12 October 2015, No. 134, Le Pamplemousse, ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do’

I’m not sure how many records I picked up from Le Pamplemousse before I learned that the name means grapefruit in French. It makes sense. Their album art features grapefruits (and butts and boobs), but it seemed like too long and mousse-y a word to be the big citrus.

I didn’t know what the word meant, but I always wondered if the group was French. It turns out it was one of the main studio projects of Los Angeles producers Rinder and Lewis (who were also behind St. Tropez, but that group doesn’t come up later on this list; the cut I have under that name, “One More Minute,” is a little too stringy). Le Pamplemousse comes back later, but “Monkey See, Monkey Do” is their first entry here at No. 134.