Friday, January 29, 2021

These Ohio pirates take a fantastic voyage to number one

Lakeside : Fantastic Voyage

At the end of January, 1981, Lakeside, a Dayton, Ohio band made of up of funk music veterans who had just taken to dressing up like pirates onstage, hit #1 on the Billboard R&B charts with "Fantastic Voyage". 

Tailormade for the dance floor, the song combines elements of Parliament, The Gap Band and  disco rapping. The song would peak at US#55 on the pop charts before Coolio heavily sampled the song in 1994, taking his version to US#3.


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