Thursday, January 17, 2008

Music From The Edge: M

When I was younger - much younger we had a babysitter named Carrie Kovach (last thing I heard, she was in the marines and living in Hawaii - but that was over 15 years ago...).....anyway, there were certain songs that I associate with her, there are several that come to mind - the one I want to highlight today was one that you can't get out of your head once you hear it.

"Pop Muzik" by M was released in 1979, and reached the pinnacle on Billboard's Hot 100 (that would be #1). Often considered one of the first pop/new wave songs - this song was played virtually on the hour on every major radio station in the US. My babysitter used to turn up the radio when this song came on, and we used to dance around the living room singing "Pop.Pop.Pop Muzik" over and over again.

Even though it was originally released in 1979, the song had legs well into 1980. Robin Scott, the mastermind behind "M" has actually had an amazing career in music dating back to the late 1960s and culminating in a retrospective of his work titled "M:The History-Pop Muzik The 25th Anniversary," a 2 CD set that revisits all of his work (even the obscure work never released!). This can be ordered at Union Square Music.

Mr. Scott is still hard at work today, branching out into painting.

His impact on the music world is definite and worthwhile. Please join me in celebrating this enigmatic character with a visit to the past.....

Pop Muzik (89 Reshuffle Mix)

Pop Muzik (Original Nik Launary 12" Version)
Pop Muzik (Steve Osborne Remix)

Pop Muzik (Hip-Hop Mix)




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

too bad, all FOUR links are DEAD