Tuesday, November 27, 2007


So if you haven't guessed by now, we've been kinda stuck in the 80s and the early 90s. What can we say...that's the era of pop music we tend to like here @ Milk Carton Pop Stars...so sue us. To mix things up a bit, today I've decided to feature one of my favorite one album wonders of all-time, PURE SUGAR. Comprised of DJs Richard 'Humpty' Vission, Peter Lorimer and vocalist Jennifer Starr.

The first known recording came in 1995 via the Aqua Boogie label under the name Richard "Humpty" Vission Presents Sugar with the single The Feeling.

By 1998 the act was now known as Pure Sugar and signed with Geffen Records. Their debut single was Delicious:

The single stalled at #66 on the Billboard Hot 100 while peaking at #8 on the Billboard Dance Chart.

The video, the group's only video effort as far as we know, was a colorful campy delight:

Subsequent singles failed to set the charts afire, save the Billboard Dance Charts where Hands To Heaven ('98) and These Are The Times ('99) peaked at #8 and at #3 respectively.

All these singles were culled from the group's sole album, the self-titled Pure Sugar.

(Now this is my own personal opinion, but this album has to be one of the BEST dance albums of all time. The beats, the sexy lyrics, THOSE vocals. Pure dance heaven. That's all I can say. If you don't own this album get it today. Hell you can get it for 1¢ used on amazon.com!!)

Aside from their debut, Pure Sugar also appeared on the 1998 soundtrack for the TV series Sabrina The Teenage Witch with a cover of the Waitresses's classic I Know What Boys Like.

After the group disbanded, Vission and Lorimer continued to DJ and create new music, etc. But what became of that soulful, big voiced diva Jennifer Starr? That's what we'd LOVE to know here at Milk Carton Pop Stars. Faithful readers, help us out?


Jennifer is now a photographer. You can visit her myspace page or her official site to check out some of her work. It's amazing!


Anonymous said...

The "Delicious" song was played in the film "Stepmom". You can hear it in the third scene a bit after the beginning; the scene where Isabel (Julia Roberts) arrives to the photo shoot late. I always wondered what that song was! Great blog.

Anonymous said...

well, so much went down, jennifer is a photographer now.and doing very well. she was offered many projects after pure sugar broke up. i can go on and on. that was her couch that she stole from some alley and had it re-done. she was crazy. those were the days.

Anonymous said...

I love Jennifer Starr and Pure Sugar! I'm glad to hear that Jennifer is doing well (providing anonymous comments can be trusted), and I would love to know if she has a MySpace or a website - anything! - to let her know that her fans still love her!

Anonymous said...

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ALEX WEST said...

Ikedaquotes.org states : 'True love should be transformative; a process that amplifies our capacity to cherish not just one person but all people. It can make us stronger, lift us higher '' and Jennifer Starr lifts me higher with Delicious. Thank you very much PURE SUGAR! ~~~Alex West aka Mystic Law ... ALOHA. MYOHO-RENGE-KYO. HAVE A BLESSED DAY!

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