More martial arts. Bappi Lahiri is all over the place on 'Karate', making use of every trick in the book, every cliché found on a disco dancefloor. But guess what? It works. Sort of. Super funky bass riffs, relentless percussion (the title track); madcap effects, cheesiness aplenty ('Tum Tum Tumba'); packing I don't know how many different musical themes into a single, amazing intro ('Bazi Pyar Ki'); sonic effects, bombastic arrangements, the obligatory 'I Feel Love' synth line ('Do Diwane Pyar Ke') – for all his derivativeness (lots) and downright stealing (some), Bappi really is a disco sub-genre all on his own.
And to wind things down, the guitar on 'Aaja Gale Too Lagale' and 'Ma Ae Ma' is more than a little gorgeous.
1. Bappi Lahiri, Amit Kumar & Chorus: Karate
2. Asha Bhosle: Bazi Pyar Ki
3. Asha Bhosle: Yeh Salam Aakhri
4. Bappi Lahiri & Chorus: Tum Tum Tumba
5. Kishore Kumar, Amit Kumar & Chorus: Do Diwane Pyar Ke
6. Kavita Arun & Gurmeet Kaur: Aaja Gale Too Lagale
7. Kishore Kumar & Amit Kumar: Ma Ae Ma