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3 Bands That Didn't Last: Flipsyde, Lakeside, and Y&T

MIKE'S DAILY JUKEBOX: 3 Bands That Didn't Last: Flipsyde, Lakeside, and Y&T

Friday, March 30, 2012

3 Bands That Didn't Last: Flipsyde, Lakeside, and Y&T

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY"   FLIPSYDE
A hip hop/rap/pop band with 3 guys and one girl, hmmm, sounds like the Black Eyed Peas.  Flipsyde's single "Someday" was used as an NBC Olympic theme song but the band hasn't capitalized on that exposure.  "Happy Birthday" is not for the faint of heart, it's the story of a child who never got to have a birthday.   Life is unpredictable, every moment matters, and time and unforseen circumstances deeply affect us all.   This song has major personal meaning to me and it's a brilliant song of what might have been....

"FANTASTIC VOYAGE"  LAKESIDE
We're talking true FUNK here, Lakeside has the phat back beats, the 70's P-Funk look, and the energy of a street party.   Of course, Coolio redid this song and took it to #1 but the original maintains an innocence and vibe that makes it special.   Lakeside had another big hit but "It's All The Way Live" but this song will be their legacy.

"SUMMERTIME GIRLS"  Y&T
Another hair band that slipped through the cracks, Y&T, also known as Yesterday and Today, was signed to Geffen Records and had moderate success in the 80's.  "Summertime Girls" was more of a party track than their typical hair metal songs.   Y&T disbanded in the early 90's but Classic MTV has kept videos like "Mean Streak", "Rescue Me" and "Summertime Girls" alive forever.

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