Shake it, shake it, make it alright

If you tuned into 1994's far-from-classic Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, you will remember them. They were like an all-female version of the Village People. Mekado performed what many regard as Germany's 'last decent entry' to the competition. Wir Geben 'Ne Party was a camp little disco number, with a dance routine involving lots of hand-clapping, thigh-slapping, head-twisting choreography. And where did it get out plucky German trio? Only third place! Surely one of the greatest Eurovision travesties of all time. Relive the good times here and imagine what might have been.

I propose three cheers for this fabulous teutonic trio! They say good things come in threes, so here are three things you never knew and possible never cared about Mekado

1. The name Mekado was taken from merging the first names of the girls in question. Melanie is the one with black hair who often appears to draw inspiration for her outfits from an S&M catalogue. Katie is the tall blonde who has always disturbed me purely by having an unnatural distance between her eyes. Dorkas is the brunette who appeared on stage at Eurovision in what appeared to be a sailor suit constructed purely from her grandmother's crochet kit.

2. Dorkas went on to continue being a successful star in Germany and is now more blonde than Katie (the one with the dodgy eyes, sorry - can't get past that)

3. The group went on to release a full album, titled We're Giving A Party (Should've sacked the translator, girls). It's now out of production, but you can pick it up on Ebay if you're a shrewd bidder. Here's a taster of what the album includes. Good Morning I Love You is a slow pop number which gets catchy after the third listen. There's even a slight whiff of a key change towards the end.

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,


At 10:30 pm, Blogger Melodimen said...

Another 3 minute masterpiece (upon the third listen) by Uncle Ralph we assume.

Love to hear the rest of the album!

Those key changes that just quietly pounce can come as a pleasant surprise 30 secs too early!

And the ending....




Thank goodness it wasn't an octave higher!

Danke Mr Londonboy!

At 12:07 am, Anonymous Craig said...

One of my fav Eurovision tracks ever - love it!! Will look out for the album :)
PS Love ya blog!

At 8:52 am, Blogger Jamie said...

Germany are always at its best when they send a big pile of cheese penned by Raplh Seigel.

As for the Mekado album, well how can you go wrong when it has a track on it called 'Forever In Blue Jeans'. Only in Germany!!!!

At 3:51 pm, Blogger londonboy79 said...

@Craig: Thanks for compliments on my blog!

@Jamie: The Germans do love their denim, don't they? I remember my German exchange visit to Cologne, full of people dripping with cheap denim on every conceivable limb!

At 9:59 am, Blogger Lai Weizhou said...

chung cư Imperial Plaza 360 Giải Phóng
chung cư Imperial Plaza
chung cu Imperial Plaza
Imperial Plaza 360 Giải Phóng
chung cư The Legend 109 Nguyễn Tuân

At 9:08 am, Blogger ninest123 said...

ninest123 16.01
gucci outlet, tiffany and co, ugg boots, michael kors outlet, ugg boots, ugg boots, longchamp, louis vuitton, nike outlet, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, burberry, nike free, polo ralph lauren outlet, christian louboutin outlet, replica watches, louis vuitton outlet, louboutin, oakley sunglasses, prada outlet, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, nike air max, longchamp outlet, ugg boots, burberry outlet online, ray ban sunglasses, tory burch outlet, louboutin shoes, tiffany jewelry, michael kors, chanel handbags, longchamp outlet, jordan shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet, prada handbags, ray ban sunglasses, replica watches, louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses, uggs on sale, louis vuitton outlet, nike air max, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses

At 9:10 am, Blogger ninest123 said...

timberland, oakley pas cher, north face, michael kors, vanessa bruno, converse pas cher, ray ban uk, true religion outlet, tn pas cher, michael kors, mulberry, nike air max, ralph lauren pas cher, burberry, nike free, nike roshe run, hollister pas cher, ray ban pas cher, true religion jeans, air jordan pas cher, vans pas cher, nike air max, lacoste pas cher, lululemon, coach purses, nike free run uk, michael kors, abercrombie and fitch, nike huarache, hollister, nike blazer, hermes, nike roshe, replica handbags, louboutin pas cher, nike trainers, air max, hogan, air force, coach outlet, longchamp pas cher, nike air max, true religion jeans, true religion jeans, sac longchamp, north face, michael kors, new balance pas cher, ralph lauren uk, sac guess, longchamp

At 9:14 am, Blogger ninest123 said...

s5 cases, converse, ralph lauren, hollister, louboutin, ferragamo shoes, abercrombie and fitch, soccer shoes, iphone 6 plus cases, babyliss, nfl jerseys, soccer jerseys, instyler, north face outlet, iphone cases, birkin bag, iphone 5s cases, hollister, oakley, nike roshe, nike air max, mcm handbags, north face outlet, iphone 6s plus cases, vans, wedding dresses, valentino shoes, giuseppe zanotti, insanity workout, mac cosmetics, reebok shoes, timberland boots, iphone 6s cases, new balance, ipad cases, herve leger, ray ban, p90x workout, baseball bats, celine handbags, ghd, mont blanc, beats by dre, jimmy choo shoes, gucci, nike air max, vans shoes, asics running shoes, bottega veneta, iphone 6 cases, chi flat iron, lululemon

At 9:19 am, Blogger ninest123 said...

juicy couture outlet, moncler, moncler, pandora charms, supra shoes, links of london, canada goose outlet, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, moncler, canada goose, doudoune canada goose, montre pas cher, hollister, marc jacobs, lancel, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, louis vuitton, barbour jackets, moncler, doke gabbana outlet, converse outlet, wedding dresses, louis vuitton, karen millen, ugg boots uk, canada goose, moncler, toms shoes, swarovski crystal, bottes ugg, pandora jewelry, pandora jewelry, canada goose uk, coach outlet, thomas sabo, canada goose, moncler outlet, sac louis vuitton pas cher, moncler, ugg pas cher, swarovski, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, replica watches, pandora charms, moncler, canada goose outlet, barbour, canada goose, juicy couture outlet
ninest123 16.01

At 4:09 am, Blogger Lai Weizhou said...

chung cư Imperial Plaza 360 Giải Phóng
chung cư Imperial Plaza
chung cu Imperial Plaza
Imperial Plaza 360 Giải Phóng
chung cư the legend
chung cư the legend 109 nguyễn tuân
chung cư eco green city

chung cư eco green city nguyễn xiển

The manor central park nguyễn xiển
chung cư udic riverside 122 vĩnh tuy
chung cư Valencia garden
chung cu Valencia garden
chung cư Valencia garden Long biên
chung cư HBI Long Biên
chung cư vinata tower
chung cư vinata tower 289 khuất duy tiến
chung cu vinata tower
chung cu vinata tower 289 khuat duy tien
chung cư 289 khuất duy tiến
chung cu 289 khuat duy tien
chung cu 82 nguyen tuan
chung cư 82 nguyễn tuân
chung cư 69 vũ trọng phụng
chung cu 69 vu trong phung
bất động sản miền bắc
chung cư hà nội

chung cư eco green nguyễn xiển
eco green city
chung cu eco green city
chung cu eco green city nguyen xien

At 4:52 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Công nghệ sử dụng trên máy lọc không khí


Post a Comment

<< Home