Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Buffalo Stance" by Neneh Cherry

Birthday wishes go out today to Neneh Cherry, whose 1988 hit Buffalo Stance was not only the highlight of her debut album Raw Like Sushi but among the first portents of a sound which would come to dominate the musical landscape of the next twenty years: hip-hop. That the song should have been so successful is even more amazing when considering that it had first been the B-side of a song recorded in 1986 by the obscure Stock Aitken Waterman-produced pop band Morgan-McVey, one half of which was Cameron McVey - who is, coincidentally*, Neneh Cherry's husband.

*Or not, depending entirely upon how cynical you are...

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