Where are they now? pt1 – Stakka Bo

I decided this morning that I don’t update this site nearly enough with my thoughts about music, in fact, in the last couple of years, i have hardly written about music. Finding some old reviews of mine gave me a push. I shall attempt from now on to write at least twice a week. hopefully more. Even if it is just posting classic videos, or old reviews.

Today, i plan on starting with “Here we go” by Stakka Bo. I was reminded of this the other day because i was searching for some info on the Army Of Lovers. A truly great band, and the precursor to modern “gay pop” such as Alcazar and B.W.O (both of them also being Alexander Bard projects!). Aaanyway, I discovered that La Camilla from AoL used to go out with Stakka Bo. what a fantastic, inbred little pop musical planet we live in!

So I dug out my CD Single of “Here we go” and immedaitely remembered how much I loved it at the time…

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can now track down old popstars and see what they are up to. This is part one of a new series of posts stalking popstars of old. (suggestions of future posts are welcome!) – Turns out it was quite easy finding old Stakka, he’s been a busy boy! Turns out I was subliminally aware of his recent work already.

“He has directed music videos for a number of artists including Kylie Minogue‘s “Love at First Sight“, All Saints‘ “Black Coffee“, Madonna‘s “Hung Up” and “Nothing Really Matters“, Robbie Williams‘s “Tripping” and “She’s Madonna“, The Libertines‘ “What Became of the Likely Lads“, Suede‘s “She’s in Fashion“, New Order‘s “Crystal“, Beyoncé Knowles‘ “Me, Myself and I“, The Knife‘s “Pass This On“, Fever Ray‘s “Seven” and Bat for Lashes‘ “Daniel“. In TV, has directed episode 205 from AMC’s “Breaking Bad””

Not only this, He has teamed up with Jonas Ackerlund to form “R.A.F.”


So there you have it. from “Here we go” to “Breaking Bad” in one easy blog post!

coming soon – Army Of Lovers, Pop! and Daphne & Celeste.

Crack Whitney vs. Liberty X

I was just reading about a new whitney houston tune called “for the lovers” and immediately wondered if it was a cover of the Liberty X song. A quick google revealed that In the 4 years since Liberty X released it, the song had changed it’s name to “song 4 lovers” (it wasn’t my mistake, they changed the song name, dammit!)

Anyway, after listening to whitney’s song, i put on the “original” version. even though it isn’t a cover, the Original Liberty X version is infinitely better. what do you think?



Liberty X

I’m glad this brought back memories of liberty X. they were mostly poor, but had a few truly great songs, this one included

spotify good friday – criminal worship

I took an old setlist from sundays at stealth and dropped it into http://spotmysongs.com
it managed to convert all but one song! theres a distinct lack of lo-fidelity allstars on spotify 🙁

original setlist from http://poptunes.org/?p=96 contains boz skaggs, massive attack, girl talk, apollo 400, stakka bo, jurassic 5, gorillaz, primal scream and the similou as well as loads more!


mmmha! now with added spotify goodness

I’ve been playing with http://spotmysongs.com and converted the bulk of the 4th birthday setlist to a spotify playlist. click here to open the playlist and listen to the sort of stuff we play at the rescue rooms

not all the songs are there, and some are different versions of the ones I played, but it’s up, and it is a pretty good taster of the sort of stuff that gets played.

have a listen, and please comment if you listen to it. let us know what you think!