Freitag, 20. März 2015

Inflammable Material - First Records That Impressed Me Much # 9

Ba k in 1984 Helene Folasade Adu released her first album. It was not the kind of music I used to listened to. It was at the end of the year when my former girlfriend asked me to help her sister to move out of her friends flat. I arrived at their place after work and nothing was prepared. It was a single room in a shared apartment. Five very kind of people lived in there. And they were very different in  the way they lived. They lived the balance of arty jazz-fusion, punk and New Wave and just mainstream as well. I came there and nothing was primed. All the freaks sat in the kitchen, having some drinks, eating paella and having a good time. If they didn't want to do any job for moving to another place I decided to join the company. I remember some discussions what we should listen to. Someone would like to hear some new music - the other ones would like to hear some arty jazz/fuision. After all we agreed on  the pop-jazz record of the year. We listened to her music for many hours. I can't remember when I listened to a record one day for so many times and I still love her music in a very sentimental way. After all it is a classic from the 80..

Sade - Smooth Operator
Sade - You're Love Is King
Sade - Hang On To You're Love
Sade - Cherry Pie
Sade - Why Can't We Live Together


Brian hat gesagt…

Impressed me too, Walter. I was into much of the sophisti-pop of the period. She has continued to make some fine records. Thankfully, this is one the Mrs. and I can agree on... so it gets played a lot.

Walter hat gesagt…

You're right Brian. A lot of ladies agree on this record.

Dirk hat gesagt…

" ... and nothing was prepared": it NEVER is!!! I've thus withdrawn from helping anyone and blame it on my bad back!

And sade: I think I haven't listened to this album for 25 years ... perhaps I should dig it out again and give it a spin on the weekend ...

Charity Chic hat gesagt…

Liked Sadie at the time and then went years without playing her.Have recently rediscovered her with some of her later stuff - a true talent