More More More by Andrea True Connection (Buddah, 1976)

Who would have thought that the star of such wonderful X-rated classics such as Hot Channels, Heavy Load and Deep Throat 2 would have a Top 5 pop hit in the summer of 1976? But for a few brief years Andrea True had a music career sandwiched between her years as an adult film actress and ended up a disco diva with 2 Top 40 hits to her credit. Whether or not she sang on them is up for debate.

The story of More More More begins on the island of Jamaica where Andrea was getting paid doing a commercial for a real estate developer, fully clothed, I’m sure. On her way back to NY, she was informed that because of political unrest, she would not be able to leave the island with her paycheck. What to do, what to do? So instead of calling Jim Rockford for advice, she gave her musician friend Gregg Diamond a call. This was the perfect opportunity to start her music career. She told him to record a funky track, come down to Jamaica and that she would pay him to finish it as a song demo for her.

So Gregg hopped aboard with a tape of tune his buddies quickly laid down back home and met Andrea at a recording studio to write some lyrics. Remembering the adage ‘write what you know’ Andrea wrote down some thoughts from her experiences on the set of various porn flicks:

Oooooooh, how do you like your love?
But if you want to know how I really feel
Get the cameras rollin’, get the action goin’
Baby, you know my love for you is real
So take me where you want to
Me and my heart you steal
More, more, more
How do you like it, how do you like it

Very deep! [that’s what she said] Andrea & Gregg had helped to create disco porn or porn disco, taking the music from the background of the film to the center stage. Gregg even found a member of the Mighty Sparrows to overdub some trumpet on the track. Everything was set except for one thing….Andrea couldn’t sing. Not as in she wouldn’t sing, she couldn’t carry a tune to save her life. What to do, what to do, Gregg thought. ‘She’s paying me, I can’t replace her.’ That must have been excruciating being in the recording studio. Supposedly it took hundreds of takes cut & pasted together to get what you hear, even prompting Andrea to get naked and watch some porn to get in the mood. It was also rumored that while she may or may not have sung on the rest of the 4 song album, she probably didn’t sing on the rest of the stuff she recorded afterward or at least had tremendous vocal backing.

Nevertheless with the song in the can in late 1975, Andrea went from disco to disco to break the record which it eventually did and it started to climb to charts. It has a great medium tempo, perfect for dancing as well as an unintentionally unemotional vocal recording. Plus you can hear mistakes all through the song, but hey who cares? My favorite passage has to be the stiff piano breakdown just before the trumpet solo. It was also used as the main sample to Len’s Steal My Sunshine, which turned out to be an even stiffer song.

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