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Friday, March 27, 2009

Midi, Maxi & Efti - Midi, Maxi & Efti (1992)

Midi, Maxi & Efti were a very curious and very brief pop act from the early 1990s. It consisted of three 16 year old African girls, twin sisters Midi & Maxi Berhanu from Ethiopia and Freweyni "Efti" Teclehaimanot from Eritrea. Separately the twins and Efti moved to Sweden with their parents, and they lived and met in the same Stockholm suburb. Somehow they were discovered by Alexander Bard, then best known as the mastermind behind bizarre pop group Army Of Lovers. He and his partner in crime Anders Wollbeck (they would eventually form the group Vacuum together) decided to write and produce an album for the girls, even though they displayed no vocal talent whatsoever. LOL But with fellow Swede act Dr. Alban having success with his ragga-pop and Ace Of Base, also Swedes, getting ready to release their equally catchy (and soon to be popular) reggae-pop, the climate seemed right for just such an act, and the girls were cute to boot! The single "Bad Bad Boys" was released to limited success in Sweden. But that success was apparently enough to get the attention of Columbia Records in the US, who signed them immediately, as unlikely as that would seem. The track got some attention in North America thanks to it's inclusion on the Beavis & Butthead television show and the soundtrack for the movie Untamed Heart. Another single, "Masenko", was featured on the soundtrack for the Michael J. Fox film For Love Or Money. They released a third single, "Ragga Steady", but it, like their other singles and album, remained a novelty, and the girls soon broke up after a quick tour. All I can find of their whereabouts now is that Midi & Maxi live in England, and Efti is still in Sweden, getting ready to release a solo album! We can only hope!

Video for Bad Bad Boys (Version1)

Video for Bad Bad Boys (Version 2)

Video for Ragga Steady

Download Midi, Maxi & Efti

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Ragga Steady
2
Poppadink Tribe
3
Masenko
4
Basement Boyfriend
5
I Got Riddim
6
Go Girlie Go
7
Culture Of Youth
8
Bad Bad Boys
9
Jamma On Da Savannah
10
You Can Make It
11
Sisterhood Of Africa
12
Ragga Steady Dub

8 comments:

  1. YES.

    YES. YES. YES. YES.

    yes.

    bad, bad boys.

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  2. Bad bad boys come to me, come to me... *lol*

    Very nice album!

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  3. "Bad Bad Boys" was a top20 hit in France.

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  4. Would you re-up this on Zippy this time . Thanks :)

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  5. I remember "Bad Bad Boys" getting near constant airplay for a 2-3 month period when I was a very young child. It was the quintessential summer ear-worm. Back then I thought it was a Kriss Kross song!

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  6. THAT THESE GIRLS MISSING, IS OF BRAZIL AND WANTED TO KNOW HOW WILL YOU

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