21 posts categorized "Electroqueer Rewind"

Sunday, December 20, 2009

EQ Retro Rewind - The "Rico Suave" 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.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Tribute To The Most Downloaded Song In iTunes History - "Don't Stop Believin" by Journey


It's been recently announced that "Don't Stop Believin" by Journey is the most downloaded song in iTunes history!  It's amazing what a sync deal can do isn't?!  So, let's take a look at the infamous track through the ages shall we - as performed by some of the artists and new talent who have taken on the classic and made it a part of musical history.   

The original by Journey

As covered by freestyle legend George Lamond

As covered by The Cast of Glee

As performed by Joe McEldery on The X Factor

Monday, December 07, 2009

When In Barcelona - Watch "La Luna" By Belinda Carlisle

 Belinda la luna

Ahhh - Belinda Carlisle.

Who didn't LOVE this song when it was out?  "Runaway Horses" is still one of my favourite albums of all time.  Today as Geri and I were walking around Barcelona, I heard "La Luna" twice at random places. - how random is that!?  Well, hearing it in Spain really took me on a retro rewind and the song is stuck in my head, I've been singing it all day, so now - I'm passing it onto you...

Enjoy this little retro-rewind...the Spanish seem to be enjoying it.


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