THE PINUPS, Wild Thing, 1980Posted: January 22, 2009
The Pinups apparently were from California, but their records (two singles and a LP) were produced in Germany. They had a minor hit with their first single “New Wave Lover”. On the info sheet it states that these songs were featured on the soundtrack to the film “New Wave Lover”to be released in Germany February 15, 1981.
In my search for this film on the Internet, I came across a small review of the German comedy “Pinups und ein heisser Typ”( Pinups and a hot guy) here and two excerpts of the film on youtube. Reading in the comments section I learned that the lead singer June La Vonne had put them there and that today she is living in Hamburg.
This is the Pinups performing “New Wave Lover” in the film “Pinups und ein heisser Typ”:
The Pinups performing in the hilarious German Teen-comedy “Pinups und ein heisser Typ” with great over-dubbed dialogue in German. I`d really like to see this film in full:
The Pinups performing “New Wave Lover” in the German TV-show Musikladen October 9, 1980:
Of course “New Wave Lover” was an attempt by some German Disco producers to cash-in on the “New Wave”, but as plastic and fabricated as it might be, I like it because it is so refreshingly silly.
“Wild Thing” on the other hand, is a pretty indestructible Rock`n`Roll classic that survives even this full-on Disco treatment by the Pinups. It is a pretty silly song to begin with…
THE PINUPS, Wild Thing, 1980
THE PINUPS, Do It All Night, 1980