Color Me What?

Badd. Color Me Badd. Ooooh, two D’s, that must be really bad.

I was looking around a thrift store and I found some copies of Disney Adventures from 1994! Two of them had missing page so I only bought the one that didn’t. That meant classic Disney comics from the 90s! Wooohooo! I wish I have a scanner.

The magazine have an interview with the boy band. I have never heard of them until they appeared in Beverly Hills 90210 in season 2. At the moment I’m watching season 3. After listening to some of there songs, and watching a few videos, I decided that these guys have great harmony, can sing, and have some really nice songs. Too bad they look like douche bags and can’t act. They make me gag. Here’s the interview.

They’re back and firing! Color me Badd have taken a bit of time preparing their second album, but the wait has definitely been worth it. Their new album Time and Chances is cool, groovy and hard to stop playing. Disney Adventures went to a special barbeque to meet CMB’s Bryan Adams, Kevin Thornton, Mark Calderon and Sam Watters.

Bryan and Sam did all the talking, the others were having too good a time eating! Here’s what’s cooking with Color Me Badd, who began as a group doing doo-wop harmonies in the corridors at school.

Sam says: “We feel music is now heading back to focussing on the voice. A few years ago it was all synthetic sounds, voices being enhanced by computers and it was very hard for the raw vocalist to get a look in.”

Well look where music has gone today. That’s exactly what’s happening now. Music in the 90s were great.

The group has been influenced by top harmony acts such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Dells, and even people like Sly Stone and The Beatles– in fact any band with original sound.

You must be grateful for your simple beginnings?

Bryan: Definitely. We are best friends and have been since those school days. We know each other really well, and if one of us gets out of line, the others are there to bring him back down to earth.

You also have faith in God, don’t you?

Sam: We were brought up in the Christian religion, but we are open-minded as far as other religions go. We know God is love and it is our faith in him that keeps us down to earth.

What are your feelings about your new album?

Sam: We love it, it is something we worked very hard on. We worked for about a year on. We wanted to make an album that was full of songs all four of liked. We are all very critical, so it is difficult to come up with a song that all four of us like. So that was the formula we stuck to. We also wanted to give people their money’s worth — so our album has got 19 songs on it.

Is it more fun being famous or do any of you wish you weren’t?

Bryan: It’s kind of fun being both. It’s a great feeling to gain fame. But the stuff that’s most fun is the stuff anybody can do. Like going back home to Oklahoma and hanging out with the people we went to school with. People back home treat us the same as they did before our fame.

So your attitudes haven’t changed?

Bryan: No, we are just more comfortable these days.

What is the one thing you wish cost nothing?

Sam: That’s a neat question. Let me think about that … food!

When you aren’t touring, what do you guys do?

Sam: We go to films and we like to play basketball.

What do you hope your fans will get from this album?

Sam: I hope they love it first of all. It’s our fans we had in mind when we were doing the album. We hope there are songs that can help them when they are going through their lives.

What’s next?

Sam: A U.S. tour. The last tour we did went for 1 1/2 years. We like touring, it’s a really great way to see places and meet our fans.

What keeps you together?

Bryan: We share the same dream. We’ve had that vision to be singers since school. We are best friends who like being together and we are doing what we love doing.

Glen Williams, May 1994 Disney Adventures

These guys need to buy themselves a thesaurus. Or read once in a while. They’re song writers, you’d think they would have better english. ‘We are doing what we love doing’?

They sounded like really nice guys who are really greatful for their fans. Even though they are no longer famous, I wish them happiness.

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Backstreet Boys are not broken! They’re Unbreakable!

I know, I know, it’s been over a month since I posted anything! It’s not that I was busy, like my other excuse, I just had no idea what to talk about. Then there are so many things to talk about I don’t know where to start. I can’t ignore the Backstreet Boys (BSB) any longer. Instead of talking about their fame, I decided to compare their new songs to their old songs (that I’ve heard) from their first album . This meant I had to buy the album until I write anything.

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First, the classics.
We’ve Got it Goin On – Their first music video and they’re dancing like weirdos. I really have no words about this song. Its not that great.
Anywhere For You, Get Down (You’re the One for Me) – They’re okay.
I’ll Never Break Your Heart – This song sounds really cheezy love song (well duh, its the 90s) but it’s actually really good. I would rate this song to be the second best from the album.
Quit Playing Game (With My Heart) – This should have been their first single because it’s so good. By far the best song on the album. Max Martin is a genius. This is a stupid question, but have you seen the film clip to this song? The boys are all wearing white polo shirts, its pouring rain, and they’re soaking up and acting sexy. Sell outs or one of their best music videos ever? I say the second one!
Boys Will Be Boys – Very early 90s beats made from keyboard. David Silver, did you create this track?
I Wanna By With You – Another Max Martin track and it sounds a whole lot like We’ve Got It Going On!
Everytime Time I Close My Eyes – Never heard it.
Darlin’ – This is the first time I’ve heard of this song but I feel like it really brings me back! This is how love songs use to sound . . . and it’s very pleasant. This is song is so romantic.
Let’s Have a Party – This only features Nick Carter. He sounds a lot like Aaron Carter, only better. This is purely innocent and fun. You might want to play this song at a party among people that enjoy the sounds of the 90s, and if you want a good party, you should.
Roll With It – Worse song on the album.
Nobody Like You – I can see D.J. Tanner rock out to this song. Is she a big fan on the show?

Backstreet Boys International was released in 1996. Over ten years later and they’re still going. Good for them. It means so much for a boy band to stick together. Brian (use to be called B-Rock), Nick, A.J., Howie, and Kevin have grown up into hansome looking men! Kevin has left the band to focus on his family life but he can come back and to the band whenever he wants, because he will always be a BSB. Hopefully you will come back soon, Kevin. I miss your deep soothing voice!

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Kevin is missing, Max Martin has not written any hits for the boys, but guess what, their new album Unbreakable is still terrific. I should know, I bought it, and I don’t regret it. My favourite songs are Helpless When She Smiles, One In A Million, Everything But Mine, Treat Me Right, and Unsuspecting Sunday Aftertoon which ties in with INTRO. JC Chasez, N*Sync band member, co-writes the song Treat Me Right and it’s soooooooo good. I’m glad to see that there are no hard feelings between the two. At least for JC. I can’t say the same thing about Justin Timberlake. What a joke he turned out to be. He thinks he’s so hot.

Nick Carter has grown mature and has left his wannabe gangster days behind. Thank god. He’s going to stop being what he’s not (hip hop artist – take some advice Justin!) and be the best at what he’s good at, a pop artist. I’m so happy for him. Long live pop music.

Please purchase their new album, Unbreakable. I am a loyal 90s fan. If you are a loyal 90s fan, or just a loyal Backstreet Boys fan, you wouldn’t be downloading this album, you will be buying the CD! Why wouldn’t you? It’s a great album. The released songs on this album aren’t as good as their old cd, but when you add all the quality of the songs together and compare it to the old one, this album is actually way better.