by Tavi Meran
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The Fun Fun project was born as a studio project. We were not thinking about the success and the disco market: everyone was feeling free to do everything he/she prefered, joking with the music and having a lot of fun doing it. That’s why we decided to call it Fun Fun.
I’m not in competition with Wanda Fisher. She is a look-alike. I lead my way..
I didn’t know about it - thanks for the info. I will for sure get more info about this cover. Anyway, I’m really glad for this.
I brief met Samantha Fox, while I had the chance to talk with Sabrina and I have to say that she’s really a nice, professional and hardworking girl. About the others, I didn’t meet them.
If you mean that in the 80’s and 90’s Italy protected the Italian singers obstruicting the foreinger tracks, I have to say that it’s not true. We were invaded by the English and American songs and I’m very happy for this because it’s important to get all the kind of music. In this way, everyone can choose the genres he/she prefers. I don’t like the protectionisms at all, because they ghettoize everything and they don’t allow music to be imported and exported, so you can loose some good stuff. Maybe the competition is right, ‘cos the best is really the best in any case.
Certainly Sanremo helped my Italian pop career, particulary with the first performance I did there, reaching the #3. But I think that Sanremo is changing: it’s a little bit less focused on the songs and little bit more on the tv show aspects (on the racket power). So, sometimes I think it’s quite negative for the songs.
It really helped me in my work, because I had to face with some new situations, like the fact I had to sing and try to win a competiotion with tracks I don’t like at all. Everyday was a contest between me and myself, studing the songs and the way to get out from the “problem”.
I collaborated with Corona and the Boney M too.
I simply sang two tracks that are part of the soundtrack.
Yes, it has a story and it’s important for me as I arranged it by myself. Lupi solitari is the song where I expressed a lot of me as musician, arranger, composer and singer.
The idea of the new remixes wasn’t mine. It was by Larry Pignagnoli, my first producer in the 80’s and also one of the three composers of Easy Lady. He got many requests by DJs, because the track is still played in the clubs. So, he thought about doing some new remixes of Easy Lady, trying to keep the original elements (like my voice, as I resung the track) plus some new ones, like the new sonority. So, a new life and a new sap for the old Easy Lady.
They could be both the albums.
Even if I didn’t speak English very well, I would like singing and writing in English. It has a good musicality.
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