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Sade

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 11:56 am
by Garth Cartwright
I'm feeling very lazy on this bank holiday Monday and was trying to think what music might suit my mood I settled on Sade. My favourite Sade album is Lover's Rock but she's often cut tunes I like. Extraordinary story of how she - and her band (I believe the same core musicians still work with her) - rose to huge international success: I believe she is the most successful British female singer ever. And she keeps such a low profile. I'm guessing Adam might have known or gigged alongside Sade as they were starting out? And maybe a few of you saw Sade in concert back then? No interviews, no concerts, no hype yet she sells and sells huge numbers of albums. Far preferable to Kate Bush (in my mind) but with none of the critical hoopla.

Re: Sade

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 1:28 pm
by Adam Blake
I always liked her. Right face, right place, right time. She auditioned for a mate of mine's band in about 1981. They turned her down. Couldn't sing. Hah!

Re: Sade

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 5:55 pm
by AndyM
Was there ever a more 1980s 'thing' than listening to Sade while sitting in a wine bar ?

Wearing something lemon yellow or pale grey.

Re: Sade

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 7:56 am
by Kari Salonen
AndyM wrote:Was there ever a more 1980s 'thing' than listening to Sade while sitting in a wine bar ?
Wearing something lemon yellow or pale grey.


Maybe an impeccably spotless distressed denim jacket to go along with those colours? With a gentle rain and a fading evening light (september maybe) in the background. But yes, I liked her too and still enjoy the first two albums. Funny though, Kate Bush and the Italian contemporary Alice have just made a comeback on my playlist as well...

Re: Sade

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 12:57 pm
by Garth Cartwright
I recall that whenever Smooth Operator came on the soundtrack to a tv show or film it was either to parody wine bar luvies or suggest a hot couple were about to get it on. One of those songs that was inescapable over the 80s.

Re: Sade

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 1:06 pm
by AndyM
Garth Cartwright wrote:I recall that whenever Smooth Operator came on the soundtrack to a tv show or film it was either to parody wine bar luvies or suggest a hot couple were about to get it on. One of those songs that was inescapable over the 80s.


Well that is the quintessential Sade track, and it has worn surprisingly well. It precisely captures its exact cultural moment as well as 'Tutti Frutti' or 'Anarchy In The UK'.

Re: Sade

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 2:44 pm
by Adam Blake
My favourite too. I like "Your Love Is King" and "Sweetest Taboo" as well. Her 'comeback' album in the 90s was very good as well (I can't remember the title.)