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Alex Puddu - The Golden Age of Danish Pornography vol.2
Vinyl LP
£21.99

Alex Puddu

The Golden Age of Danish Pornography vol.2

Schema SCEB Series

Released: 26th May 2014 | 10 track film soundtracks album

In 2009 we started up Pink Flamingo Entertainment as a sub label of Another World

Entertainment. It's aim was to release vintage and quality porn on DVD and VOD, as a

counterpart to the cold and mechanical commercial porn of the mainstream. The first

release was Ole Ege's 'Pornografi' (1971), which we put out in 2009. Ole Ege was one of

the pioneers of Danish porn, working from the period leading up to the legalisation of

pornography in Denmark in 1969 and up until a few years after that. 'Pornografi' had

previously been released on VHS and appears as a feature film, but it is in fact a

collection of short films that Ole Ege had made for the blooming 8mm market at the time.

The films are from the period 1964 to 1971, which means that some of the films are from

before the legalisation of pornography and hence were sold under the counter. Shortly

after releasing 'Pornografi', I received a phone call from an elderly gentleman, who had

been given my number by Ole Ege. He was a former business partner of the late Freddy

Weiss, and held the copyright for and had a large collection of negatives for Freddy

Weisss films, that had been released on super8 on the early '70s. Freddy had been a

photographer for Ole Edge in the early years but had later gone his own way. I told him

that this all sounded very interesting and that I'd like to have a look at it. The next day a

silver-grey Mercedes rolled into the courtyard of our office. The trunk was loaded with film

spools. During the course of the following days I started gathering an overview of what

the collection consisted of, which wasn't easy, as it was all negatives. So I couldn't just

view them. Besides many of the spools were demaged by moisture and mold and the

information on them was extremely sparse. Most of them were in a can or bag with a tiny

note thrown in stating titles such as 'Anal Sensation', 'Black Trinagle' etc. We selected

some of them and sent them off for scanning so we could get a better idea of what we

were dealing with. Most of what came back from the lab turned out to be a great quality

and of high cultural value. But they had no sound and if we were to release them on DVD

we had to find a soundtrack to make the viewing experience more entertaining. I did not

for a single moment doubt that my good friend Alex Puddu was the right man for the job. I

have a former career in the music business, where I got to know Alex in the early '90s,

while distributing the music of his first band, Excess Bleeding Heart. In 2004 I put out

Alex Puddu's debut solo album 'Chasing the Scorpion's Tail' and the year after that his

second one, 'The Silence of the Sun and the Rhythm of the Rain'. Both on my record

label April Records. I then left the music business in 2006 to dedicate my self fully to the

film industry. Working with Alex Puddu had led to a close friendship between the two of

us. We shared a love for the era of the late '60s to early '70s and would often meet up for

good food (Alex is an incredible cook!) and listen to soundtrack records and watch films.

Especially Italian Giallo and poliziottesco films from the '70s. We also live out our mutual

interest of the old soundtracks and the funky music of the era through our DJ'ing

activities, in a club concepts such as 'Club Frenzy' and 'Orgasmo', together with our dear

friend Anders Arentoft (a.k.a. DJ Curious). So I knew that Alex would instantly

understand which direction I wanted the soundtrack to go in for the first collection of

Freddy Weisss short films, 'The Golden Age Of Danish Pornography'. And the end

results of his work was nothing less than mind-blowing. It simply suited the films

perfectly. Alex self-released the soundtrack as an ultra limited vinyl pressing of only 250

copies and that record got him signed to the acclaimed Italian record label Schema

Records. Both the DVD and the soundtrack were well received worldwide and on

selected occasions Alex Puddu and his band have performed his groovy '70s style porn

soundtrack live to Freddy Weiss's sleazy films in cinemas. Now that I am standing here

with 'The Golden Age Of Danish Pornography Vol. 2' I can't help but smile. Another great

collection of films has been put together and Alex... well, he's done it again!

That man is definitely the uncrowned king of groovy porn soundtracks... I love it! Thanks

my friend!

Jan Schmidt