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Move to Move

Move to Move

by Kon Kan Kon Kan


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The Canadian duo Kon Kan (musician Barry Harris and vocalist Kevin Wynne) scored an out-of-nowhere smash in 1989 with the quirky single "I Beg Your Pardon." Incorporating a repetitive drum beat, a catchy keyboard line, Wynne's droll vocal delivery (somewhat similar to New Order's Bernard Sumner) and the ingenious sampling of Lynn Anderson's hit "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden," "I Beg Your Pardon" became a dancefloor staple and eventually crossed over to the pop charts where it hit the Top 20. Kon Kan followed the single's success with the album Move to Move. "I Beg Your Pardon," included here in two versions, is still engaging dance-pop fluff; although released in 1989, the song could have easily been a hit in 1999. The rest of Move to Move goes down just as easy, even though the lightweight dance pop doesn't quite scale the heights of "Pardon." "Puss and Boots," which includes snippets from songs by Led Zeppelin and Nancy Sinatra, comes pretty close, however; it also became Kon Kan's only other chart single (at number 58.) Move to Move is harmless, disposable fun. Kevin Wynne eventually disappeared from the music scene; Barry Harris kept the Kon Kan name for the 1990 flop Syntonic, eventually forming the short-lived dance outfit Outta Control and the prolific remix team Thunderpuss 2000.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/08/1989
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678198427
catalogNumber: 81984
Rank: 84605


  1. Arts' in D Minor/Harry Houdini
  2. Bite the Bullet
  3. Move to Move
  4. I Can't Answer That
  5. I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden)
  6. Am I in Love
  7. Glue & Fire
  8. It Doesn't Matter
  9. Puss N' Boots/These Boots (Are Made for Walking)
  10. Arts' in D Minor/Harry Houdini
  11. I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kon Kan   Primary Artist
BX Style Bob   Rap
Debra Dobkin   Background Vocals
Russell Ferrante   Piano
Tom Gerencser   Whisper
Mark Goldenberg   Acoustic Guitar
Leslie Hall   Background Vocals
Afrika Islam   scratching
Jon Lind   Background Vocals
Danny Pel   Saxophone
Danny Pelfrey   Saxophone
Simeon Pillich   Bass Guitar,Acoustic Bass
Julia Tillman Waters   Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Kevin Wynne   Vocals
Luc Zoccolillo   Piano
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
Zulu Nation   Rap

Technical Credits

Lee Hazlewood   Lyricist
Tom Gerencser   Programming,Engineer,Contributor
Mark Goldenberg   Programming
Paul Klingberg   Engineer
Jim Lang   Programming
Jon Lind   Producer
Dennis Matkosky   Programming
Barry Harris   Producer

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