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.


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!


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)

who is lime
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!

Who were Lime?
This part is very interesting and wikipedia


Today we remember Bobby Womack

The sad news of soul legend Bobby Womack passing away felt like a hit in the face. The man passed away friday the 27th of June 2014 – and this is my short little tribute to one of my favorite soul singers.


When I hear the name, Bobby Womack, the song “Across 110th Street” is the first song that pops up into my mind.


Quentin Tarantino brought this soul classic to peoples mind by including the song in his crime-blaxploitation-movie Jackie Brown, a movie adaption of Elmore Leonards novel “Rum Punch


The whole soundtrack to “Across 11th Street” is avaliable on YouTube, you can even watch the whole movie here!


This is how I remember Bobby Womack, may he rest in peace.
You´ll won´t be forgotten!

The short story of my last cassette!

The girls in the second-hand record shop

Here I am flickering through the old records, that smells like a filthy mix of sweat and beer, in the cheapest bargain box. I always find some hidden gems in those boxes. Another mans shit – is another mans gold!

Some odd indie-punk playing in the background a bit to loud, a scratchy LP on an old vintage vinyl player behind the counter!

Suddenly two girls come in, I see them in my rear view over my shoulder. They stroll around the counter, wait in the background, and they look a bit excited almost nervous, mean while I check out an old red wine and tobacco smelly Eagles record with a sticky album sleeve.


Then all of a sudden one of the girls goes over to the counter and asks the record dealer if they sell tapes or cassettes in the shop. The man with the dirty shirt behind the counter smiles, looks – a bit cocky – at the elder guys standing behind the girls, and seems a bit surprised. Then he replies something like, sorry – but you´ll find thousands of used LPs and CDs here, but no tapes. The girls shake their shoulders disappointed and heads for the door and out in the hot summer streets again.

When they’re out of the door the elder guys asks the record dealer if tapes and cassettes has become hip and cool again, since the girls asked for them. Then they laugh as only elder men can, while the record dealer smiles back at them and just let the question hang in the air, for never to be answered…

The girls asking the question has to be like 17-18 years. Being of that age – I guess they were not even born when tapes faded out of the record store shelves and into great big nothing.

Thinking of the girls never having the hassle of rewind or forward the tape and flipping over the tape when it’s ended. Pushing the hard play button on the tape deck. Hearing the tape hiss and flat sound, or trying to remove the hiss by pushing the Dolby B button – that actually made the music sound even more like it was being played under a blanket or three.

Two girls that probably never have had the joy or rewind the tapes manually with a pencil – because the tape has been chewed up by the tape deck the 7th that day time because the tape is so thin – after being played numerous times – you can look through the tape.

And now they’re here this day asking for something I used for years before they were born…and had erased out of my memory!

The last tape…
Hearing the girls question, I got kinda chills and my memory flashed back to the one old tape I have left.

Because I have gotten rid of all my tapes. Thrown them into the trash years back – because all they did was gathering dust. But I have one tape left, and only this single tape. The plastic cover and inlay has been lost for years, so it´s just the tape I have left.

When it comes to this tape – I don’t have the heart to get rid of it, so I have it stored. It got stopped some years back in the middle of a song…I wonder what song…What song was being played the day it got ejected out of my cassette player. Was it being played on side A or side B – was it in the middle of a song, or was it waiting for a new song, What song was being played that day – that stopped the time many years back – and is never going to be played again.

The tape is and has been my statement and a treasured hidden gem I can’t get rid of!

The tape is the last official and original recording of one of the hugest artists the world has ever seen. It’s a symbolic memory – my last cassette – is the last recording and probably one of the greatest albums Elvis Presley released just short time before he died. His swan song the 1977 album “Moody Blue” and now it just hangs there gathering dust – on a rusty nail in my garage – and know it will never ever be played again!…

Do you still own and play your tapes
Or have you also just memories of them?
Stored somewhere
I time?