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Friday, June 27, 2008

The Brat Pack - The Brat Pack (1990)

The Brat Pack was a male vocal duo (yes, finally another male act!) consisting of Ray-Ray Frazier and Patrick Donovan. They released a couple singles that were minor dance and pop hits: "You're The Only Woman" managed to reach #36 on the Billboard pop charts; "I'm Never Gonna Give You Up" only squeaked into the Billboard #100. There was really nothing particularly notable about the duo, other than that their producers were none other than Robert Clivilles and David Cole, who would find greater success as C+C Music Factory. The album is what you would expect, pop with subtle touches of latin, funk and house elements. Think a male version of C&C's other protegees, Seduction, but with a lot less sex appeal (and less success). There are even moments of Wham!-ness ("Unconditional Love" being the most obvious 'tribute' - and C+C Music Factory's Freedom Williams even has a cameo on it!). I've never really listened to the album properly before. As a matter of fact, I didn't even know I had it until I found it this morning in one of my boxes! Listening to it now, I'm pleased to say that it is quite a fun pop album, thanks mainly to C&C's excellent production. I think you'll find it a fun summer soundtrack!

Video for I'm Never Gonna Give You Up

Download The Brat Pack

1
Love Me Forever Or Love Me Not
2
I'm Never Gonna Give You Up
3
Every Time The Rain Starts To Fall
4
Lonely Boy
5
Time Vs. Love
6
Unconditional Love
7
Everyday
8
Sugar
9
You're The Only Woman
10
Every Time The Rain Starts To Fall

5 comments:

  1. Ohmylord.I had NO idea that they recorded an album !
    Back in the day,I bought the 12'' single of 'I'm Never Gonna Give You Up' for 99p in the pile of ex chart (or non charting) singles.
    I'm stunned.

    p.s - I love reading the bio on each act that appears on this page,whether I've heard of them or not.
    Fabulous blog.

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  2. Thanks! Glad you're enjoying the blog. Keep checking back!

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  3. Hey, since this was a C+C production, I'm curious to know if the "Love Me Forever..." track is the same song they produced with Trilogy. It seems like they would have been released around the same time.

    KGee

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  4. Hi NG,

    The song "I'm Never Gonna Give You Up" is the original version of Christopher Wong's Impulse! Thanks for sharing. : )

    Leon

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