Strange Italo Cover versions
My understanding of why so many of Italo covers exist, besides the immediate benefit of a recognizable song, is that a certain amount of DJ’s records needed to be “SIAE stamped”, meaning produced and pressed in Italy. The local (and often highly prolific) Italian producers would make cover versions of popular songs at the time. This practice also saved the Italian distributors considerable time and money on importing records from outside Italy.
Here are seven of the more remarkable but perhaps less-known offerings (either good or bad).