Genres: Pop / Rock


This Canadian funk/rap/metal crossover quintet was formed in Montreal in 1989. Comprising Drew Ling (vocals), Pere Fume (guitar), Sonny Greenwich Jnr. (guitar), R. Baculis (bass) and Johnny Frappe (replaced Rob Kazenel; drums), the sound they produced was not unlike a three-way hybrid of Earth, Wind And Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weather Report. At times verging on avant garde and jazz rock, they nevertheless possessed an irreverent sense of humour that set them aside from the mainstream. A riotous cover version of Hot Chocolate’s ‘Every 1’s A Winner’, together with ‘Sex Machine’, was released as a single to boost sales of the group’s debut album. They moved to Island Records for the lacklustre Bull.

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