Electronic dance beats and computer enhanced vocals are some of the sounds you'll hear on this dance album. Already topping the charts in Germany, La Bouche look set to do the same here among dance devotees. Loud and thumping, you won't have time for Sweet Dreams, just some real non-stop dancing. There are 14 big dance songs on this groove.
All Mixed Up (from Disney Adventures 1997)
Dance freaks will go off with this one. A greatest hits package featuring the pulsating rhythms of La Bouche. This is amazing because some of the songs have been remixed and have a funky new sound. You'll need energy for this one.
A Moment Of Love (from TV Hits March 1998)
If La Bouche's latest CD doesn't get you up and dancin', nothing will! Fans will love unreal ditties like "A Moment Of Love", "You Won't Forget Me" and "On A Night Like This". Also check out the cover of "I Can't Stand The Rain"...the oldies might even like this one! So whack it on and start shakin' your thang!
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This- The Sunday Mail 4/8/96 Neil Melloy Ther are some dolphins down Texas way which are probably wondering where daily musical performances have gone. While the rest of us shell out good bucks for the latest Top 10 dance tunes by La Bouche, the dolphins at Texas Seaworld were once getting free shows. D. lane McCray Jr, one half of the of the German dance sensation ( who had a huge hit with Sweet Dreams), was once a singer at Seaworld. Both Lane and Melanie Thornton are American, even though they base their musical career in Germany. Lane, 34, who lives in Luxumbourg, said part of his early musical career was working at the aquatic tourist attraction. "I've practised and performed out at Seaworld of Texas as a principal vocalist," he said. "Personally, I've been singing since I was in church." But it was as a member of the US Air Force that brought Lane to Germany after being stationed in Alaska. Proir to the Air Force, he had worked as a singer in musical theatre and television commercials in San Antonio. Despite joining the armed forces he was able to maintain his music. "When I was in the Air Force I was in the singing unit for five years." he said. At the same time, Mel was singing across America in cover bands and thenwent to Europe to continue her singing. Mel and Lane had been working together in a band for just a few weeks when they linked up with some top producers to form La Bouche. " And then, BOOM, it happened," Lane said of their instant success. "Actually,the La Bouche project took off really quick and it does seem overnight to a lot of people. But individually, Melanie and myself both have been working insome facet of the business, for a lot of years now." The success of Sweet Dreams, has been worldwide but Lane said he had been a little frightened of returning home to the US to perform. "Actually, I was a little bit apprehensive about going to the States with the music because so many people have tried and failed," he said. As expected their welcome home went beautifully. "To be home was a good feeling," Lane told TV Scene.
Sweet Dreams Of Oz- TV Hits August 1996. By John Karpathakis They've Eurodanced their way into our charts with "Be My Lover" and "Sweet Dreams" and they even popped into Oz recently. It can only be Melanie and Lane from La Bouche! How has Australia lived up to what you've heard about it? Melanie: Well, I guess we came at the wrong time of year, so it's not as hot as we've heard it could be! At least we haven't seen any rain! What else did you know about us? Melanie: Not a whole lot! OK, you hear about the kangaroos, and the koala bears, which you can only find in Australia. In "Sweet Dreams", you sing "Ola ola ay" ...just like The Real McCoy did last year in "Love And Devotion". So what's the story there? Melanie: Actually, "Sweet Dreams" was recorded first, about two years ago, even though theirs was popular here first. That phrase, "Ola ola ay" came from an older song, I don't remember which. It was something