Former Page 3 girl Samantha Fox racked up an impressive string of hit singles when she retired as a topless glamour model and went into dance music. If you are old enough to have watched MTV in the 80s, you are likely to recall her biggest hit, “Touch Me (I Want Your Body),” which was #1 in seventeen countries.
But what about her lesser known “Love House”? Written and produced by Ferdi and Rob Bolland, the South African brothers behind Falco’s “Rock Me Amadeus” smash, “Love House” was one of the very first “Acid House” songs to break into the mainstream charts, but is less recalled—and less respected—today than contemporary late 80s genre hits like “Theme from S’Express” and A Guy Called Gerald’s “Voodoo Ray.” There must be thousands of 12” records of this accidentally brilliant song in the cut-out bins just waiting to be rediscovered by younger DJs.
“Love House” (and the remixes it spawned, including the “Black Pyramid Mix” produced by dance music legend Kevin Saunderson) samples from Bohannon’s “Let’s Start the Dance,” Kurtis Blow’s “The Breaks,” “Just That Type of Girl” by Madame X and Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock’s “It Takes Two.”
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Pop singer Samantha Fox reviews The Fall, 1986