Friday, June 5, 2009

Bardeux

Bardeux was a dance/pop duo from Los Angeles, California that originally consisted of Stacy "Acacia" Smith and Tairrie B (born Theresa Beth on January 18, 1965 in Anaheim, California).
In 1987, the duo released their debut single, "Three Time Lover" which peaked at #10 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

After that, Tairrie B had a bad falling out and left Bardeux to pursue her solo career. She was replaced with Lisa "Jaz" Teaney.
In 1988, Bardeux released their debut album, "Bold as Love" which peaked at #104 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Their second single, "Magic Carpet Ride" peaked at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The third single, "When We Kiss" became their biggest hit to date, peaking at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
Bardeux's fourth single from the album, "Bleeding Heart" peaked at #30 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The last single from the album, "Hold Me, Hold Me," failed to chart. In 1989, Jaz departed from the group and was replaced with Melanie Taylor.
In that same year, Bardeux released their sophomore album, "Shangri-La" which peaked at #133 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The first single from the album, "I Love to Bass" peaked at #68 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #32 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
The second single, "Thumbs Up" peaked at #17 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, #39 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #59 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Shangri-La" charted at #40 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

After that, Bardeux went their separate ways and seemingly faded into obscurity.

In 1995, Acacia resurfaced as a new incarnation of Bardeux with the single, "Be My Mine" on Thump Records. It was featured on the "Thump Retro Disco Volume 3" compliation album.

From 1993 to 2000, Melanie Taylor was a member of Bette Midler's backup troupe, The Staggering Harlettes. In 2000, she released a holiday album entitled "This Christmas."

Tairrie B went on to have a moderately successful rap career. In the late '90s, she became the lead singer and co-founder of the rap-metal band Manhole (later renamed Tura Satana for legal reasons) and currently the, band My Ruin.

To see the music video for "When We Kiss," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YscwrO23hkc

To see the music video for "Magic Carpet Ride," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugvGcB7c2PQ

To see the music video for "Bleeding Heart," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebfnb1YWewQ

To see the music video for "I Love the Bass," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ik2DWM5QXA

To see the music video for the remix version of "Thumbs Up," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dty1Z-_Y7Do

To see a fan-made video for "Three Time Lover," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFezeypWhAU

To see a fan-made video for "Hold Me, Hold Me," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Y7erR3ZuA

To see a fan-made video for "Shangri-La," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUoHe4Bo6d0




[updated on 05/28/13]

1 comment:

ERWIN P. PORTILLA VALLEJO said...

i am a fan of 80s too, nice blog comgratulations