Sunday 3/7/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Village People – Cruisin’ (1978)

Cruisin’ is the third studio album by the American disco group Village People, released on September 25, 1978. Its title is a double entendre: it may mean just driving around or gay cruising. This became obvious even for straight audiences in 1980, when William Friedkin’s movie Cruising was released. Features the hits “Hot Cop” and “Y.M.C.A.” which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album was briefly rereleased in 2003 as YMCA in continental Europe.

“Y.M.C.A.” – 4:47
“The Women” – 5:54
“I’m a Cruiser” – 7:03
“Hot Cop” – 6:19
“My Roommate” – 5:20
“Ups and Downs” – 6:21

Victor Willis – lead vocal, background vocals
Russell Dabney – drums
Alfonso Carey – bass
Jimmy Lee – guitar
Rodger Lee – rhythm guitar
Nathaniel Wilkie – Fender Rhodes
Richard Trifan – synthesizer
Peter Whitehead – percussion
Felipe Rose – percussion
Bitter Sweet – hand claps