Friday, August 28, 2009

Walk the Night

Song: Walk the Night
Artist: Skatt Brothers
Album: Walk the Night

So you can say that you have least one sleazy 70's gay disco track... I give you the Skatt Brothers' "Walk the Night." This song is so outrageously gay... I'm even a little embarrassed. Just read about this one and had to check it out. I feel dirty just listening to it.

The Skatt Brothers (or Skatt Bros.) was a band from Ontario, Canada formed in 1979. They have been compared to "gay" bands like the Village People and Ingram Brothers for parallels in music.


Delaney formed the band in 1979. The original lineup consisted of Delaney himself as well as Peter Sweval, Richard Martin-Ross, David Andez, Richie Fontana and Craig Krampf. Delaney later replaced Andez and Krampf with Danny Brant.

In 1980, the band released Walk the Night (written by Fontana and Andez), which has been widely popular, reaching #9 in theBillboard charts and #1 on various national charts. Walk the Night is considered the band's cult classic and most famous release.

Popular culture

The band's classic Walk the Night appeared on the official soundtrack of the video game Grand Theft Auto IV. According to Rockstar Games, the company thought the song so important to have on the soundtrack that they hired an private investigator to locate Delayney's (who passed away in 2003) surviving relatives and secure the rights to include it.


Strange Spirits
Casablanca supported this release with a single release in the US of "Dancing' For The Man" backed with "Walk The Night." A Village People-inspired video was also filmed for "Life At The Outpost," released as a single in other markets, notably in Australia where it was backed with "Midnight Companion." The KISS connections continue on this album, apart from the obvious Sean Delaney one: A KISS pinball machine features on the album's rear cover photograph, suitably obscured. "Walk The Night" was included on the "The Casablanca Records Story" 4-CD box set in 1994.

Track listing

  1. "Dancin' For The Man" (Delaney) – 3:46
  2. "Fear Of Flying" (Morrison) - 3:44
  3. "Midnight Companion" (Delaney, Sweval) – 3:25
  4. "Walk The Night" (Andez, Fontana) – 3:53
  5. "Strange Spirits" (Sweval) – 4:21
  6. "Someone's Taken My Baby" (Delaney, Martin, Ross, Sweval) – 4:29
  7. "Life At The Outpost" (Delaney, Sweval) – 4:56
  8. "Old Enough" (Delaney, Sweval) – 5:43)


Walk the Night

Life at the Outpost

I can't explain this...

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