Sunday, August 2, 2009


Back in the 1960s Little Eva had the original Locomotionbut in Oz it wasn't until the end of the 1970s that it was a hit again for a foreign band. French group Ritz released “Locomotion” in late 1979 on the CBS Epic label. Their version peaked at #12 on the Australian charts in early 1980, and spent a total of thirty weeks inside the top 100.

Locomotion” didn’t make any kind of impact in the U.S. nor England. It was a minor hit in the group’s native France but a #1 in New Zealand, in mid 1980.

There was a 12” and a 7” mix of the song. For this download I have engineered the start of the 12” onto the 7” single mix. The 12” version had a puffing steam train that was left off the single.

For download is the single mix of "
Locomotion" with bonus beginning:

1 comment:

  1. My fave version of The Locomotion was done by Grand Funk Railroad in 1974. Todd Rundgren was the producer and it is a classic