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Stryx - The Best TV Show You've Never Seen...

That sounds like a BuzzFeed title but its true. Funny how things lead you places. I posted a video of Gal Costa thinking it was another crazy piece of Brazilian work and Julien in our Facebook group wrote saying ‘no thats Italian. Check this…’. Reading up on Wikipedia which I’ll quote here they say…

“Stryx thematically referred to Hell, devils and underworld. The scenography featured elements resembling Middle Ages-like gloomy castles and caves.

The show featured acting as well as musical performances from such artists as Amanda Lear, Grace Jones or Patty Pravo. The musical part was divided into a number of smaller parts, with each part featuring a performance from one specific artist, for example Amanda Lear in Sexy Stryx or Grace Jones in Rumstryx. The show was produced in the disco era, therefore this genre dominates the musical background of Stryx.

The show caused many controversies in more conservative societies, mainly because of its devilish theme and referring to underworld as well as exposing nudity. Due to numerous protests the show was taken off the broadcast and the production of following episodes was cancelled. Apart from six known episodes there exists also the seventh one, which has never been officially aired on television.”

Beats Top of the Pops. Here’s some highlights…

Grace Jones from the show in an amazing bubble shower type set-up.

And Gal Costa with ‘Relance’.

Patty Pravo with ‘Vola’.

Grace Jones again with ‘Fame’.

And Gal Costa again with ‘O Vento’.

Thanks to Julien Dechery.

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