JOHAN LINDELL- on the roof aka (stay a second time around)
I have been following this mystery song for more than two years now, I remember my wife pregnant at that time and she was helpless in bed so I had to take care of her the whole time until she gave birth...but anyway I remember one day being so bored out of my elbows I decided to surf the net and look for some new songs to listen to, most particularly new wave 80's songs, when I stumbled upon this website called the spirit of radio. This Canadian website I think was dedicated to CFNY radio's edge 102 and in this site has a forum wherein you can submit a song online that you wanted to help identify, this is where I found out about the band ESKIMOS AND EGYPT and this is where I came across this song posted sometime in either 2002 or 2003 by a certain Paul Miceli among other songs he wanted help identify. Well this particular one was originally posted in the site called DeDiniDevil by a certain Dan Coogan back in 2002, in which the song was recorded in a cassette tape back in 1986 or 85 im not sure... from a german radio station...but anyway he had only recorded the last minute of the song and sure enough could never find out who sang it until he posted it on the internet in 2002 to get more exposure ...so you can say for sure that he has never known the existence of the artist until last week for almost 27 years ...amazing enough. For almost 11 years on the net it garnered heavy traffic amongst people curious of solving the mystery...even I was bitten by it. From time to time I would visit the site and to my understanding it has gotten so much attention that the clip was posted in you tube, new wave outpost, Reddit and one other site in a desperate move to solve it once and for all. Well anyway Reddit.com helped solved this mystery by submitting the clip of the song to a Swedish radio station and there by played it on air to their listeners and sure enough it was identified right away. Much hype was circling after the mystery song was solved and it has only been a week and so days. you tube has now more than 96K counted as soon as this song was posted and also a radio station in Minneapolis picked up the sordid story about it and was a topic on one of the segments they have...here is the link if you are interested http://archive.org/details/cftp-2013-09-20 so anyway I decided to share this cut to whoever visits my blog and I am sad to say that its all over now...no more mystery hahaha to be honest I was hoping it would never get solved...but then poor Dan would die unhappy. In my upcoming post I also have another song that was identified only last year. This was also a mystery in the spirit of radio site since 2002 and some suggested that it is more rare than "on the roof" .