May '17

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SHAKARA - My Sweet Marshmallow (1986)

Teal, XPD2469
Producers: T Mafabatho & Ian Osrin                   


Typical bubblegum on  three tracks of solid grooves and fresh synth sounds, courtesy of one T Mafabatho and prolific producer Ian Osrin. The title track, though catchy, manages to drags on for over 10 minutes, too long for such a sugary sweet love song, despite lyrics like:

"I walk into the shop,
I see plenty chocolate,
I see a whole lot of marshmallow,
but you are sweeter,
you're my sweet marshmallow..."