Friday 21 September 2007

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Karz (1980)


One that's been requested on a few occasions... good call, as 'Karz' is an excellent Laxmikant Pyarelal offering. Possibly their most dancefloor friendly; disco all around. The anthemic 'Om Shanti Om' starts things off with heavy beats, synth stabs, soaring horns and bits borrowed from Boney M; catchy as hell. 'Dard-E-Dil' has a great laid back groove and loads of fun instrumental details, 'Kamaal Hai' is more traditional but still wild and percussion heavy, 'Main Solah Baras Ki' is the poppy one, and 'Ek Haseena Thi' ends it all with thundering drums and more great multi-layered Bolly disco. Good stuff!

Track listing:
1. Kishore Kumar & Chorus: Om Shanti Om
2. Kishore Kumar & Chorus: Paisa Paisa
3. Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Anuradha & Chorus: Kamaal Hai
4. Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar: Main Solah Baras Ki
5. Mohd. Rafi & Chorus: Dard-E-Dil
6. Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Ek Haseena Thi


  1. Ohhh..... FEED me!

    This looks like an album I can exploit from cover to cover.

  2. i love hindi disco. this on is great! thanks

  3. Love it! Definitely an all-time favorite. Thanks, PC!

  4. Om Shanti Om really is catch as hell.

  5. Hey PC, You're on a roll with these latest posts. I'm baffled by your Brass desciptions of GOLD though.
    I have a very nice rip of "Rocky", but no artwork. Might you have it?

  6. Yup, I've got 'Rocky'... to be posted in the not too distant future. The artwork will be a bit of a challenge though; it has a 'mirror' type cover which isn't really scannable, but I'll figure out someway of doing it. (The same thing goes for 'Shaan' as well).
    PC x

  7. Laxmikant Pyarelal had a very eventful musical combination with Lata over 40 years. They were as respectful towards Rafi as they regarded Lata. Even during the phase when music got commercialised in the 80s,

  8. Hi PC,
    was wondering if you could re upload this Karz album for me as the link is dead.I would appreciate it very much as it has some beautiful memories for me

    Thank you...