Sunday, 26 April 2009

Umboza 'Sunshine'

Chart Peak: 14


Before he got Now 34, my brother had the non-canonical Now 1995, and I remember much hilarity about the presence on that album of 'Cry India' by Umboza, a record neither of us had ever heard of (and which noticeably didn't appear on a normal Now album). I remember much hilarity when it turned out that the mother of somebody in his class at school had bought it.

Maybe you had to be there...

Anyway here they were again, with their second and final hit. It's largely a repeated loop of 'Bomboleo' by the Gypsy Kings, with a session singer adding some very cliched words about the summer over the top. It's even worse than 'Blurred' which is at least well-made in its own terms.

Available on:The Original Summer Dance Party

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