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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... ZE Records Island Records Chris Blackwell Peech Boys “Life Is Something Special ” Konk ...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Larry Levan Michael de Benedictus the Peech Boys “Don’t Make Me Wait ” Gwen Guthrie ...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
....” In return, de Benedictus asked Levan to join his band, the Peech Boys. A year in the making and released by West End, the band’s first single, “Don’t Make Me Wait,” combined soul, disco, dub, and rock. During 1981 Levan also began to work with Island Records, reworking Gwen Guthrie’s “Seventh Heaven...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-026
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
..., signed the Peech Boys. The group’s follow-up single, “Life Is Something Special,” featured a smooth, transcendent groove and neospiritual lyrics. Konk injected boisterousness into the downtown band scene with the release of “Master Cylinder’s Jam”—backed with a short version of “Konk Party”—at the end...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Larry Levan invited keyboardist Michael de Benedictus to accompany him during his DJ sets during 1980 and then hired him to play on tracks such as “Heartbeat.” In return, de Benedictus asked Levan to join his band, the Peech Boys. A year in the making and released by West End, the band’s first...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-032
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... and cerebral direction with their cutup mix of globe & Whiz Kid’s “Play That Beat Mr. d.j.” Records such as Visual’s “The Music Got Me” charged New York City’s dance floors but the Peech Boys’ debut album disappointed many, and overall the impression was that the music had slipped past its peak...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... York City’s dance floors but the Peech Boys’ debut album disappointed many, and overall the impression was that the music had slipped past its peak. Arthur Baker John Robie Afrika Bambaataa Run-DMC Steve “Steinski” Stein Doug “Double Dee” Hoping to ensure quality and satisfy his...