Deee-Lite – World Clique (1990)
Some albums change the world. Some albums get the world on the dance floor.
Deee-Lite’s World Clique is among the latter.
Almost a quarter century later, Groove is in the Heart remains a crowd-pleaser. Catchy bassline, intriguing sing-along vocals, a winning track.
World Clique is not a record I see myself frequently revisiting from start-to-finish. I’d probably put it on par with Queen Latifah’s All Hail the Queen: a fun blast from the past featuring a formidable front-woman. It will bring a smile to my face every time I hear a song from either record find its way onto a radio playlist.
Much like Kate Bush’s Deeper Understanding, a 1989 song about the love between a human and computer, the opening lyric here was impressively prophetic about the decades that followed. The line to kick off the Deee-Lite Theme: “From The Global Village in the Age of Communication.”
Though the psychedelic imagery of the album art/Groove video may have been a few decades behind the times, with that opening phrase, Lady Miss Kier sagely predicted the eventual worldwide movement towards globalization & social networking!