Showing posts with label Laid Back. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laid Back. Show all posts

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Bakerman - Laid Back

The single 'Bakerman' by Laid Back was notable for its music video, directed by Lars von Trier, featuring members of the band falling down in the sky as part of a parachute jump. The music is also interesting, while the lyric is a little repetitive. The track featured guest vocals by Hanne Boel.

The single reached number 23 in the Dutch Top 40, while a remix version reached number 1 in Greenland in 2006.

My collection: 7" single no. 1189
Found: Free Record Shop, Den Haag, May 3, 1990
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'Bakerman' / 'I walk proud'

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Sunshine reggae - Laid Back

Laid Back had an enormous European summer hit on their hands when they released 'Sunshine reggae' in September 1983. Despite the bad timing, the single still reached number 2 in the autumn of that year in the Neherlands.

The B-side featured 'White horse', a single that would become a worldwide hit for the band a few months later.

My collection: 7" single no. 3135
Found: July 24, 1999
Cost: 1 guilders
Tracks: 'Sunshine reggae' / 'White horse'

Sunday, 10 May 2009

White horse - Laid Back

The Danish group Laid Back was formed by Tim Stahl and John Guldberg in Copenhagen in 1979. After hitting it big in Europe in 1982 with 'Sunshine reggae', they released 'White horse', an anti-drug abuse themed track about people who were lured into the drug culture/lifestyle that was commonplace in the 1980s.

The single reached number 17 in the Netherlands and also was a number 1 hit in the American dance/disco chart (as shown on the sleeve).

My collection: 7" single no. 2796
Found: Record fair, Rotterdam, December 14, 1996
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'White horse' / 'Don't be mean'

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