So freakin’ wierd – so damn cool!

What happended in the 80s?
People talk about all the shit people got into them in the 60s – have someone ever tried to find out what drugs did they took in the 80s?

Thanks to Azelia Banks track «Hood Bitch» I discovered the almost nursery rhymin-alike melody to the track «Babe, We’re Gonna Love Tonight» by the duo Lime, a synth pop duo from Montréal, Canada. Then it was that raw kinda soulful male vocal, I bet was a sample from some Four Tops outtake or something. But no, the thing was; Azelia Banks was sample both the melody and vocal from the Lime track.

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The thing about Lime´s original song is that the melody is kinda cool – and so is the vocal to. The bands two vocalists were husbond and wife Denis and Denyse LePage. The husbond Denis has on this track this macho raw soulful vocals you hear on Four Tops records like «Reach Out I´ll Be There» and the wifes vocals is kinda like Kate Bush on helium. It´s wierd like hell, but somehow it works as a package, especially on this bouncy disco synth track!
There has been rumors about all the vocal part is done by Denyse, while Denis lipsyncs his vocals. How they did this live must only God knows!

What really freaks me out about this band is the video to «Babe, We’re Gonna Love Tonight». First of all, the song and video is from 1982 – and it’s their official video to the track!

Have you seen the music video yet?
Maybe you now understands why I asked on top of this post, self-quote follows; «What drugs did they take in the 80s»?

Here you´ll get shiny fake silk shirts, an soon-to-be-bold man with a pony tail, you’ll get a female in a kimono like white fake-silk thing with a blue belt, they both do a lovely dad-dance you just gotta love!

What else is there? A synth solo, flashing stars, split screen experiments, and glowing colorful early music video effects you also have to love!

Last but not least it looks like the odd couple is having fun, take note of how many times they seem to be start laughing! Count’em if you like!

Seeing this video does make me think about how important music videos has become for artists to promote their music. If someone would be making a music video like this these days, it would only be seen as ironic or a tribute to the really crap music videos the made back in the days!

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Some more facts about Lime and Mr & Mrs Denis and Denyse LePage:
Lime has released 11 albums the first one in 1981 and the latest in 2002. The track «Babe, We´re Gonna Love Tonight» is taken from their second album – called just «Lime II». In 1988 the couple divorced and Denis LePage chose to continue the band with various vocalists.

And here’s where things get really wierd;
While writing this posts I found out that the singers of the band were not Denis og Denyse, but to other singers named Chris Marsh and Joy Doris – and they later those two toured and performed as Lime. I a later installment of Lime Chris Marsh would be replaced by Rob Hubertz.

Some more odd «facts”; Rumors even had it that Denis & Denyse wasn´t even a husbond / wife group but brother and sister!

…And hold on, there’s even more; Denis LePage, the writer and producer from the original Lime is still in the musicbusiness making music as transsexual act Nini Nobless (sic)

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Will the real LIME please stand up…? Please stand up!

Now what!
There´s so much loose threads in the history of Lime it would be cool if someone could tell me the real story of the band, some one like Denis LaPage aka Nini Nobless, Denyse LePage (maybe not that lastname now?), Chris Marsh or Joy Doris aka Joy Winter. That would have been so damn cool!


Untill the real story of Lime appears will be I scratching my head, while wondering who was the band Lime???
I still enjoy their second album on my stereo and boost it up to 11 everytime «Babe, We’re Gonna Love Tonight» comes on!

Sources:
Who were Lime? http://www.discomusic.com/forums/showthread.php/3876-Who-were-Lime-really
This part is very interesting http://www.discomusic.com/forums/showthread.php/3876-Who-were-Lime-really/page2?s=fac58adc32a634ae2b47cd786339b177 and wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lime_(band)

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4 thoughts on “So freakin’ wierd – so damn cool!

  1. The original Lime was indeed Denis and Denyse LePage from Canada. They were husband and wife and they did all the vocals. He did the male vocals, she did the female vocals 🙂 I recall reading that since they were raising a family, they did not want to tour the club circuit across the US when their songs became hits, so they hired “singers” to tour for them and lip-sync to their songs. By the way, the 80s were really, really fun – even without drugs 🙂

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  2. After their divorce in 1988 (Denis was Gay and later became Transgender), he signed over the rights to Lime. Lime is now two other people.

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