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RIP, Andrea True

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Smasher_Sloan, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    The woman who gave us 1976 disco hit "More More More" after a career in adult cinema has died at 68.

    I knew a woman who had been on movie sets with her and said that Andrea was an absolute sweetheart.

    <i><b>KINGSTON — The leader of the 1970s disco act Andrea True Connection has died, according to the funeral home handling her arrangements.

    Andrea Marie Truden, who lived on Studio Lane in Woodstock, was 68 when she died on Nov. 7 at Kingston Hospital, the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home said in an obituary. A cause of death was not released.

    Truden’s band is best known for the 1976 disco hit “More, More, More” (see video below) and also released the singles “N.Y. You Got Me Dancing” in 1977 and “What’s Your Name, What’s Your Number” in 1978.

    "More, More, More" currently is being used in a TV commercial for the Post cereral Honey Bunches of Oats.

    Truden, known professionally as Andrea True, also had a career as an adult film actress, according to the movie website imdb.com.

    She was born in 1943 in Nashville, Tenn.

    Truden was to be cremated, according to the funeral home.</i></b>

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    She would want you to dance:

     
  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Great song. RIP.
     
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Leader of the band? I'm assuming all her songs were written for her, her backup musicians/synth experts picked for her, and her voice engineered to the nth. Doesn't take away that it's sad she died, but the obit writer probably should have just said "lead singer." And her case was the case for the lion's share of the disco era's one- or few-hit wonders; largely producers' fabrications. But yeah, More More More was a tasty confection, for sure.

    And I wonder if Jack Horner ever got to direct her in her other career.
     
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Sunshine stolen.

    RIP.
     
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    So, JD, what were some of her top roles? And don't give me that "how should I know?" crap. :D
     
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Her bottom roles were her best.
     
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Man, her death reminds me that there used to be directors who used to try to get plot into porn and that those movies were shown in actual theaters. Back in St. Louis, it was the Fine Arts that would show the haphazard mergings of porn and art.
     
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    If you're going to have one hit, it had better be good, and "More, More, More" might be one of the best ever in that category.

    The bridge, stolen artfully by Len for Steal My Sunshine (itself a great one-hit wonder and probably one of the last songs that used prominently used sampling to that degree), is absolutely awesome. One of my favorites moments in pop, really.

    And its inspiration is Deep Throat and fucking. What the hell else do you need?

    I have the 12-inch mix of it somewhere (pun unintended) ... six-plus minutes or so of bliss.

    RIP.
     
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    RIP to a disco delight.
     
  10. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    Thanks to the Post cereal commercials, I have that song in my head for the rest of any day I hear it. RIP
     
  11. All I can think of is The Simpsons episode when Disco Stu came out to the song.
     
  12. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    and, IIRC, the song was used as a promo by HBO for Sex and The City.
     
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