Sunday, January 13, 2008

3 Boys 1 Hat

We have this CD at my store. Which begs me to ask, where the hell was I when these guys were burning up the dancefloors in the late 80's? At first I was like.... er, okay? Two Without Hats. Did the members of Men Without Hats have a meeting one day where one of the guys made the announcement that he finally wanted to establish his own individual identity in a manner that would, oh I dunno, set him apart from the rest of the Mens? But I suppose they're really just a one-hit freestyle act from around 1989, which was the beginning of my club-going era and I have no recollection of this song being played at.... okay, I was hanging out at an "alternative" club back then, where I was too busy doing Teh Gothdance to Peter Murphy's "Cuts You Up" than out to seriously bust a move like these fellas -- but I was also working at DJ's at the time, so huh. Sometimes things do escape my radar (which pretty much sums up popular music for me these days anyway). They do seem to get people in large NY stadiums very excited and chanting in foreign languages, although they're too far away to determine whether or not they're still wearing hats. Or not. Or just that one guy. I'd be more interested to see if they still hung on to those jackets after all these years.
Where was I going with all this? Oh yeah. Read this. All I can say is, pig zombies??


Anonymous larryappleton said...

They look like a sorry Color Me Badd knockoff.Especially the one without the hat...the one with the patchwork shirt, and the femine haircut.

I was watching this show on VH1 on the top 100 songs of the 1990's and Color Me Badd was brought up, and one of the people on the show said that it was as though one of them had a "Rachael Haircut". They were totally right.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I think I do remember that! One of those guys had that weird forward flip thing that a lot of girls were wearing back then.

One of the guys in that photo, however, looks like he's trying for it and not succeeding.

10:25 AM  
Blogger PabloDiabloNY said...

I have been to Madison Square Garden for MANY a sold out show and I have to say I don't think I've ever seen a crowd as excited as they are for Two Without Hats in the clip! (Is it me or is the guy in the middle "Turtle" from Entourage's twin brother?!)

As for Colour Me Badd...I actually saw them in concert...opening for that American Idol in all our hearts Paula Abdul...Straight Up I'll tell you they rocked Albany right back in 1989!

9:32 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

>>Straight Up I'll tell you they rocked Albany right back in 1989!<<

What year did you see them, 1990? ;)

5:23 AM  
Blogger PabloDiabloNY said...

You know after I posted I realized 1989 was too early. I was a senior in college when I went because I remember I took some far away photos at the show and and it was my senior year spring semester when I took photography.

Now before you get the wrong idea about my musical likes and dislikes, let me explain. It was a birthday gift for my younger sister. The year was 1992...and my sister would have just turned 14. My other sister and I brought her to the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany and it was the worst seats ever for a show there, literally we were directly back from the stage in the very last row. As far as one could possibly get from the Bad boys of Colour Me...

God I actually remembered now this was also in my tape trading phase...I actually snuck my recorder into this show and taped Paula and Colour Me Badd...perhaps the only bootleg ever made of them, so all you closet fans out there, let me know and I'll dig through the box of old tapes and hook you up!

9:24 PM  
Blogger PabloDiabloNY said...

>>>>Straight Up I'll tell you they rocked Albany right back in 1989!<<

>What year did you see them, 1990? ;)

heheheh very funny Melissa and I must admit it went completely over my head when I first read it...good lord I'm sleep deprived and I can't get I Adore Mi Amour out of my head...g'nite and enjoy!

9:41 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

It cracks me up that you have a bootleg of that Paula Abdul/Color Me Badd show. You know, I bet a lot of people would kill something near and dear to them for a copy of that. I deal with folks all day long that have a twisted sense of nostaliga for the late 80'/early 90's pop/R7B stuff, especially Milli Vanilli. But even some Color Me Badd as well. I get the feeling Paula's already burned herself out over at American Idol to have a resurgence in popularity again.

3:44 PM  

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