I've mentioned a few times that Kalyanji Anandji scores post-1980 usually leave me cold... well, here's an exception. What's good about 'Haadsaa' is the fact that they seem to be exerting themselves again; trying to transcend what by 1982 had become formulaic, and mostly dull. Meaning better songs and melodies, more subtle/less tacky arrangements, and some pretty ace grooves. Hightlights are Amit Kumar's (that's Kishore's lad) 'Bombay Sheher Haadason Ka Sheher Hai' and 'Y.O.G.A.; both catchy, danceable, sonically exciting, and neither becoming overly bombastic. And 'Disco Cammata' of course; wild and tribal, a quintessential Shah brothers instrumental. In fact though, I like the whole album. Even the traditional stuff; Kanchan's 'Hai To Rabba' is gorgeous.
KA's last good one?
1. Amit Kumar & Chorus: Bombay Sheher Haadason Ka Sheher Hai
2. Kanchan: Hai To Rabba
3. Kishore Kumar: Tu Kya Jane
4. Disco Cammata
5. Amit Kumar & Chorus: Y.O.G.A.
6. Anand Kumar C.: Zindagi Yeh Zindagi
7. Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle: Yeh Vaada Karo
8. Amit Kumar & Chorus: Pyar Ka Haadsaa