My favorite disco song of all time is More More More by the Andrea True Connection. I can't say that True has natural singing ability - she doesn't, and the song is best served while driving in your car - but there's something about her airy vocals and hooky beat that makes the tune irresistibly dance worthy. Unfortunately, it is not one you hear often on the radio, despite reaching number four on the Billboard chart in 1976, and being sampled by Len for their 1999 hit Steal My Sunshine. Perhaps it's because True lived a double life as a porn star.
Yes, up until her 15 minutes of fame as a disco diva, True - who also went by the names Inger Kissin, Andrea Travis, Catherine Warren and Singh Low - starred in 70s porn flicks with savory titles such as Deep Throat 2, The Wetter the Better, The Chamber Maids, The Seduction of Lynn Carter, Double Header, and Doctor Feelgood. True started out as an aspiring actress who earned a small role in The Way We Were, but turned to porn to make a living when mainstream acting work dried up.
More, More, More was a fluke that turned out to be a surprise hit. True was in Jamaica to film some commercials when a political crisis gripped the island, and no one was allowed to leave with any money. Not wanting to part with her commercial money, True asked a friend, record producer Gregg Diamond, to travel to the island and produce a track for her, which she would finance locally. Diamond arrived with a composition in hand, to which True added lyrics. The result of their collaboration was More, More, More.
More, More, More became a favorite in nightclubs and discos. In 1978 she enjoyed a second hit in Great Britain with What's Your Name, What's Your Number taken from her second UK album of the same name. The single reached No. 34 on the British charts. In 1980, she released her third and final album, War Machine, with a punk sound, which was a commercial flop.
True tried to return to the porn industry only to discover that roles were limited in the genre for actresses in their 30s. Sadly, More's singing career also ended as well when she developed a goiter on her vocal chords that required surgery. She now lives a private life in Florida as an astrologer and drug and alcohol counselor. We never got to hear more, more, more of True after that, but the song lives on.
Enjoy the audio or video...and for the guys out there, Andrea's hot pants:
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