Sunday, September 16, 2007

Village People

Village People is a concept disco group formed in the late 1970s. The group is as well known for its on-stage costumes as for its catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. The members each dress as a police officer, an American Indian chief, a construction worker, a member of the military, a leatherman (biker), and a cowboy; after the release of "In the Navy", both Victor Willis and Alex Briley appeared temporarily as sailors.

Village People scored a number of disco and dance hits, including their trademark "Macho Man", "Go West", the classic club medley of "San Francisco (You've got me) / In Hollywood (Everybody is a star)", "In the Navy", "Can't Stop the Music", "Sex Over The Phone" and their biggest hit, "Y.M.C.A.".

Collectively, the Village People have sold 85 million albums and singles. The group also recorded new materials under the name "The Amazing Veepers".


Main albums:
Album Title Release Year
Village People (1977)
Macho Man (1978)
Cruisin' (1978)
Go West (1979)
Live and Sleazy (1979)
Can't Stop the Music (1980)
Renaissance (1981)
Fox On The Box (1982)
In the Street (1983)
Sex Over the Phone (1985)

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