Kiss Me Again  

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"Kiss Me Again" is a twelve inch disco single by Dinosaur first released in 1978. The composition is a collaboration between Nicky Siano and Arthur Russell in a session featuring Talking Heads member David Byrne, Fluxus artist Henry Flynt, bass player Wilbur Bascomb, drummer Alan Schwartzberg, vocalist Myriam Valle and the Ingram Brothers. It was the first 12-inch disco single on Sire Records. The A-side is a mix by Jimmy Simpson. The composition can be found on the music compilation Disco Not Disco, an overview of early 1980s atypical dance music.


"Kiss Me Again" was a collaboration with a diverse array of musicians—Flynt, Zummo, Byrne (on rhythm guitar) and Gloria Gaynor veterans Wilbur Bascomb (bass) and Alan Schwartzberg (drums)—under the moniker of Dinosaur L. The first disco single to be released by Sire Records, it was a fairly large club hit. Despite the modicum of commercial success and reactionin the New York underground, according to Siano, "Ray Caviano [head of Warner/Sire's disco division] never really pushed it," and the record failed to cross over into the mainstream. The song's main hook was interpolated by Desmond Child (who was acquainted with Russell via Larry Salzman) on his minor 1979 hit "Our Love Is Insane," leading Russell to accuse the musician of infringement among his friends.

See also

  • Kiss Me Again 12" (Side B)

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