Tuesday, 20 November 2012

C+C Music Factory -- Pride

Before "Things That Make You Go Hmmm" and "Everybody Dance Now", these two guys were DJs who used to blow the roof off the back room at the Ministry of Sound while me and my dance buddies would climb onto the podium and give it some.

Little known fact. The woman in the video for "Things That Make You Go Hmmm" was not the singer. She was a model they hired. The singer was really Martha Wash from the Weather Girls, but unfortunately she was considered too ... ahem ... unsuitable for a 90s video.

People were so clueless about dance music back then. I remember hearing on fm radio in 1990 that Black Box was ... wait for it ... a man! Seems the idiot radio DJ thought that there was actually someone singing "Gonna get up, gonna get up, gonna get up" rather than two Italian blokes using a Loleatta Holloway sample on loop. His 'scoop' was that he had worked out that the 'singer of this band' (his words, not mine) had been outed as a fella. His big joke was that the band should now call themselves Black Tool.

Anyway ... here's C + C Music Factory's best song.