I did in the studio when we were doing "Sweet Dreams", and it came to mind, so I sang it. The producers were like, "Put that in! Do that again." Did the Real McCoy say, "Yeah we heard it from you song and we did it as well?" Melanie: Well they say that is not the way it happened. They say it was just a coincidence, but it's kinda close for a coincidence. People think we copied them, but we were first. Check the label dates! (laughs) When people see you on the street, do they sing, "La da da dee da da da da"? Melanie: Yeah, I've had that happen a lot. Do you start singing back? Melanie: No, no! (laughs) I don't acknowledge it. Well, I'll smile to let them know that I recognise their appreciation for the song or that they recognise me. But no, I wouldn't bring much attention to it because it might cause other people to notice, then you might have problems with people saying, "Can we have your autograph?" while you're trying to eat! In "Be My Lover", Lane raps the phrase: Like Boyz II Men, I'm on bended knee." Have they thanked you for that? Lane: Yeah it is an unusual phrase, isn't it? But no, they have not. They are probably a little beyond us at this time! They have, like, multi-platinum selling albums. Do people think you two are an item? Melanie: All the time. Always. But no, we're not. People are like, "Come on, tell us your secret, come on!" Lane: Actually it's not so much lately. When we first started out, it was a real common question. "Are they? Or aren't they?" Melanie: We would tell them no. We're just good friends. La Bouche means "the mouth" in French. What the name? Does one of you have a really big mouth or something? Melanie: It was a joke! It was a joke! I was singing in the studio and I was opening my mouth really wide when I was singing, trying to sing my heart out. The producers were making fun of me, saying, ""We should call it The Mouth since you have such a big mouth." And I'm like, "ha, ha very funny, I don't think so." Then Frank, one of our producers, says "OK, what about La Bouche? That's French for the mouth." I thought he was still joking, but we liked it. How do people mispronounce it? Melanie: Oh we get L.A. Bouche... Lane: La Boochie, La Bowch... Melanie: La Bouchay, La Botch... One time, we were even introduced as La Douche! How do Aussies say it? Melanie: La Bush. But the correct pronunciation is "La Booch". Was it weird coming from America and cracking the world with Eurodance music? Melanie: Yeah it was kind of strange, but we didn't start off that way. I mean, I didn't star recording until I went to Germany, so it wasn't like we tried America, couldn't make it and decided to go to Germany. Lane: We didn't even know each other! Melanie: Yeah, so neither of us was even recording. I was singing with a cover band in the States, but I wasn't meeting anyone. I was just an employee, basically, with this band and that's why I decided to move to Germany. Lane: What actually is pretty cool was once we got there and started making it, we were calling back home saying "Hey guys, guess what? We're on TV, and we're on the cover of this magazine..." Melanie: And they're all like, "Really?! Wow!" They didn't really believe us. OK, time for some song-title fun! What's a "sweet dream" you've had lately? Melanie: I don't really have time for dreams! (laughs) I mean, as soon as I go to bed, I'm in, like, a deep, coma-like sleep 'cause I've been working all day. I don't remember any dreams. My dreams are normally stupid anyway! Like, I'm running from someone and they change into someone else. It's stupid I know! Has anyone ever tried to pick you up at a night-club with the words, "Hey babe, won't ya be my lover?" Melanie: No, no. Rarely have I gone to a club, you know, since I started singing in clubs. It's the last thing I want to do. Or if I am, I'm with a guy, and nobody is going to come up to me- and my guys are normally BIG guys! (laughs) Do you "love to love"? Melanie: Oh yeah. Simple as that! Love makes the world go around.
