Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Music From The Edge: Take 5

Elektra Records was dying to get in on the boy band craze, and had no success until Take 5. Another Louis J. Pearlman creation, Take 5, formed in 1997, was set to take on the music world like its predecessors Backstreet Boys and *Nsync. They followed the Pearlman formula...releasing numerous singles across the ocean in Europe and Asia where they toured extensively (3 years!)trying to make a name for themselves.

All 5 members of Take 5 had their roots in the entertainment industry....TJ Christofore won Star Search in 1995, Clay and Ryan Goodall were both classically trained pianists as well as accomplished actors, Steve Schulthorpe was a model and actor, and Tilky Jones was a former member of the SKA band User Friendly.

Though they found moderate success in Europe and Asia, their success in the U.S. was not to be....a little late to the boy band parade, Take 5 was victim of the boy band backlash that the millennium had brought. By the time Elektra Records got around to "introducing" Take 5 to the US market, the ship had sailed.

Releasing their one and only CD "Against All Odds," (prophetic actually) 8/29/2000, they only managed a showing on Billboard's Heatseeker's Chart peaking at #26.

The lead-off single "Shake It Off" did not chart. This is a special PROMO ONLY version of the single.


Download: Shake It Off (PROMO ONLY)

Bit Rate: 320 Kbps

1) Radio Edit
2) Radio Version
3) Extended Mix
4) Audio Bio
5) Call-Out Hook

Enjoy the video for "Shake It Off"

Side note: Band Member TJ Christofore was the first in a line of former Pearlman boy band members to allege sexual abuse by Pearlman.


1 comment:

ricardo ulloa said...

hello can you upload again take 5 album, my mail is ricardoue@gmail.com
thank you thats a great song