A blog about my favourite movies, music, and TV.

27 June 2008

Lushus Daim and the Pretty Vain - More Than You Can Handle

The mid-80's were a disaster for Motown Records, with acts like Diana Ross and Michael Jackson being long gone, they were left with a roster that included such musical legends as Vanity, the Mary Jane Girls, DeBarge, a few of the Commodores and the fabulous, but floptastic, Val Young. Lushus Daim fitted into the 80's electronic funk/soul mould like a tea cosy on your favourite pot of the hot stuff. She was unleashed onto a disinterested public in 1985 and this, her first of two singles for Motown sank without trace. A further single 'The One You Love' failed to generate any interest and she was dropped. Never released on CD her album is well worth tracking down if you, like me, are into this sort of thing. Not as trashy as Vanity, or as souful as Val, Lushus plays more like a sleazy Paula Abdul. Enjoy!