Oct 21, 2009

Dracula's Tango (Sucker For Your Love) - ToTo Coelo

Take a Bite Out of Halloween!!

The group is known for its 1982 hit single "I Eat Cannibals Part 1", which reached #8 in the UK and was also a hit in many other countries, including South Africa where it was named the 17th biggest selling single of 1983. They also issued a less successful follow-up, "Dracula's Tango (Sucker For Your Love)". An album was issued containing both singles, together with B-sides and a selection of unreleased tracks in 1983 titled Man o' War. It was not a commercial success. "Milk from the Coconut" charted in the South Africa top 20 as well.

The group's name is Latin and means "by the whole extent of the heavens" or "heaven-wide", but is commonly translated as "completely", "entirely" or "utterly". Of the name, Sheen Doran said, "It has a number of meanings, such as 'heart and soul', 'root and branch' and 'totally different'. It seemed to describe what we were. Plus, it's strange-sounding and hard to pronounce, so it sticks in your mind." The group was renamed Total Coelo in the United States to avoid confusion with the American group, Toto.

Dracula's Tango
Mucho Macho

* Dracula's Tango (Sucker For Your Love) - ToTo Coelo

Oct 12, 2009

Heartache - Pepsi & Shirlie

The act comprised Helen "Pepsi" DeMacque (born 10 December 1958, Paddington, London) and Shirlie Holliman (born 18 April 1962, Watford, Hertfordshire), who had been Wham! backing vocalists.Holliman's original singing partner, Dee C. Lee, had earlier left the group to marry Paul Weller.
They had two UK Top Ten hits: "Heartache", which was produced by Phil Fearon and Tambi Fernando and reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart, and "Goodbye Stranger", produced by Fernando and Pete Hammond, which reached #9.
Holliman has been married since 1988 to Martin Kemp, a former member of the group Spandau Ballet and now an actor, whilst DeMacque resided in Wellington, New Zealand for a number of years working at a gift shop on Lambton Quay. She now lives in Norwich, England with her husband.
Pepsi & Shirlie returned in 2000 to record their backing vocals on Geri Halliwell's UK number one hit, "Bag It Up".

Heartache (Radio Mix)
Heartache (Extended Remix)
Heartache (PWL Remix)


* Heartache - Pepsi & Shirlie

Oct 6, 2009

Fetish - Vicious Pink

Here's something Spooky for Halloween

Vicious Pink was a synthpop duo formed in Leeds, UK in 1981 and active until 1986. With a catchy sound and a penchant for highly provocative and sexualized lyrics, the band aimed for success in clubs rather than commercial hits. Vicious Pink consisted of two members, English/French singer Josephine Warden and keyboardist Brian Moss. The duo began as backing vocalists for Soft Cell, known as Vicious Pink Phenomenon.

Fetish (Dance Mix)


* Fetish - Vicious Pink