Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by gezza76, Nov 19, 2018.
I have no words.....
… other than
uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh… boogie boogie boogie
uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh… boogie boogie boogie?
I am searching for a memory wipe...
You'll never forget those dance moves!
Especially the legendary rotating spot shuffle for the intro to Can't Shake The Feeling.
I think This Is The House by the Three Degrees May be going. It’s too early for What A Night to be out
Ha ha and Ian Levine’s comments on the video - “The best and sexiest line-up of the group we ever had. Filmed in Fire Island in Edinburgh. The shorts look amazing - proper old US Marine Corps gym shorts, not like the crap you see today. Shorts to make men look like men.”
I wasn’t crazy about all the Seventh Avenue singles but often the sleeves were enough to convince me. Case in point “Armed Robbery” which was a kind of weak song but whoa the fella on the far right!
I was extremely generous to the Three Degrees because they were a couple of the only songs I didn't know that weren't complete pap. Still can't remember how they went or have any need to listen to them again tho….
Wow. They really do look like archetypal 80s gay porn stars don't they? They were never going to mainstream looking like that, even by 1991 Take That had to tone it way down to get into the charts.
That back cover is indecent! It was actually on a 7" single sleeve?
I'm bopping to aaaaarmed rooooo-ber-reeeee actually.
This Is The House is basically Who’s Zoomin’ Who.
Not sure about the 7”, I’ve only seen the 12” singles. That was definitely the raunchiest of their covers. “Standing By Your Side” was the only other that came close then just a little skin on a couple others.
Most of the sleeves were the guys in jeans/shorts and polo/t-shirts though. Still hunky but not as scandalous.
The were a conveyor belt of guys. Two thirds of Big Fun came from Seventh Avenue.
They were like a gay sugababes no two covers have the same people on them!
I'm listening to Armed Robbery on repeat and it is a total gay BOP.
Along with Looking Good Diving it's one of my favourite things about this rate now!
The Gary Barlow years.
“Hijack, whoa stickup!” So camp!
And from what I read, none of the guys fronting the group ever sang. They just mimed to vocals from session singers Ian Levine hired. So it didn’t matter if they came and went. Levine started the group in the late 1970s and who knows how many guys passed through as members over the years. This was the lineup in 1979.
This is me for anything I didn't know that wasn't unlistenable, or when the artist was already familiar and the song was not loathed.
I think I gave the Three Degrees song (was there more than one?) a 6, but can't even recall the title.
The Heaven I Need.
The Heaven I Need is a brilliant record. There were two Three Degrees records, The Heaven I Need and This Is The House
Both are fantastic Hit Factory grooves I think.
MORGAN-MCVEY- LOOKING GOOD DIVING
AVERAGE SCORE: 6.225
HIGHEST SCORE: 10 X 2 @ohnoitisnathan @Eric Generic
LOWEST SCORE: 0 x 1 @RaggedTiger
PEAK POSITION: DID NOT CHART
RELEASED: FEBRUARY 1987
Much more famous now for its B-side “Looking Good Diving With The Wild Bunch” which is in essence the original version of “Buffalo Stance” featuring McVey’s then girlfriend Neneh Cherry (and a young Naomi Campbell on keyboards in the promo). Back in late 86 however it was the SAW produced A-Side that was getting the push to the interest of no-one it seems. Even a Nick Kamen cover in 1990 couldn’t salvage it though of course by that time Cherry had taken her version (kind of) to No 3
What did PJ say
Lots of love for this, starting us off is @MixmasterRemix “I loved everything about this. The sound, their style, the evolution to “Buffalo Stance,” and the eventual Nick Kamen cover”, he’s followed by @WhatKindOfKylie? “ I have not heard of this act before, so am guessing they didn't last too long perhaps? Don't mind this though, love its keyboard production on it. “
Most loved it for what it turned into including myself “I’m not a fan of his voice but the song is a cracker and deserved to be a bigger hit than it managed (but I suppose it was ultimately)”, @nanafan “Very weak track but without it there would have been no Buffalo Stance. You’ve got to like it for that reason”, @ohnoitisnathan “ Not the best vocalists, but it's a catchy song, and without it we may never have had 'Buffalo Stance'!” and @etcetera “Great fun to see Neneh Cherry in the video! The song is good too.”
@Eric is liking the reprieve from hi-nrg pop “A nice change in pace compared to most of the other songs in the rate, and a solid ballad with a good vocal” while @iheartpoptarts laments a “Missed opportunity for a pool party video.” @Eric Generic “Pete Waterman invents Neneh Cherry, Massive Attack and Trip-Hop all at once.”
One poster who isn’t happy is @unnameable “Christ there's some mediocre material here”
The start of Buffalo Stance of sorts, is good enough me for to like this!
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