SUPERMAX : FLY WITH ME [ Elektra ]
Catalogue : Elektra / ELK 52 128
Format : Vinyl, LP, Album
Condition : Used / Very Good
Country : Gemany
Released : 1979
Genre : Disco, Rock
Supermax released their third album 'Fly With Me' in 1979 (after the success of their second album World of Today with the hit Love Machine). It includes the hit singles African Blood and It Ain't Easy, which were also released as limited 12" vinyl maxi singles. Kurt Hauenstein (lead vocals, bass, keyboards, guitar) has written the album tracks and the bonus track, except for It Ain't Easy, which was written by Richard Schoenherz. The album Fly With Me was produced by Peter Hauke at Hotline Studios in Frankfurt / Main, Germany. The album cover (Kurt Hauenstein, Patricia Bay and Kate Johnson on the seats of an airplane, photographed by Michael von Gimbut and mainly in purple) might possibly suggest a threesome between black and white. Kurt Hauenstein was concerned about racism and the relationship of black and white, which was already evident in 1977 through the political statement song 'Watch Out South Africa, Here We Come' from their debut album Don't Stop the Music. After the release of their fourth album Types of Skin Supermax toured the Apartheid state South Africa in 1981, played concerts with two black female backing singers and visited the black ghettos, which caused them a lot of trouble. Radical South Africans have even tried to murder them during this tour. The music on Fly With Me is a blend of soul, funk, disco, african music, dub, reggae, rock, electronic and blues.