophone.
Taking the 1976 film, "The Big Bus"
which was a spoof on 70's disaster films was an
idea I got while thinking about the Gregg Diamond
track. The film directed by James Frawley (credited
with episodes of "That Girl", "Magnum
P.I." and "The Muppet Movie" among
many others) is an uproarious adventure with stars,
Joseph Bologna, Stockard Channing, Ned Beatty,
John Beck and Ruth Gordon. It is the first spoof
on disasters which many mistake, "Airplane"
as the forerunner. It was just as cleaver, but
probably not as effective as "Airplane's
success. It was the ultimate disaster film parody
of a nuclear powered bus is going Non-stop from
New York to Denver -- but not without a few problems.
Featuring scenes from "The Big Bus"
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Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Produced by Ken Emmons