INDIE DANCE: SOPHIE B HAWKINS / THE GRID

It’s stretching a point to call this indie, since Sophie B Hawkins is pure US pop. So quite how she came to be remixed by the UK’s The Grid in 1994 is beyond me.

 

Her bio says “Sophie B. Hawkins emerged in 1992 with a fierce bidding war for her debut album, Tongues & Tails. The Columbia Records release quickly went gold, earned her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, and fired a single, “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover”, into the Top Five. Another gold album, Whaler, followed two years later along with the single, “As I Lay Me Down” that would chart in Billboard for a record-breaking sixty-seven weeks.”

 

Both versions of this track are pretty good examples of early 90s uplifting House. Her vocals work well on the track.

 

Sophie B Hawkins – Right Beside You (The Grid Dub Mix)
Sophie B Hawkins – Right Beside You (The Grid 12″ Mix)

 

Sophie B Hawkins website

 

~ by acidted on March 1, 2009.

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