Groovy, Sexy & Soulful Part 53 Romantic Edition

A few love making grooves, combined with a couple of romantic West Coast pop and new wave songs. One of them is ‘Breakfast’ by The Associates. They were Billy Mackenzie (‘William’ in ‘William, it was really nothing’ by The Smiths) and Ian Rankine. After a few singles and two albums, 1982's ‘Sulk’, was the group's definitive statement that sold very well and it was named album of the year in Melody Maker. Following the LP's success, a promotion tour and a record deal was set up in the US, but Mckenzie cancelled it all at the very last moment. Rankine went mad and left the group for a solo career. Mackenzie kept the name 'Associates' and booked a studio with producer Martin Rushent to record an album, but the final result never saw the light of day. A few of the tracks later appeared re-recorded on 1985's ‘Perhaps’. One of the tracks on the album is the closing track of this mix, ‘Breakfast’. In the 1990s the career of Billy Mckenzie went downhill. After the death of his mother and a deep depression, Mackenzie committed suicide on the 22nd of January 1997. He overdosed on a combination of paracetamol and prescription medication in the garden shed of his father's house in Auchterhouse. He was 39 at the time of his death.

Picture right: Marvin Gaye (next to concert promoter Freddy Cousaert) in Ostend, Belgium, for some 'seaside healing':

"Baby, I got sick this mornin'
A sea was stormin' inside of me
Baby, I think I'm capsizin'
The waves are risin' and risin'

Enjoy this romantic part of ‘Groovy, sexy and soulful’!


Marvin Gaye
– Sexual Healing (1982)
Gregory Abbott ‎– Shake You Down (1986)
George Michael ‎– Careless Whisper (1984)
Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio – Tonight’s The Night (1980)
Dane Donohue – Woman (1978)
Mac Davis – I’m Just In Love (1976)
Kenny Nolan – You’re So Beautiful Tonight (1979)
Leon Ware – Club Sashay (1979)
Clifford Coulter – Don’t Wanna See You Cry (1980)
Photoglo – Steal Away (1980)
Chicago – You’re The Inspiration (1984)
Ian Hunter ‎– All Of The Good Ones Are Taken (1983)
Prince & The New Power Generation ‎– Diamonds And Pearls (1991)
American Gypsy – Lady Eleanor (1974)
The Bible – Honey Be Good (1988)
Jim Capaldi ‎– That's Love [Special Extended Party Dad Version] (1983)
Rose Royce – Still In Love (1982)
God Help The Girl – Howard Jones Is My Mozart (2009)
Howard Jones – No One Is To Blame (1986)
The Associates ‎– Breakfast (1985)

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