Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Shampoo - I Know What Boys Like

Shampoo was a 90's girlband consisting of members Jacqui Blake and Carrie Askew. They first hit the charts with their third single "Trouble" (UK #11) and had a few subsequent minor hits, including "Viva La Megababes", "Delicious", and "Girl Power".

In 1996 "I Know What Boys Like" was their last UK single release, taken from the "Girl Power" album. It was a cover of a song originally recorded by The Waitresses. Unfortunately the song wasn't a hit and peaked at #42 in the UK charts.

Despite being virtually ignored in their homeland, Shampoo were still doing well in Asia and made it into 1995's 'richest women in Britain' list. The third Shampoo album 'Absolute Shampoo' was released solely on the internet in 2000, and the duo disbanded shortly afterwards.


I Know What Boys Like
I Know What Boys Like (Hed Boys Seka Mix)
I Know What Boys Like (Hed Boys Party Dub Mix)
Top Of The Pops

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Monday, 22 December 2008


As some of you may or may not know, the PWL catalogue should be going digital in the new year. Previously released and (hopefully) unreleased PWL gems will be available for digital download. Full details have yet to emerge, but in support of these downloads I will be removing all the PWL owned posts on the blog. This will happen over the next few days, so if there's something you haven't downloaded then grab it now before it disappears.

More information on the digital PWL/PWE catalogue can be found at the PWE Official site:


If you visit there you can also listen to clips of unreleased PWL tracks from:

Big Fun & Sonia
Samantha Fox
Hazell Dean
Boy Krazy
Donna Summer
Mandy Smith
& many others..

Also there is news on the forthcoming re-releases of the Princess, Mandy Smith, and Lonnie Gordon albums.

Keep checking the PWE site for news, and PLEASE support the legitimate downloads when they happen.


Saturday, 13 December 2008

Gayle and Gillian - Wanna Be Your Lover

From 1994, this was the third single from Gayle & Gillian (a.k.a. The Twins) and was a cover version of the 1980 hit by Prince. Gayle & Gillian Blakeney are probably most famous for appearing in the Australian soap opera "Neighbours" in the early 90's. Following the success of former "Neighbours" actors Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan as recording artists, the Blakeneys went to England in 1991 to record with Stock Aitken Waterman as "The Twins". The resulting single, "All Mixed Up," became a modest club hit that year, and peaked at #77 in the UK Pop chart that year (peaking at #74 in Australia).

Second single "Mad If Ya Don't!" fared slightly better than the previous single, peaking at #75 in the UK charts. "Wanna Be Your Lover" became their biggest chart hit, peaking at #62 in the UK charts.


Wanna Be Your Lover (Superfly Radio Edit)
Wanna Be Your Lover (Club Edit)
Wanna Be Your Lover (Love Mix)
Wanna Be Your Lover (Underground Mix)
Wanna Be Your Lover (Superfly Club Mix)
Wanna Be Your Lover (Lots Of Love Mix)

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Friday, 5 December 2008

Big Fun - Living For Your Love

Does anyone out there have any of the further mixes of "Living For Your Love"? House Mix and Garage Mix. If so, please contact me. Thanks!

From 1989, this was the debut single from boyband Big Fun. It was produced by respected dance music producer Marshall Jefferson. For its release it was given a set of remixes, including House Mix, Garage Mix and Blow The Amp Mix.

Unfortunately the track was not a chart success and failed to reach the UK top 100. Big Fun continued their career recording with Stock Aitken Waterman and other PWL producers. "Living For Your Love" was not included on their debut album.


Living For Your Love (7" Radio Mix)
Living For Your Love (Extended Mix)
Living For Your Love (Instrumental)

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*Thanks to RV for these tracks.

Also, here's a mix that was featured on the album "Jive Presents Acid House".

Living For Your Love (Blow The Amp Mix)

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*Thanks to Tim for this mix.

Monday, 1 December 2008

Pepsi & Shirlie - Hightime

Does anyone out there have the video for "Hightime"? Or a higher quality version of the Jellybean 12" Mix? If so, please contact me. Thanks!

From 1988, this was the final single to be taken from Pepsi & Shirlie's debut album 'All Right Now'. For its release the track was remixed by John 'Jellybean' Benitez. Sadly the pop bubble seemed to have burst for the duo and the single only managed to reach #79 in the UK charts.


Hightime (Jellybean 7" Mix)
Hightime (Jellybean 12" Mix)

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Pepsi & Shirlie - Can't Give Me Love

From 1987, this was the 3rd single taken from their debut album "All Right Now". Although a great pop song, it failed in the UK charts and peaked #58 in October 1987. A gem nonetheless though. The video was rarely seen at the time, but was included on a video release later that year which contained the videos to "Heartache", "Goodbye Stranger", "Can't Give Me Love" and "All Right Now".


Can't Give Me Love
Can't Give Me Love (Extended Version)

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