Friday, June 1, 2012

Wild Wild West

This week's edition of Retro Friday features the band The Escape Club, and the song "Wild Wild West."

Copyright : Warner Music UK, Ltd., 1991

The Escape Club are an English pop rock band, formed in London in 1983. The Escape Club was composed of former Mad Shadows members' lead singer/rhythm guitarist Trevor Steel and guitarist John Holliday, along with former Expressos members bassist Johnnie Christo and drummer Milan Zekavica.

In 1985, The Escape Club signed with EMI and recorded the album White Fields, which was released in the following year. In 1987, the group moved to Atlantic Records and began recording their next album, entitled Wild Wild West. The album was released in the summer of 1988 and the first release off album was the single, "Wild, Wild West." The single very quickly became a hit sensation, and climbed to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart while the song's distinctive video received a lot of MTV airplay. Notably, it was banned from being used in their homeland because it was claimed to have been sexist and offensive.

This may not be one of my typical Retro Friday songs, but this is one of my all time favorite songs from the 80's. It was released the summer before my senior year in High School, and I have great memories of this song, and the boy that I very much associate with this song. Unfortunately said boy has since had a tragic life story since High School, but I still have very fond memories of him, and this song brings them into full view.

And without further ado, here it is for your listening pleasure ... "Wild Wild West"


1 comment:

  1. Ahhh, another Retro Friday! And again, new band for me :) I like this one :)

    Thank you for posting!!