Tuesday, September 4, 2012

80s Dance Classic: Laid Back - White Horse

It’s probably a bit rich to label a track that spent three weeks at No.1 on the US dance charts as a “lost” classic, but Danish synthpop duo Laid Back hit an unlikely peak with the now largely forgotten ‘White Horse’ back in 1983. Some would even argue that this track – originally a b-side – was another influential precursor to the techno scene that would dominate dancefloors across the globe by the end of the decade. It was probably only the obvious drug reference that held it back from wider (chart and radio) exposure at the time, but the 12-inch mix remains a sought after classic. Here’s the abbreviated version:

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