This Beat Is Mine! Was (Not Was) – Spy In The House Of Love (Fontana)
I can see how eclectic you are here on Indamixworldwide. Therefore, I’d like to say how I like it as you embrace so many different vibes. Hailing from Detroit, as I stated it on my message to you, I shouldn’t surprise you when saying we had Motown and the Techno thing. And also some Neo-Soul vibes. But wait a minute! We also had Was (Not Was), which is probably lesser known to many. And what a band this happened to be!
People absolutely away from all the conventions and most likely ahead of their time. Differently said, we also had our Punks. They obviously felt good outside the genres when so many nowadays feel like kind of lost without banners. ‘Spy In The House Of Love’, although released almost 10 years after their debut, pretty much illustrates the feeling. It is jazzy but not jazz. Housey but not House. Discoish but not Disco. And that’s what makes it so catchy, even though released almost 30 years ago. Just like ‘Dance Or Die’ which Was (Not Was) singer Sweet Pea Atkinson also happened to be performing on.
This Beat Is Mine! (*) Once in a week (on Wednesdays), Indamixworldwide is left with you at the command!
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With warm thanks to Detroit, MI-based correspondent, Thomas Denham, for this week’s suggestion…
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