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28.06.2010

Behold the late 90s when lounge culture was king before everyone chilled out to the point of departure. True romantics The Honeymoon Suites provided South African hipsters with a soundtrack to their decadent disconnect. Kevin Parisienne’s liquid chocolate vocals made the girls tremble while the band played swing jazz porno funk, while dressing up and falling apart. “Glamourous girls ain’t what they seem. Out the back door, catch limousine…”

Thank you “Beautiful broken angel and mysterious benefactor Mark Neff RIP” Majita Films, Mike Berg, Sorcha Vasey, Petra Mason, Lisa Brice, Lukas Luislang, Justin Youens, Richard Starkey and all the glitter soaked quality babes who made the video without which we would have nothing but sketchy memory.

And the reason the quality is so shitty, is because this video was shot on film, then reproduced on VHS before being digitized. But that’s kind of how we remember the late 90s anyway… so we let it ride!

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  1. Sexy beasts says:

    Ah, the Honeymoon Suites, my favourite band of the mid 1990s. Seeing this band live was such a stoker, who can forget “just another notch on my bed post”? Legendary. I still have their “Best of” EP, he he.

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  2. shortclick says:

    These guys were incredible live. Each gig they had a different theme. I remember them performing in shiny zoot suits and afro-wigs. And there were about 12 of them – so the effect of all of them in full costume was really impressive. Once I saw them in Cape Town the night before Christmas and they did the nativity scene – the horn section was dressed like the three wise man, the singer was jesus, etc. There are no bands I can think of now who match them in terms of humour and style.
    Like @sexy I also remember “just another notch on my bed post”, and they had this other song that went “more, more, why the fuck not?”
    Is it possible to get hold of these tracks or are they lost forever in the mists of time?

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  3. 90sgirl says:

    I also have their Best of EP.. aaaaah such a cracker band – caught them at the legendary 206 in Orange Grove. Can’t believe it’s been that long.. making me feel ancient! What ever happened to them??

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  4. Shai says:

    Thanks for the post guys, was randomly looking up the Suites and this was the only relevant hit I could find. Agree that they are one of the maverick bands of the 90s, but SA was never short on musical talent, the scene today is just as exciting.. and who knows.. even Boo! have reunited 🙂

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