Saturday, March 13, 2010

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

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Since I skipped a week recently, I'm doing a two-fer this week. Last month, my friend (and NYC's best kept power pop secret) Johnny posted a video on my Facebook page. It was Bourgeois Tagg's 1987 Top 40 hit "I Don't Mind At All," which I didn't recall at all. I'm glad he introduced me to it though, because it's a pretty, rather Beatlesque song. Does anyone remember this one?



Even though I'd never heard of that song, I did recognize the name Bourgeois Tagg, so I looked them up on YouTube. It didn't take me long to find their lower-charting 1986 single, "Mutual Surrender (What A Wonderful World)," another of those songs that had been purged from my memory yet immediately came back upon hearing the first note. It was never a huge favorite of mine, but I liked it well enough. It's got kind of a cool, funky groove. But wow, do these guys look like a bunch of over-performing, creepy douchebags here, as opposed to their "introspective" vibe in the previous vid.

5 comments:

words...words...words... said...

I haven't heard the name Bourgeois Tagg in like 20 years. I saw them open for Heart in the 80s and I don't remember a single thing. This is not a very helpful comment.

Paticus said...

I don't remember the second song, but I do remember "I Don't Mind At All". I love that tune,actually. I still listen to it fairly often.

Johnny Yen said...

Wow-- I heard this one in the clubs a lot, but never knew who did it! Thanks!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I can't listen to that song on this computer, but it has me curious. I remember lots of music from 1987 . . .

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

I have absolutely no recollection of this band at all. I'm sure I'd have remembered that rather "special" second video!

 

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