Showing posts with label Lori Spee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lori Spee. Show all posts

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Sugar - Lori Spee

American-born Dutch singer Lori Spee released her third album 'Intuition' in 1983. The single 'Sugar' was taken from this album in January 1984. Supported by a concert tour in the Netherlands, the single still didn't manage to conquer a place in the Dutch Top 40.

It is actually a nice song, although it was maybe a bit too 'middle of the road' in this synthpop-dominated era in music.

My collection: 7" single no. 1236
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, May 25, 1990
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Sugar' / 'Time alone'

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Familiar ground - Lori Spee

When I was young, I had a weekly allowance of three guilders. The record shop around the corner sold chart singles for six guilders, so I had to save up for two weeks to buy a singles. But fortunately, the shop also sold off singles that left the charts for three guilders. So usually I opted for these discount discs. Sometimes this resulted in a bad buy: a single I bought and then rarely ever played again.

These bad buys usually happened in weeks when there weren't that many good singles available at discount price. Lori Spee's 'Familiar ground' is a good example of this: throughout my life I think I played this single five times, at most. Lori was an American immigrant, based in the Netherlands, singing these kind of middle of the road songs and having moderate success with it. This particular single did not chart at all.

My collection: 7" single no. 120
Found: Wouters, Den Haag, 1982
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Familiar ground' / 'Problem child'

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