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 Post subject: Boney M
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:17 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Boney M
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I must have been in the back room at Don Vito's too long.
(don't wanna tell you what I've been doin)
I missed out on this worldwide popular group.
I must have heard their music somewhere but I don't recall liking them, I can't recall not liking them.
I don't have ANY of their music.
So in the essence of being open-minded can you suggest a couple of their songs that I will like to start off??

C'mon, you guys here know what I like---turn me on to them!!!!
Where do I start????

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 Post subject: Re: Boney M
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 Post subject: Re: Boney M
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:39 pm 
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I used to sort of sneer at Boney M, thinking they were fun but cheesy in a too populist way, until seeing them live a few months ago here. They performed with Gloria Gaynor and the Three Degrees for a couple of thousand dancers, and actually delivered the best show of the night. There was a full backing band with a brass section and Liz Mitchell especially was in top form. We sang along, whooped, screamed and danced like mad. Of course EVERYONE here, young and old, knows the hits and the words by heart. In much of Europe, the band remains an pop culture institution.


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 Post subject: Re: Boney M
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:47 pm 
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Amen to that Jussi !

You're 100% right. Boney M really are like an institution here in Europe and EVERYONE knows their songs. I'm really happy to hear they performed such a good show as I really thought they might not be that good these days !!! Cool !!!

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 Post subject: Re: Boney M
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:07 pm 
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Boney M were huge in Australia. :D
All their hits were played on the radio & that meant that they were huge on the disco dancefloors as well. :wink:
They sold a lot of records in this country. :twisted:
I also remember watching that detective series "Boney" which was about an Aboriginal tracker who ends up becoming a "Bush Policeman" helping to solve murders in the Outback (Desert) :)

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 Post subject: Re: Boney M
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Pflext !

The title track to this Boney TV-series - was that "Boney Cool" or "My Boney" ! :wink: :lol:
Just fooling around... couldn't resist... now when being a little "comfortably balmy" of Saturday night !

But it's really interesting to see how you Aussies and we Europeans are quite a like and that lots of the European stuff was huge in Australia as well...

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 Post subject: Re: Boney M
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yes Boney M were huge in Oz too right Mr flex!
For me i love the whole big drum intro on the LP version of Rasputin. It's a corny cheesy song but I do LOVE this track! Daddy cool too!!!
one of my wife's favorite songs was "Brown girl in the ring". Now this one I don't like. Sorry Wilma.
in later years the track "Kalimba de Luna" was huge at a club I used to spin at called The Midnight Shift.
God bless Boney M, that brought much joy to my world and I always have to smile when I hear one of their tracks. Music today is just so damn serious isn't it?

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 Post subject: Re: Boney M
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Paul,

Right ! I totally agree - all the way !
Drum intro to "Rasputin" = Great :D
Boney M = Smile :)
Music today = Too serious 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Boney M
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Tomcat ; I cannot agree more ! The drum ( intro ) session on the 12" Rasputin is divine...

Can't wait to see them in February in Antwerp ! I had the pleasure of seeing them perform 3 times now. Seeing Frank perform...Damn man ! He still has the same energy as he did in the 70's... Jumping on stage, undressing himself, seducing the horny girls in the audience...

I bought the 12" of Ma Baker some time ago & I found some oringal postcards in the sleeve. Those postcards have been there for many many years, but still are in good condition... That's one of the things that I treasure from Boney M...

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 Post subject: Re: Boney M
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Frank Farian is a master producer/arranger.
He knew exactly how much "cheese" to put in a song. :twisted:
As Tomcat says above, "Kalimba De Luna" was a major club hit as was "Happy Song" around 84-85 in Australia. None of these tracks were played on radio though.
Other stuff he did over the years include Milli Vanilli/Eruption Feat. Precious Wilson/Chilly........& also a cover of Led Zepplin 'Stairway To Heaven" by Far Corporation.
I played them all. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Boney M
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Pflext,

You're right... I had totally forgotten that Frank was involved in all of those acts as well...
Gotta bring out some of those and have a listen... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Boney M
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Paul, is that Chilly as in "For your love"? hhmmm... one of my favorites!
Hey imagine if all the members of boney M became fat. What would they be called?
Fat M? and then they could do a cover of "over like a fat rat" or maybe something by Fat larry's band? Please ignore my stupidity here folks...... it's early!

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 Post subject: Re: Boney M
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tomcat wrote:
Paul, is that Chilly as in "For your love"? hhmmm... one of my favorites!
Hey imagine if all the members of boney M became fat. What would they be called?
Fat M? and then they could do a cover of "over like a fat rat" or maybe something by Fat larry's band? Please ignore my stupidity here folks...... it's early!


I mispelt the name Tomcat........it's Chilli not Chilly...

CHILLI feat.CARRAPICHO "Tic Tic Tac" (1997)

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http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea ... d=18278091

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For those who are not already Boney M. fans, but heard a couple of most famous hits and are willing to dig a bit deeper... here's few not-so-well-know and unjustly forgotten songs, in my opinion - all masterpieces:

1976 - Take the heat off me
1976 - Lovin' or leavin'
1977 - A woman can change a man
1978 - Nightflight to Venus
1978 - He was a Steppenwolf
1978 - Voodoonight
1978 - Never change lovers in the middle of the night
1979 - Let it all be music
1979 - Bye bye bluebird
1981 - Boonoonoonoos
1981 - African moon

There's much more, but this is enough to really appreciate them. They weren't just another pop act, they were huge global phenomenon, first to perform behind the Iron Curtain!
And what about THIS: recently I got my hands on video footage from some of their late 70's concerts, and I realized that Bobby Farrell could easily be inspiration for Michael Jackson's moves! The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced.

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