Sunday, 30 January 2011

I'm a tiger - Olivia Pascal

You'd be forgiven for not knowing who Olivia Pascal is, but she was Germany's most popular singer in 1980, judging from the fact that she won Bravo's golden Otto that year. Olivia's singing style is quite reminiscent of Wendy James from Transvision Vamp or an even breathier version of Samantha Fox.

The two songs on this single are quite familiar: 'I'm a tiger' was originally a hit for Lulu and written by Marty Wilde (Kim's dad) in the Seventies. The other side is 'Glad all over', originally recorded by the Dave Clark Five. That song was recently covered by the Pet Shop Boys as well.

My collection: 7" single no. 5018
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, January 29, 2011
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'I'm a tiger' / 'Glad all over'

4 comments:

  1. I know Olivia Pascal from the Bananas show (with Frank Zander and others) that i saw recently in a sattelite german network. Humour Sketches from the early 80s with music from Mike Oldfield, Propaganda and many others. I didn't knew that she was a singer. Frank Zander has many humorous singles (versions from Falco's Jeanny or "Der Kommissar" are some of them). Perhaps she recorded a few records and gained the bravo award due the popularity of the show!

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  2. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_Pascal

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  3. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bravo_Otto#1980

    She won the Otto as Actress - 1978/1980

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