In the Heat of the Night

Somehow, I lived through the 1980s without becoming aware of the German disco singer Sandra.

My good luck has failed me, however, as I willingly subjected myself to this video.

Three questions:

1) How many musical instruments did they ruin in that shower?

2) Why has the noble clapstick faded from today's pop music?

3) Is the keytar the wussiest instrument known to man?
     Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 23, 2010
     Category: Music | Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods | 1980s

Ain't quite country, is it?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/23/10 at 11:32 AM
She has that "my coke is starting to wear off".
Posted by Mini Viking on 09/23/10 at 12:45 PM
Do you think if poured enough water in there, it would short something out? Sure, there'd be screams, but they'd have to be more tuneful than that racket.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 09/23/10 at 05:06 PM
standard '80s stuff, not horrible, but not great either.
paul all i can say is 'keytar' and 'gaydar' rhyme, coinsidence?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/24/10 at 12:19 AM
Is that Sean Bean doing an imitation of Patrick Swayze at 1:15? 😖

The German pop scene has a number of atrocities to its name, the musical careers of David Hasselhof and Mila Jovovich for a start, but also its good points.

Nena, Lucilectric, Rammstein all have pride of place in my record collection, Falco oscillated between kitsch and genius but was never less than entertaining, and Kraftwerk - while not my thing - are certainly worth noting.

Nena - 99 Luftballons
Lucilectric - Madchen
Rammstein - Ich Will
Falco - Jeannie
Kraftwerk - Tour de France
Posted by Dumbfounded on 09/24/10 at 09:36 AM
did you see the hasselhof roast on comedy central? the all nailed him pretty good. funny.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/24/10 at 11:06 AM
Sorry, but the keytar is not for wusses. Not all frontman are singers or guitarists. Herbie Hancock is a fantastic example. Why should he be forced to stand behind pipes and wires when free movement across the stage can be attained with a keytar? Now if a portable drum kit could be made then Phil Collins could go back to singing and drumming and be up front for all to see.
Though Starr Labs Ztars kick much ass!
Posted by DownCrisis on 09/27/10 at 10:46 PM
hey dc! how are you darlin'? nice to hear from you again. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/27/10 at 10:50 PM
Doin' fine. Life's been hectic so I don't get to post as much as I want but I don't miss any of the stories. How have you been?
Posted by DownCrisis on 09/27/10 at 10:57 PM
good, i've been good honey. glad to hear you're still with us, always a joy to see you post whenever you get time to. be well my friend. hugs!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/27/10 at 11:27 PM
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