Love Inc. Broken Bones

Release Date: February 23, 1998

Track Listing

CD Maxi – Canada (1997)

  1. Broken Bones (City Of Love – Radio Mix) 4:02
  2. Broken Bones (City Of Love – Club Mix) 6:34
  3. Broken Bones (RipRock N’ Booty’s Magical Mystery Detour Mix – 12″ Riprock ‘n’ Alex G remix) 8:41
  4. Broken Bones (I Used To Sell You Things You Could Only Find On A Dancefloor – Remix) 5:35
  5. Broken Bones (Groove Station – Radio Mix)

12″ promo – United States (1998)

  1. Broken Bones (City Of Love – Radio Mix by Peter Ries) 4:02
  2. Broken Bones (City Of Love – Club Mix by Peter Ries) 6:34
  3. Broken Bones (RipRock N’ Booty’s Magical Mystery Detour Mix – 12″ Riprock ‘n’ Alex G remix) 8:41
  4. Broken Bones (I Used To Sell You Things You Could Only Find On A Dancefloor – Remix by Florian Richter) 5:35

Review

Love Inc. is a name that probably only Canadians and dance music enthusiasts would recognize. They were a Canadian eurodance group from Toronto consisting of DJ/remixer/producers Chris Sheppard and Brad Daymond and vocalist Simone Denny.

Broken Bones is the group’s debut and lead single from their self-titled album. It would not find success outside of Canada until 4 years after the group’s breakup where it peaked at number 8 in the United Kingdom in 2003.

So I don’t know how many of you who visit this site are Canadian or had access to MuchMusic in the 1990’s. If you did you are probably very familiar with Love Inc. and/or Chris Shephard.

Broken Bones was a huge hit on Canadian Top 40 radio. I don’t think there was an hour during its glory days that didn’t go by where this wasn’t played. It was a staple on weekend mix shows and of course it was all over MuchMusic on shows like X-Tendamix and Electric Circus.

That’s right. If you know those two shows then you remember when Much still gave a damn about music videos and exposing people to new artists and types of music.

Anyway, after listening to the song now I still think it’s a finely crafted piece of dance music and for the most part the remixes on the maxi single I have also hold up quite well. This is a very big rarity since the dance music genre tends to favor quantity over quality.

I’m sure there’s someone out there other than me who remembers this from their wasted youth. After all, there was a lot more during that time period other than the grunge movement.

I leave this stroll down memory lane with the only thing I could never figure out about this song. What the hell was the meaning of “riding a purple airplane”? It’s either a drug or penis reference. I have no clue to this day.

Love Inc. self-titled album

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