Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Kalyanji Anandji: Haadsaa (1982)

Haadsaa

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?

Track listing:
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

21 comments:

  1. Thanks, what a great way to get back into the loop here. Much appreciated!

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  2. Hey PC!
    Thanx once again! The three brothers - Feroz, Sanjay & Akbar made three movies in early 80's - Qurbani, Abdullah & Haadsa! All the three scores on one platform - where else but on this blog? Long live the Great PC!

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  3. Awesome album! My favorite is 'Y.O.G.A.', K-A's take on Kraftwerk's 'Das Model'... and the video you posted is hilarious! Thanks for sharing, PC.

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  4. I like how they make clever use of Das Model's signature riff, without ripping off the entire song wholesale :)

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  5. PC,

    Is it possible to scan and post the back vinyl cover (where the songs are listed) of YAADON KI BAARAAT ?.

    There is a picture of Lata, Rafi, Nasir Husain and RD rehearsing a song. I recently have read that there is an unreleased Lata-Rafi duet from the film (they are probably rehearsing it in that pic). However I don't know if this is true or not (the pic could be from another film).

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  6. The pic in question is this: http://picasaweb.google.com/teesrimanzil/MusicFromTheThirdFloor?authkey=Gv1sRgCNWt1ZzXrJvDbQ#5429275500518720370

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  7. Nice one , PC! Y.O.G.A. is a fun and cheesy good song. Like the Das Model inspiration and love the video :)

    I also like Disco Cammata which has Helen doing the tribal watusi :D I just upped the longer video version during which Akbar kicks some butt for anyone who is interested.

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  8. Oo, you better believe someone's interested! I've updated the post to include the link - cheers for that. I almost want to see this film!

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  9. Indeed a great one :) Thanks PC !
    I need to watch the movie! Can anyone share a link to buy the DVD? I could not find it anywhere.

    Harshi :)

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  10. PC, THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!

    Rafi and RD are two of my biggest music idols, that any picture of them together is amazing.

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  11. thanks for this and all the other great shares you've been posting recently!

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  12. He is loved, hatched and chased? This I have to see.

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  13. I think that's supposed to read 'watched'... but yours is a way better tagline :)

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  14. Hey PC!!

    Classic album...is this the vinyl rip?...Because the version of Y.O.G.A sounds clean...the original sounds more dirty (which i like)...do you have the vinyl rip ?..lol

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  15. Yup it's vinyl. All posts here are.

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  16. Can't stop listening to Y.O.G.A.!

    Is it just me or did Los Del Rio rip off the vocal melody for their Macarena song?

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  17. PC, first of all a big thanks for all the lovely uploads. I'm a sucker for music by RD Burman and Kalyanji/Anandji. Do you have KA's Janbaaz and Sultanat?

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  18. Nope, don't have those I'm afraid.

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  19. just noticed that "Tu Kya Jane" is ripped off from Turkish pop star Ajda Pekkan's 1977 hit "Viens dans ma vie": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAyYf4T9zL8

    not sure if that's the original or if hers is a cover version too.

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