The Village People as you've never seen them before!

You probably thought the Village People packed it in after disco was declared dead. Not quite -- producer Jaques Morali had one more try at it, updating the Village People into some kind of nightmarish techno-pop band for this unfortunate 1981 release, Renaissance.

Like Boy George run amok, the once dignified Village People dress up like you've never seen them before. Look carefully: those men in the ridiculous outfits were once the Cop, the Indian, and the construction Worker we all came to know and love.

Despite their producer's efforts to remake the Village People, some of the tracks on this release retain that classic Village People pop sound. Still others attempt to mix in the new sounds of the 80's with the old sounds of 70's disco -- a combination that doesn't always work as well as planned.

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Food Fight (MP3) Reminds me of a cross between the Ramones and Devo. Can you imagine?
Diet (MP3) Number two in the "food trilogy": what to do if you've eaten too much of it.
Big Mac From hit song to hit jingle in record time? I think not.

Your Comments:

Nuthead says:
I love the whole to be honest. Not the biggest village fan but the album was cool. Although I like Action Man, it sort of gets boring (05-22-2010)

Tals says:
5 O'Clock In The Morning is a good tune, there's some bootleg re-edit of it out there that's really nice. click on "It A Late" (09-26-2009)

Jhon ( says:
I think Eddie and Mario should hook up. They are are a dimwitted match made in heaven. (08-16-2009)

Yeti says:
They need to re-release "Diet" today and make it the national anthem with all the fat ass american slobs in this country. (08-14-2009)

Al ( says:
two words: "Food Fight." A fucking classic song... (01-21-2009)

the_real_markham says:
don't believe the guy saying this is a collectors item it sells for nothing on ebay and when you find it in a store it's $1-3, always. I even have a japanese press of it and it didn't cost a lot. (12-06-2008)

Philip Hickson ( says:
I have a copy signed by all the V.P. & I will be selling it soon on but I have no idea what it is worth.
Can somebody help?
The album cover is in reasonable condition & the record is in very good condition & as I said it is signed by all members. (10-22-2008)

Disco Veteran '76 says:
It has always amazed me how disco was shut off like a light switch in 1979. By 1980 it was like it never existed. New Wave just took over also like a switch being turned on. But this New Wave Village People album was a last gasp. That album cover is hilarious. (01-16-2008)

Rosco Malazza says:
How many of them are still alive?? (12-21-2007)

Mario says:
The villiage people looked like they were taking it up the ass, but maybe they were supposed to look that way. (12-21-2007)

Eddie says:
The Village People really helped to kill disco. Their overtly gay image tainted the whole disco genre. But by 1979 disco had played itself out anyway (12-09-2007)

Big Cowboy Fan says:
If you wanna find out more about the Original Village People Cowboy Randy Jones visit these sites:
He has a great new solo pop/dance CD, "Ticket to the World". Big Cowboy Fan (06-10-2007)

Cyclo2000 ( says:
Look at the leather geezer!
"I don't care if robots don't have beards. It took me ages to grow this and I'm keeping it!" (05-25-2007)

Donald Scanga ( says:
I LOVE Renaissance!!!! I wanted to be a disco queen when I was young, but was to heavy... Anyway, I am a longtime fan of the village people (especially the cowboy), I just cant express the way you (made and) make me feel.. I am real and looking for some serious manlove, SOON!!! Reside in Colorado. I yahoo often during the day, and can be contacted as donscanga. Hope to hear from ya!! (03-21-2007)

dragster says:
VP cool band? VP cool singers? VP artists? What gives??????????? we're REALLY down the drain!! YMCA was the WORST song to be released by any popular music band after WWII!!!!!!!!!!!! And they were BOLD enuff to make a comeback to boot??!!??!! This is NOT Renaissance, this is the second DARK AGES!! (02-09-2007)

antonio ( says:
HaeHeaHeaHaeHaeAEH! Se conseguir traduzir: aqui no Brasil o seu site muito visto! HeheHE! (11-09-2006)

Big Cowboy Fan says:
If you wanna get the BIG lowdown on the ORIGINAL Village People Cowboy, RANDY JONES, visit his Official Website You can also hear his some of his new tunes at (08-29-2006)

Von Smitty says:
"...Either they have smallpox, or somebody went overboard with the 'BEAUTY MARK'pen ! " [ CREEM Magazine review ] FYI- This album was Re-issued on CD with an alternate cover photo of VP dating from their hit-making days... (08-03-2006)

Bogman says:
Wot a pile of shit! Someone gave me this free- I was done! (07-31-2006)

reverend jemima ( says:
Food Fight is the greatest! well worth the 10 cents i paid for this album.
If anyone other than the VPs released this track it would be a retro-trendy-nightclub hit right now... (07-25-2006)

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