Techno and Dance instead of Cruise Missiles: La Bouche play for American soldiers at Persian Gulf Copyright 1998 Berlin Morning Mail By Stefan Meyer Their current album carries the title " A Moment Of Love ", their over- multicolored video turns around love of all generations, but the next " Mission Impossible " will lead the euro Techno project La Bouche into at present a not at all lovely area: Persian Gulf. In co-operation with in Washington settled organization " United service organization " to maintain, which worries about the appearances of artists in crisis areas, Melanie Thornton, the singer, and Lane McCray, the rapper , to which next days to the crisis area fly, in order on three aircraft carriers and in U.S. Camps in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia the American soldiers with Shows, for which also Hillary Clinton announced itself. Art with the military, that is not new. Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo before-made, also it for Bob Hope or William Strienz (" homeland, your asterisks "). Which sense and purpose, which moral behind such a venture puts, are not thereby however yet answered. That sees Lane McCray quite differently: " Natural am I also for the peace. The current danger may be banished, but the situation remains risky, so long the moved Sadam Hussein makes so further. " What do La Bouche want particularly to arrange by such internal messages for their young fans? " We have only a short time on earth ", say Lane and continued: " Therefore it we must return also something and be able to do not always only something of others
Umm, I got this off MTV.com or something. Heh. :-) LaBOUCHE S.O.S. (BMG) "Sure to escalate their posture from a dominant dance force into a mainstream pop mainstay," says the PR release accompanying this German duo's long-overdue second US CD. Dance-music fans know this scam all too well: the first CD has fiery, lurid, over-the-top music so fast and metallic it scares your ears off and arouses lots of controversy. Then comes the second CD: tempos slow down, melodies get polish, the group quote hooks from previous pop songs. As always with LaBOUCHE, the ballads lack drama. As for the covers: do we really need to hear LaBOUCHE render Lime's 1984 tender-voiced cult classic "Unexpected Lovers" in their own inappropriately screaming style? Or listen in "S.O.S." to a false replay of Rhetta Hughes's "Sending Out an S.O.S.," a 1975 disco secret? Only in the lushly dreamy "Whenever You Want" and "Sweet Little Persuader" and in the gothically Latinized "Bolingo" do Lane McCray, Melanie Thornton, and their German studio cohort offer the dangerous lusts and spacy idealism that made LaBOUCHE 's first CD Eurodisco's best ever. -- Michael Freedberg
La Bouche's Come-Back "I think it's important for the public to know that we can do a bit more than just hooks and dance music. And hopefully they'll embrace it because it's a great song" -La Bouche It's been three years since La Bouche exploded on the international musical landscape with its hit-laden debut album Sweet Dreams. Since then, male/female duo comprised of American singers Melanie Thornton and Lane McCray, watched Sweet Dreams reach multi-platinum and gold status in fifteen countries, including the US, Germany, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Brazil, Switzerland, and Canada. Additionally, the album yielded two top ten hits on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart with "Be My Lover" and the title track "Sweet Dreams". Now, it's the critical sophomore slump. They have to re-initiate themselves in musicland. Now, after having been around the world more than once (thanks to a non-stop touring schedule), La Bouche has finally completed its second album for RCA Records. A dazzling showcase for the duo's Euro/pop/dance sound, "SOS" finds La Bouche, once again, creating some great dance music. Recorded in Miami and Frankfurt, Germany, "SOS" is a decidedly more mature album. both lyrically and musically. While the majority of the fourteen tracks on "SOS" pound that familiar eurodance beat, a few tracks showcase the depth and diversity of La Bouche. "A Moment of Love" is a dramatic pop ballad; "Sweet Little Persuader" finds the duo offering contemporary pop with a touch of the 60's; "Bolingo" boasts an appealing, funky Latin vibe; "Unexpected Lovers" is a faithful remake of the Lime classic; and "I Can't Stand The Rain" finds the duo injecting new life into a soul standard. The first single, "You Won't Forget Me", is signature La Bouche - classic Eurodance, 1998 style. Of the fourteen songs on "SOS", four were co-written by Melanie and Lane; "SOS", "Whenever You Want", "Say It With Love", and "You Won't Forget Me". With this album, La Bouche firmly established itself as an influential pop act with universal appeal. Fortunately for all of us, they haven't forgotten where they came from... They live in a split between two countries. They both have apartments in Germany, so they have a place to stay rather than a hotel, but Mel is now living in the greater Metropolitan Atlanta area. Lane is in the Lone Star State in San Antonio. Prior to the record coming out, they were mostly in Europe because they still had some obligations over there.. finishing up some videos. They had some twenty six tracks that they did and they whittled those down to the thirteen tracks that they thought were representable of how they've developed over the last few years. It took some time because they were doing the album while they were still doing gigs. Their label mates, "No Mercy" brought "Unexpected Lovers" to them, which was a remake of a song by Lime. Lane said if he could cover an album it would probably be Rick James and Teena Marie's "Fire and Desire". Mel said she's always loved Rose Royce ("Wishing on a Star"). Their hope is to express their diversity and they have come a long way.