Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
|Genres:||Dance Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rock n roll rock and roll rockabilly oldies 50s swing pop mixes rock'n'roll|
|Decades:||1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
A throwback to the medley craze of the early 80s, with a similarly repetitive disco beat cushioning the samples, Jive Bunny were solely responsible for making recent generations believe that rock and pop classics of yesteryear are only 10 seconds long. A UK male production/mixing group comprising John Pickles and disc jockey Ian Morgan, they became UK chart-toppers with their first three singles Swing The Mood, Thats What I Like, and Lets Party during 1989. This equalled the record held by Gerry And The Pacemakers (1963) and Frankie Goes To Hollywood (1984). The idea was conceived by Pickles, previously the owner of an electrical shop. The concept for Swing The Mood had originally come from an ex-miner living in Norway called Les Hemstock. Johns son Andrew Pickles also helped out. They also appeared on It Takes Two Baby, by DJs Liz Kershaw and Bruno Brookes in December 1989. Subsequent...