I spent a piece of my Friday night watching one hit wonder videos from the 80s (as I usually do) and forty five pounds of potent glamour hit me right in the face when I landed on a music video from Bardeux. I barely remember Bardeux and I’m guessing that’s because my brain wanted to protect me from overdosing on that much charisma, so it kept its memory of them to a minimum.
Bardeux first formed in 1988 and the first members of the duo were Stacy “Acacia” Smith and Tairrie B. They had a hit on the dance charts before Tairrie B quit that bitch and decided to go solo. (Tairrie B later became a rapper for a moment, so she’s basically the original and better Iggy Azalea.) She was replaced by Lisa “Jaz” Teaney and that’s truly when Bardeux shot up the charts and by that I mean they reached #36 on the Billboard Hot 100. They had a few dance hits, but their biggest hit of all-time was the freestyle slow jam “When We Kiss” and when you listen to it, you will wish that you were in the
champagne malt liquor room of some truck stop strip club giving a lap dance to a 78-year-old man. This is my kind of lap dance song and the video is a cinematic jewel filled with intrigue, sexiness and come hither lookers. It’s like Stacey Q on Ambien:
Jaz left the duo in 1989 and Bardeux had several reincarnations before it died for good in 1995. But thank all the Gods for YouTube, because I would’ve been pissed if I died without reliving the glamour of Bardeux once again.