Spunkadelic

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Spunkadelic
OriginCanada
Genres
Past members
  • Alicia Whittaker
  • Ray Guiste

Spunkadelic was a Canadian hip-hop/R&B group best known for their songs "9.95", "Take Me Like I Am" and "Boomerang". The group consisted of singers Alicia Whittaker (listed as Ali) and Ray Guiste (listed as Ray) backed by Peter Willis on keyboards.[1]

"Take Me Like I Am" was written by Peter "Spunk" Willis and Sterling Jarvis in 1988 but released somewhat accidentally in California radio markets in 1990 where it received airplay.[2] The song was nominated for Best R&B/Soul Recording and Rap Recording of the Year at the 1991 Juno Awards.[3][4]

"Boomerang" appeared on the Billboard charts in 1991 for eight weeks, peaking at #47.[5] The track also appeared briefly on the RPM Top Singles chart that year, hitting #84.[6]

The group also gained some notoriety for their song "9.95," which was included on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles soundtrack in 1990 and the song "Creatures of Habit" which was released on the subsequent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II The Secret of the Ooze soundtrack in 1991.[7][8]

In 1991 the pair released an album. Spunk Junk; although the album didn't receive much critical attention, and reviews were mixed,[9][10] one cut, "Wherever R U", appeared for two weeks on the RPM Top Singles chart, peaking at #60.[11]

REcordingss[edit]

Album[edit]

  • Spunk Junk (1991)

Singles[edit]

  • "Take Me Like I Am"
  • "Boomerang"
  • "Wherever R U"

Film soundtrack cuts[edit]

  • "9.95" - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Official Soundtrack (1990)
  • "Creatures of Habit" - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II The Secret of the Ooze: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rhythm and Blues". The Canadian Encyclopedia, Daniel Caudeiron, Jude Kelly, May 8, 2011.
  2. ^ CD Single Cover, "Take Me Like I Am"
  3. ^ "Latest Music News". MetroLyrics. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  4. ^ "Maestro Fresh Wes Class Act". Exclaim!, Ryan B. Patrick, Jul 02, 2013
  5. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Boomerang Spunkadelic". Billboard
  6. ^ "Top Singles". RPM, - Volume 53, No. 12, Feb 23, 1991
  7. ^ David Hughes (31 October 2012). Comic Book Movies - Virgin Film. Ebury Publishing. p. 95. ISBN 978-1-4481-3279-9.
  8. ^ "Solid music is secret weapon of Ninja Turtle soundtrack". Baltimore Sun, March 22, 1991|By J.D. Considine
  9. ^ "Spunk Jun". AllMusic, Review by Ron Wynn
  10. ^ "Spunkadelic Spunk Junk: This R&B debut fits...". Chicago Tribune, Mar 21, 1991 by Brenda Herrmann,
  11. ^ "Top Singles". RPM, - Volume 54, No. 13 Sep 14, 1991