Steve Miller Band ‎– Bongo Bongo (Extended Club Mix) (US 12″)

The Steve Miller Band goes for some techno rock on this 1984.

Obviously being inspired by The Cars and trying to be hip. It has lots of electronic drums and primitive samples. It sounds like a second rate Yello in places with the sampled brass and weird sounds. Fun and a definite show of versatility or a massive sell-out ?

More traditional is the B-side, “Get On Home” , some fine guitar playing and a sprinkle of synths but it is more a traditional Steve Miller sound with a guitar solo.

Capitol Records ‎– V-8632


A Bongo Bongo (Born To Dance Mix) 5:26
B Get On Home 3:58

3 thoughts on “Steve Miller Band ‎– Bongo Bongo (Extended Club Mix) (US 12″)”

  1. Yep. A cut rate Yello knockoff and an über-prime example of False New Wave if ever I heard one! Sometimes when old hippies tried to get hip the results were pretty good [see: Alice Cooper – “Clones [We’re All]” but this was not one of those times!

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