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Sunday, December 20, 2009

EQ Retro Rewind - The "Rico Suave" Gerardo

 Gerardo

I know, I know. 

Well if you're of a certain age, you'll get a good laugh out of today's retro rewind on EQ.  Back in 1991 - this guy was the shit.  Before Ricky Martin, before Enrique Iglesias, there was Gerardo.  The quintessential Latin lover of the early 90s - he was most noted for being a cheeky chappy with the ladies and usually sporting an open-chest in a Miami Vice jacket with bits of his trousers missing - see example above.  You may even recognize him from the classic 80's flick called "Can't Buy Me Love" - which, by the way, is a staple in my DVD collection.

And why the fuck am I writing about him today?  We'll I've been having a bit of a rewind on YouTube today (mostly watching old Tina Turner vids) and came across his classic video to "Rico Suave" and well - it made me laugh - at it's time, it was all sorts of Young MC / Milli Vanilli / C + C Music Factory / Paula Abdul brilliance.  And, I 'm not ashamed to say that I own this guys big breakthrough CD "Mo Ritmo" - I feel like a kid again now listening to this.  Brilliant - someone should nu-retro this shit up pronto.

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I was 16 in 1991....i used to love this song....ow you're gonna make me go watch it again.LOL

OMG! haha that house at the end of the clip is the same one that Lady Gaga used in Pokerface:
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b16/alej_r_b/gerardogaga.jpg

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