Coverafbeelding Kool & The Gang - Stone Love - Club Mix/ The Throwdown Mix

Kool & The Gang

Stone Love - Club Mix/ The Throwdown Mix

  • Statistieken
  •   7 weken
  •   23 piekpositie
  •   89 punten
  •   1987

Artiestinformatie

Land   Verenigde Staten

Kool & The Gang is een Amerikaanse funk/disco-band. De band genoot de grootste populariteit bij het grote publiek vanaf het eind van de jaren 70 tot midden jaren 80.

De broers Robert en Ronald Bell, die respectievelijk basgitaar en saxofoon speelden, begonnen midden jaren 60 met enkele vrienden de instrumentale groep de Jazziacs. In 1967 veranderden zij hun naam in Kool & The Flames en nog later, in 1969, in Kool & The Gang. De bezetting is dan inmiddels uitgebreid met meer leden.

In 1978 kwam leadzanger James "JT" Taylor de band verstreken en volgden grote hits als Ladies' Night, Celebration en Get Down on It. De gevaren koers ging wat meer naar de disco. Ook de samenwerking met de Jamaicaanse zanger Jimmy Cliff op diens singles Reggae night en Sunshine in the music was succesvol.



In 1985 deed Kool & The Gang mee met het groots opgezette Live Aid. In hetzelfde jaar hadden ze ook hun ballad Cherish.

In 1988 verlaat James Taylor de band om een solocarrière te beginnen, die commercieel gezien overigens niet echt uit de verf kwam.

In 2015 kreeg Kool & The Gang een ster op de Hollywood Walk of Fame. De band treedt nog steeds op.

Songtekst

To be lost in a state of confusion
No sense of direction you can't be found
Far from the truth of the slim and shady youth
But it's all the same, yeah it's all the same to me

That's what you say when you're falling down
That's what you say when you throw down with me
That's what you say when you're falling down
That's what you get when you throw down with me

With open arms you embrace abrasive action
You welcome verbal violence your thoughts unsound
You wear the message on your face I'll wipe it off without a trace
'cause I'm all the rage, yeah I'm all the rage again

That's what you say when you're falling down
That's what you say when you throw down with me
That's what you say when you're falling down
That's what you get when you throw down with me

If you could see that it's all the same to me
I can't believe you can mean those things you say
But the harder I keep running
The harder I keep running
The more you waste my time

Don't look now but your friends are not around
To protect the words they gave you to be just like them
You say the words fuck you and yeah I've got a message to
Hey we're all the same, in a way we're all the same as you

That's what you say when you're falling down
That's what you say when you're throwing down with me
That's what you say when you're falling down
That's what you get when you throw down with me

If you could see that it's all the same to me
I can't believe you can mean those things you say
I can't believe the things you say [x3]
But the harder I keep running
The harder I keep running
The more you waste my time

If we can't get along we'll have to find a middle ground
If we can agree that we disagree about the same things we believe to be true
From me to you nothing but messages and paper planes
Members only and memories end in the end the end

If you could see that it's all the same to me
I can't believe you can mean those things you say
But the harder I keep running
The harder I keep running
The more you waste my time

To be lost in a state of confusion
No sense of direction you can't be found
Far from the truth of the slim and shady youth
But it's all the same it's all the same to me

That's what you say when you're falling down
That's what you say when you throw down with me
That's what you say when you're falling down
That's what you get when you throw down with me

Songinformatie

In 1986 verscheen de single "Stone Love" van Kool & The Gang (Mercury 888 292-7). Het jaar daarna werden de mixversies van dit lied, de Club Mix en The Throwdown Mix, populair (als onderdeel van een 12"-single). Deze mixversies verbleven in 1987 drie weken op de 23e plaats in de Top 40.

Op de 12" van Stone Love staan 2 nummers op de A-kant:
- Stone love (Club mix)
- Dance Champion
Dit laatste nummer stond eveneens op de B-kant van de eerdere 7"-single.
The Throwdown Mix bestaat uit een medley van de volgende nummers:
1. Get Down On It
2. Ladies Night
3. Fresh
4. Big Fun
5. Straight Ahead
6. Celebration
7. Misled (Intro)
8. Emergency
De componisten van deze 8 nummers zijn resp.:
1. R. Bell, J. Taylor, Kool and the Gang
2. G. Brown, Kool and the Gang
3. J. Taylor, Kool and the Gang
4. Robert 'Kool' Bell, J. Taylor, G. Brown, R. Bell, Kool and the Gang
5. R. Bell, J. Taylor, Kool and the Gang
6. R. Bell, Kool and the Gang
7. R. Bell, J. Taylor, Kool and the Gang
8. G. Brown, J. Taylor, Kool and the Gang
ArtiestKool & The Gang
 A-kant
Titel Stone love (Club mix)
Componist(en) C. Smith, J. Taylor, Kool and the Gang
Producer(s) Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell), I.B.M.C., Kool and the Gang
 B-kant
Titel The Throwdown Mix
Engineer(s) Les "Mixdoctor" Adams of Disco Mix Club
Mixage Les "Mixdoctor" Adams of Disco Mix Club
 
Platenlabel Mercury
Catalogusnr 888 380-1

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