Friday, October 26, 2007

"Why wasn't this song a SMASH?"

BAD, BAD BOYS, COME WITH ME, COME WITH ME...

Ok, so I'm going through my music collection when I stumble onto a track that I LOVED back in 1992. Midi Maxi & Efti's "Bad Bad Boys" on Columbia Records. It made a little bit of noise for a hot second, but then *poof* it dropped off the radar. So what happened people?? Were you not ready for this back in the nine deuce? To edgy for ya?

I mean, c'mon! Beavis lost his mind over this track on a vintage episode of Beavis & Butthead, and all who truly know Beavis are well aware that the boy KNOWS music.

They also sample part of the drum roll from the intro to Led Zeppelin's "D'Yer Mak'er"!


This track could be released as-is right now and it'd be a hit. That's my word. - Ace:)

Anyway, just wanted to get that out... You can peep the video below....


Oh yeah, here's what Wikipedia.com had to say about them

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Midi, Maxi & Efti was a Swedish musical group with African influences from the early 1990's. Their two biggest hits were "Bad Bad Boys" and "Ragga Steady".

The band consisted of the two twin sisters Midi and Maxi Berhanu and their friend Freweyni "Efti" Teclehaimanot, all of them born in 1976. Midi and Maxi were refugees from Ethiopia and came to Sweden with their parents in 1985. Efti was born in a refugee camp in Eritrea and also arrived in Sweden in 1985. The three girls finally met in the Stockholm suburb of Akalla.

Their self-titled album was released in 1991 and spawned three singles, "Bad Bad Boys", "Ragga Steady" and "Masenko". Although the girls contributed lyrics, most of the Africa-inspired songs were in fact composed and produced by the men behind Army of LoversAlexander Bard, Anders Wollbeck and Per Adebratt, assisted by E-type and Stakka Bo. Styling was done by Jean-Pierre Barda and Camilla Thulin.

In 1992, the album was released in the U.S. by Columbia Records, and a video was made for "Ragga Steady", directed by Frank Sacramento. The band split up after a few short tours of the U.S., South Africa and France.

Their songs have been featured in the TV series Beavis and Butthead and the movie For Love or Money (starring Michael J. Fox). The members have since recorded songs separately, but nothing has been released.

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3 comments:

Polyesther said...

I think this song is perfekt. Just heard it in the movie Untamed Heart at 0:33:33.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoQ4kPPnkcQ&feature=related

Polyesther said...

I was not finished.

Polyesther said...

Some resemblems here with M.I.A.and not only in the title...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uYs0gJD-LE