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Dixie & Gayle's Album Of The Week
Black Lace had it with Agadoo and The Vengaboys had it all the time, but it's rare to find a band that makes you feel like you're on holiday. It's even rarer to find a band that has all this and some actual credibility. Enter Cover Drive, a feisty four piece, fresh from Barbados and bursting with sun, sea and sauce.
These elements were certainly present in Cover Drive's first hit single Lick Ya Down. A song which is clearly about being very hot and needing a lovely ice cream.
Then there was the number one single Twilight, a ridiculously catchy track which sets the scene for an all-night beach party, with a promise of crunchy nibbles... oh no, sorry that's a Twiglet.
Joking apart (thank goodness) it's fair to say that Cover Drive are a cool dance and rap outfit, although this album will surprise you with its hints of reggae. Particularly evident in Can't Live In A World, which could easily be an undiscovered No Doubt song with Gwen Stefani. And the title track is traditionally Bajan with its folky, yet sexy feel.
Then in stark contrast there's Sparks, the next single, an extremely tender duet as she sings and he raps about their feelings for each other. Awwwwww.
Generally every song here is a huge winner! We only have one slight issue with Wrongside because it sounds like Shaggy's It Wasn't Me, but nothing spells hit like a song about a cheating man.
So if you like to push pineapple and shake the tree, Agadoo do do buy this album! (Apologies once again for the jokes!)