Kon Kan

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Kon Kan is a Canadian synthpop project conceived and formed in 1988 by Barry Harris in Toronto, Ontario.
He created the synthpop act Kon Kan in early 1988 which had worldwide success with "I Beg Your Pardon".

I Beg Your Pardon

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Kon Kan were awarded a 1990 Juno for the song "I Beg Your Pardon" and nominated for a 1991 Juno Award for the single "Puss N' Boots/These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". "I Beg Your Pardon" was inspired in part by both the Pet Shop Boys hit single "Always on My Mind" and an increasingly prevalent use of sampling by artists such as Public Enemy, M/A/R/R/S and Coldcut.
"I Beg Your Pardon" (also titled as "I Beg Your Pardon [I Never Promised You a Rose Garden]") is a song by Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan, released as the first single from their 1988 debut album Move to Move.

Puss N' Boots/These Boots Are Made for Walkin'

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Kon Kan were awarded a 1990 Juno for the song "I Beg Your Pardon" and nominated for a 1991 Juno Award for the single "Puss N' Boots/These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". As well as "I Beg Your Pardon", it also spawned the singles, "Harry Houdini", "Move to Move" and another original/cover combination, "Puss N' Boots".
"Puss N' Boots/These Boots (Are Made for Walkin')" is a song by Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan, released as the third single from their 1989 album Move to Move.

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Kon Kan is a Canadian synthpop project conceived and formed in 1988 by Barry Harris in Toronto, Ontario.
Canadian duo Kon Kan had major success with their debut single, "I Beg Your Pardon" in 1989.

Move to Move

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Kon Kan's debut album, Move to Move, was recorded in Los Angeles in January and February 1989.
Move to Move is the debut album by Kon Kan, released in 1989 on Atlantic Records.

Harry Houdini (song)

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As well as "I Beg Your Pardon", it also spawned the singles, "Harry Houdini", "Move to Move" and another original/cover combination, "Puss N' Boots".
"Harry Houdini" (titled as "Arts in 'D' Minor/Harry Houdini" on the album) is a song by Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan, released as the second single from their 1989 debut album Move to Move.

Move to Move (song)

Move to Move
As well as "I Beg Your Pardon", it also spawned the singles, "Harry Houdini", "Move to Move" and another original/cover combination, "Puss N' Boots".
"Move to Move" is a 1989 single by Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan, released as the fourth single from their 1989 debut album Move to Move.

Juno Awards of 1991

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Kon Kan were awarded a 1990 Juno for the song "I Beg Your Pardon" and nominated for a 1991 Juno Award for the single "Puss N' Boots/These Boots Are Made for Walkin'".

Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)

Disco Nights (Rock Freak)
The track sampled Lynn Anderson's 1971 hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden", Silver Convention's 1976 hit "Get Up and Boogie (That's Right)", GQ's "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)", Tones on Tail's "Go!", Spagna's "Call Me", National Lampoon's "Disco Hotline" sketch from their That's Not Funny, That's Sick album, and the opening bars from the theme music from The Magnificent Seven (which was also well known as the theme to a commercial for Marlboro cigarettes in the 1960s).
Kon Kan sampled the song in their 1988 song "I Beg Your Pardon".

Juno Awards of 1990

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Kon Kan were awarded a 1990 Juno for the song "I Beg Your Pardon" and nominated for a 1991 Juno Award for the single "Puss N' Boots/These Boots Are Made for Walkin'".
Winner: "I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden)", Kon Kan

Syntonic (album)

Syntonic
Kon Kan, now effectively a solo vehicle for Barry Harris, released their second album, Syntonic late 1990.
Syntonic is the second album by Canadian synthpop group Kon Kan, released in 1990 by Atlantic Records.

The Magnificent Seven

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The track sampled Lynn Anderson's 1971 hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden", Silver Convention's 1976 hit "Get Up and Boogie (That's Right)", GQ's "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)", Tones on Tail's "Go!", Spagna's "Call Me", National Lampoon's "Disco Hotline" sketch from their That's Not Funny, That's Sick album, and the opening bars from the theme music from The Magnificent Seven (which was also well known as the theme to a commercial for Marlboro cigarettes in the 1960s).
Canadian band Kon Kan use the opening bars of the theme in their single "I Beg Your Pardon".

Rose Garden (Lynn Anderson song)

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The track sampled Lynn Anderson's 1971 hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden", Silver Convention's 1976 hit "Get Up and Boogie (That's Right)", GQ's "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)", Tones on Tail's "Go!", Spagna's "Call Me", National Lampoon's "Disco Hotline" sketch from their That's Not Funny, That's Sick album, and the opening bars from the theme music from The Magnificent Seven (which was also well known as the theme to a commercial for Marlboro cigarettes in the 1960s).
Canadian synthpop duo Kon Kan sampled parts of the song and its lyrics in their 1988 single "I Beg Your Pardon".

Thunderpuss

Thunderpuss 2000
Harris gained his greatest post-Kon Kan popularity as one half of Thunderpuss (named Thunderpuss 2000 from 1997–1999), collaborating with producer, remixer and DJ, Chris Cox.
Harris had previously worked as part of several music groups including Kon Kan, Top Kat, Killer Bunnies and Outta Control and had also released several solo singles himself.

Vida!...

Vida!... is the third album by Canadian synthpop group Kon Kan, released in 1993 by Hypnotic Records (a subsidiary of A&M Records).

Chris Cox (DJ)

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Harris gained his greatest post-Kon Kan popularity as one half of Thunderpuss (named Thunderpuss 2000 from 1997–1999), collaborating with producer, remixer and DJ, Chris Cox.

If You Wanna Be Happy

Harris again teamed up with several writers (including Bob Mitchell), fusing dance and pop tracks with original songs such as Jimmy Soul's "If You Wanna Be Happy" (on "(Could've Said) I Told You So") and Canadian band Trooper's "We're Here for a Good Time" (on "Time").

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Kon Kan is a Canadian synthpop project conceived and formed in 1988 by Barry Harris in Toronto, Ontario.

Pet Shop Boys

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"I Beg Your Pardon" was inspired in part by both the Pet Shop Boys hit single "Always on My Mind" and an increasingly prevalent use of sampling by artists such as Public Enemy, M/A/R/R/S and Coldcut.

Always on My Mind

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"I Beg Your Pardon" was inspired in part by both the Pet Shop Boys hit single "Always on My Mind" and an increasingly prevalent use of sampling by artists such as Public Enemy, M/A/R/R/S and Coldcut.

Public Enemy (band)

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"I Beg Your Pardon" was inspired in part by both the Pet Shop Boys hit single "Always on My Mind" and an increasingly prevalent use of sampling by artists such as Public Enemy, M/A/R/R/S and Coldcut.

MARRS

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"I Beg Your Pardon" was inspired in part by both the Pet Shop Boys hit single "Always on My Mind" and an increasingly prevalent use of sampling by artists such as Public Enemy, M/A/R/R/S and Coldcut.

Coldcut

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"I Beg Your Pardon" was inspired in part by both the Pet Shop Boys hit single "Always on My Mind" and an increasingly prevalent use of sampling by artists such as Public Enemy, M/A/R/R/S and Coldcut.