FlinterFile: Stock, Aitken and Waterman- Roadblock
In the eighties, a very important producer trio was Stock Aitken and Waterman. They were responsible for quite a number of hits, like You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Dead Or Alive), Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley), Respectable (Mel & Kim), I Should Be So Lucky (Kylie Minogue), and the list could go on for quite a while. They had also lend quite some parts from other hits, like Trapped from Colonel Abram, which they used for Never Gonna Give You Up. However, this song was written completely by themselves and also recorded by themselves (though they were inspired by the Average White Band). Only problem: M/A/R/R/S/ took a sample from the song, which the three saw as theft. Dealing with it as a matter of principle, all royalties were donated to charity. It left us with a good song, which hit number 13 in the UK in 1987. Enjoy
Stock Aitken Waterman- Roadblock
Posted on January 28, 2017, in 1980-1989, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1987, disco, eighties, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hit, m/a/r/r/s/, Music, producers, pump up the volume, roadblock, stock aitken waterman. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.