I imagine Zapp playing in fun dance spots with lots of neon and gold lamme and those long braids with beads in them that I could never get away with without looking like an even whiter Juliette Lewis. This family group (Zapp is made up of the five Troutman brothers) was big in the 80's, but Computer Love comes from the album The New Zapp IV U, recorded at the tale end of a successful career which also includes the hit More Bounce to the Ounce.
Kudos to Zapp for accurately prophesising the wild world of internet porn in five minute dance song format–and for creating an upbeat, digitized weirdly sexy anthem that I love.
In a tragic turn of events, percussionist Larry shot and killed younger brother Roger in 1999 before turning the gun on himself, no one's quite sure why, it seems to have something to do with a financial dispute. Roger was the creative force and the man behind the talk box; he's left a major legacy behind and Computer Love is one of the best.
But what do you think?