October '17

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MARCALEX - Boys B Boys (1990)

Tusk/WEA, TUSC(F)9
Producers: Rick Wolff, Phil Harding & Ian Curnow, Keith Cohen & David Frank
Engineer: Neville Holmes
Recorded at: Powerhouse Studios
(mastered by Dennis King at Atlantic Studios, NYC)


Brothers Marc and Alex Rantseli had a mammoth crossover hit with the song "Quick Quick" off Boys B Boys, the follow-up to their 1988 eponymously titled debut. Though born and raised in Diepkloof, Jozi, this is an album geared to an international audience, featuring mainly American and British hands in the studio, the end product bearing more of a resemblance to Wham or Milli Vanilli than local bubblegum sounds. Songs like "Stop Before You Go" and "My Life, My Love, My Everything" were produced for PWL, the production company behind Hi-NRG/Eurobeat hit machine Stock, Aitken & Waterman.