Our second single was #35 on the billboard top forty chart and climbing, I went to a family reunion in Youngstown ,Ohio and my relatives who had scattered to the far corners from all over asked me why our second single , after Groove Is In ThE HEART was only available in a black sleeve at their local record stores ….just a sticker with our name on it.
Since I hired the artists and art-directed all of deee-lite’s releases…I knew my art was handed in weeks before print- time. I actually made the collage for this single sleeve myself ( front = 3 heads floating in outer space surrounded by planets…the back was my view of the entire world……. so i couldn’t understand why my ” managers” forgot to tell me and then threatened me when I told them.
I was never paid as art director and always had a tiny budget . the managers answer ” do you want me to hold your hand and do all your dirty laundry ? i’ll throw you across the room if you come to me with every little problem” . I never spoke to him again. His partner in crime had an even lamer excuse and refused to take any responsibility . I went to the label myself and asked them to get the printing presses started…they eventually did…however it had dropped off the top forty charts by the time the art was printed with credits,etc…but was number ONE on the dance chart - no one seemed to care at the label and def not managment. So in truth…we actually had 2 top forty hits….not that charts ever mattered to me ..but they seem to matter to a lot of others for some dog forsaken reason . I give you…the “power of love”- lady miss kier …www.ladykier.com