Friday, June 15, 2012

Paul Lekakis - "Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room)"

Boom, Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room) (Re-Recorded / Remastered) - Boom, Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room) (Re-Recorded / Remastered Version)

(Debuted March 7, 1987, Peaked 43, 13 Weeks on the Chart)

Well, you can't say that Paul Lekakis spends a lot of time beating around the bush here. He gets straight to the point and lets you know exactly what he's aiming for.

Lekakis was a model of Greek descent who moved over into the high-NRG dance genre while working in Italy. "Boom Boom" was his first single and immediately attracted attention in the dance clubs due to the explicit nature of its lyrics. Oddly enough, no video was shot for the song at the time (despite coming out around the same time as George Michael's "I Want Your Sex") so no MTV exposure likely had as much to do with the fact that it stopped at #43 as its subject matter.

That said, it should be mentioned that the lifestyle of gratuitous, casual sex mentioned in the song can lead to trouble down the road. That message was a staple of public service announcements in the age of AIDS, but in Lekakis's case, it was all too real. He was diagnosed as HIV-positive later on.

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