Showing posts with label Lois Lane. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lois Lane. Show all posts

Friday, 26 March 2010

I wanna be - Lois Lane

The Dutch band Lois Lane released the second single from their second album 'Fortune fairytales' in the spring of 1990. 'I wanna be' was a straightforward pop song.

The single reached number 15 in the Dutch Top 40, becoming their fifth consecutive chart hit. Unfortunately, their next single would not make the chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 4726
Found: Velvet Vinyl Outlet, Leiden, March 13, 2010
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'I wanna be' / 'Attracted to you'

Friday, 26 February 2010

One night stand - Lois Lane

Released as the follow-up to their debut single 'Break it up', 'One night stand' was Lois Lane's second single, and the second and last one of their five singles released by WEA records to not reach the Dutch Top 40.

This particular copy appears to be a mispressing: although the B-side is announced as 'Goodbye girl' on the label, it simply plays 'One night stand' once again.

My collection: 7" single no. 4576
Found: Velvet Vinyl Outlet, Leiden, February 26, 2010
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks (label): 'One night stand' / 'Goodbye girl'
Tracks (disc): 'One night stand' / 'One night stand'

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Qualified - Lois Lane

Although the Dutch band Loïs Lane were never officially part of Prince's entourage, they did get to work with him on a few occasions. This single is a good example of their collaboration: 'Qualified' was written and produced by Prince and Kirk Johnson. The track was even recorded at his Paisley Park studios in Minneapolis.

'Qualified' was a track on Lois Lane's 1992 album 'Precious' and released as the first single from that album. It reached number 8 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 1653
Found: Melody Maker, Den Haag, May 9, 1992
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'Qualified' / 'Need a little space'

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

It's the first time - Lois Lane

Things seemed to go well for Lois Lane in 1989. With 'It's the first time' they landed their first Dutch top 10 hit: it peaked at number 7 in the Dutch Top 40. A mini album was released, featuring all of their previous singles and some extra tracks, which actually reached the top of the album chart in the summer of 1989.

And then suddenly their record label Polydor decided to drop all Dutch acts. It was back to the drawing board for Lois Lane. They resurfaced a year later with their own record label and the single 'Fortune fairytales'.

My collection: 7" single no. 944
Found: Free Record Shop, Den Haag, July 17, 1989
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'It's the first time' / 'She says: Oh no'

Saturday, 17 October 2009

This must be love - Lois Lane

'This must be love' was released as the third single from Lois Lane's 1990 album 'Fortune Fairytales'. The single did not chart and thus became the final single release from the album.

The song does sound a bit different from the rest of the band's repertoire, which may have turned off the audience. Personally I think it's a nice track, although it's not the best they've ever made.

My collection: 7" single no. 4107
Found: Empire Records, October 17, 2009
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'This must be love' / 'Say I love you'

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Fortune fairytales - Lois Lane

After being dumped by their record company, the band Lois Lane had to find a way to release their next album. They created the label LowLand records, signed a marketing and distribution deal with Polydor records, and off they went.

'Fortune fairytales' was the first single released this way. A limited edition of the single was signed by the entire band, and as you can see, I managed to buy a copy. The single became a good success in the Netherlands, peaking at number 6 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 1212
Found: Melody Maker, Den Haag, April 20, 1990
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'Fortune fairytales' / 'Just can't help myself'

Friday, 23 January 2009

Amsterdamned - Lois Lane

'Amsterdamned' is the name of a thriller movie produced in the Netherlands in 1988. Two bands were asked to deliver a song for the soundtrack of the movie: the famous rock group Golden Earring and the relatively unknown group Lois Lane. Surprisingly, the latter were asked to sing the title song. 'Amsterdamned' was released in April 1988 and peaked at number 33 in the Dutch Top 40. It was the first success for Lois Lane. From then on, they would have more hit singles.

My collection: 7" single no. 3468
Found: Empire Records, Den Haag, December 11, 2008
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Amsterdamned' / 'Amsterdamned (B-side mix)'
Download: here

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Break it up - Lois Lane

The Dutch group Lois Lane was Founded by Monique Klemann, she originally worked with backing singer Angela. When she left the band in 1985, Monique replaced her with her own sister, Suzanne Klemann. In 1987, they won a band contest in the Netherlands, which earned them a recording contract. The bouncy 'Break it up' became their debut single.

It ended up just outside the Dutch Top 40 in the summer of 1987. They would reach that chart with their third single, the theme song of the movie 'Amsterdamned'.

My collection: 7" single no. 3489
Found: Geest, Den Haag, 2006
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Break it up' / 'Nothing left'
Download: here
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