WHATEVER: SWING OUT SISTER

A new series of random “whatever” posts from stuff that piques my interest from a random rummage in the record racks. Today, Legend Frankie Knuckles remixes the UK’s Swing Out Sister in 1992. Doesn’t bring out the best in either of them. But if disco pop’s your things…

Wiki says: Swing Out Sister are a British “sophisti-pop” group best known worldwide for their 1986 song “Breakout”. Other hits include “Surrender”, “Twilight World”, “Waiting Game” and a remake of “Am I the Same Girl?” Though their album sales in the U.S. and Europe have leveled off since the 1980s, they continue to attract a loyal fanbase. The group are also very popular in Japan.

Although Swing Out Sister are currently a duo, they began as a trio in the UK. The group was formed by Andy Connell (keyboards) and Martin Jackson (drums), and were later joined by Corinne Drewery (vocals). The name came from a 1945 movie starring Arthur Treacher, called Swing Out, Sister, and they claim they chose the name because it was the only thing the band could agree on, in that they all hated it. Both Connell and Jackson had been playing in other bands prior to forming SOS, while Drewery was actually a fashion designer and model before she became the band’s lead vocalist.

To my surprise, they are still going and still touring today in the Far East.

Swing Out Sister – Notgonnachange Club Mix (Frankie Knuckles)  

Swing Out Sister – Notgonnachange Mix of Drama (Frankie Knuckles)  

Swing Out Sister website

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~ by acidted on February 2, 2010.

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