Laid Back是来自哥本哈根的丹麦电子音乐二重奏组，成立于1979年。二人组由John Guldberg（人声，吉他，贝斯）和Tim Stahl（人声，键盘，鼓，贝斯）组成。他们以1983年的《阳光雷鬼》和《白马》以及1989年的《贝克曼》而闻名。
约翰·古德伯格（John Guldberg）和蒂姆·斯塔尔（Tim Stahl）在1970年代中期见面，并在一个名为“星盒乐队”的乐队中一起演奏。在支持The Kinks的演出 获得好评后，乐队分裂了，但二人继续合作。古尔德伯格在哥本哈根市中心建立了一个小工作室，两位音乐家开始探索新技术所带来的可能性，例如多轨录音机，合成器和鼓机。
第二年，单曲“ Sunshine Reggae”发行，并成为本国的又一畅销榜。后来在1983年被乐队的第二张专辑“ Keep Smile”收录，并在意大利，西德和世界上其他19个国家继续成为单曲。然而，在美国，单身的B面成为乐队的唯一亮点。“白马”是一种受放克风格影响的舞蹈曲目，带有令人难忘的贝斯线条和含糊的，以毒品和/或性爱为主题的歌词（“白马”是海洛因的语），在美国俱乐部中很流行。7英寸和12英寸的乙烯，它继续在对球王呆三个星期时间风云榜“小号国家迪斯科行动图表; 这也是一次跨界的成功，在Hot Black Singles榜上排名前五位，并在1984年初达到Billboard Hot 100的第26位。其在Hot 100上相对较差的表现很可能是由于该曲目的有争议的歌词（包括“ bit子”一词，使它无法在该国大部分地区接收电台播出的广播。1989年，美国说唱行动2现场船员 采样“ White Horse”为其单曲“ The Fuck Out of My House”大力歌唱；它后来被Monifah 1998年的热门单曲“ Touch It”采样。
Laid Back的下两张专辑Play It Straight（1985）和See You in the Lobby（1987），以及诸如“ Abu Dhabi”和“ Tricky Kind of Thing”之类的单曲被大肆宣传，并在排行榜上大获成功。
1989年，二人组合以单曲“ Bakerman”（丹麦歌手Hanne Boel出演）重返欧洲排行榜，该榜单在西德排行榜上排名第9，在1990年初在英国排名第44。伴随着不寻常的录像带，由拉斯·冯·特里尔（Lars von Trier）执导，该录像带乐队在“弹奏”乐器的同时跳伞。Guldberg和Stahl都将这首歌命名为他们最喜欢的Laid Back曲目，并说这些词是Guldberg在歌曲录制期间写的。歌词为英语，除了短语“ Sagabona kunjani”外，古尔德伯格将其描述为斯瓦希里语短语，意思是“你好，你好吗？”
希望利用Bakerman的成功，他们的唱片公司以新混音重新发行“ White Horse”（作为“ White Horse ’89”），尽管这在商业上令人失望。
在接下来的二十年的过程中，悠闲继续共同努力，并有自发行了四张专辑，单曲了一把，和两个精选辑（Laidest最伟大的1995年和良好的共鸣-最好的悠闲的在2008年）。两人还组成了2001年故事片《Flyvende Farmor》的配乐，并因此获得了罗伯特奖，相当于丹麦的奥斯卡奖。同年，在哥本哈根举行了乐队作品的展览，包括出现在唱片上的作品和促销海报。2003年，他们在单曲“ Tango”中亮相 由丹麦乐队Hæst，所生产Umpff。他们还继续进行零星的现场表演，包括2004年怀特岛音乐节和2005年罗斯基勒音乐节的备受瞩目的表演。英国DJ 肖恩·贝克（Shaun Baker）演唱的《贝克曼》的混音在2006年在格陵兰岛上排名第一。。
在2010年，Laid Back带着单曲“ Cocaine Cool”回归。
Laid Back is a Danish electronic music duo group from Copenhagen, formed in 1979. The duo consists of John Guldberg (vocals, guitar, bass) and Tim Stahl (vocals, keyboards, drums, bass). They are best known for the hits “Sunshine Reggae” and “White Horse” from 1983 and “Bakerman” from 1989.
Background and origins
John Guldberg and Tim Stahl met in the mid-1970s, and played together in a group called The Starbox Band. After a poorly received show supporting The Kinks, the band split up, but the duo continued working together. Guldberg set up a small studio in downtown Copenhagen where the two musicians began exploring the possibilities that were being opened up by new technologies, such as multitrack tape recorders, synthesizers and drum machines.
Their debut album, simply titled Laid Back, was released in 1981, and the single “Maybe I’m Crazy” became a number-one hit in Denmark.
The next year, the single “Sunshine Reggae” was released, and became another chart-topper in their home country; it was later included on the band’s second album, Keep Smiling, in 1983, and went on to become a number-one single in Italy, West Germany, and nineteen other countries around the world. In the US, however, it was the single’s B-side that became the band’s only big hit. “White Horse” is a funk-influenced dance track with a memorable bassline and ambiguous, drug- and/or sex-themed lyrics (“white horse” being a slang for heroin) that became popular in US clubs. After the song was re-released as an A-side on both 7-inch and 12-inch vinyl, it went on to spend three weeks at number one on Billboard’s National Disco Action charts; it was also a crossover success, reaching the top five on the Hot Black Singles chart while peaking at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1984. Its relatively poor performance on the Hot 100 is most likely due to the track’s controversial lyrics (including the word “bitch”), which prevented it from receiving radio airplay in much of the country. In 1989, the American rap act 2 Live Crew sampled “White Horse” heavily for their single “Get the Fuck Out of My House”; it was later sampled for Monifah’s 1998 hit “Touch It”.
Laid Back’s next two albums, Play It Straight (1985) and See You in the Lobby (1987), and singles such as “Abu Dhabi” and “Tricky Kind of Thing”, were released to little fanfare and limited chart success.
The duo made a return to the European charts in 1989 with the single “Bakerman” (featuring Danish singer Hanne Boel), which peaked at number nine on the West German chart, and number 44 in the United Kingdom in early 1990. It was accompanied by an unusual video, directed by Lars von Trier, which featured the band skydiving while “playing” their instruments. Guldberg and Stahl have both named this their favourite Laid Back track, and said the words were written by Guldberg during the recording session for the song. The lyrics are in English except for the phrase “Sagabona kunjani”, which Guldberg has described as a Swahili phrase meaning “Hello, how are you?”
Hoping to capitalize on the success of Bakerman, their label re-released “White Horse” (as “White Horse ’89”) with new remixes, although this was a commercial disappointment.
Over the course of the following two decades, Laid Back continues to work together, and have since released four albums, a handful of singles, and two greatest hits albums (Laidest Greatest in 1995 and Good Vibes – The Very Best of Laid Back in 2008). The duo also composed the soundtrack of the 2001 feature film Flyvende Farmor, for which they were awarded a Robert, the Danish equivalent of an Oscar. That same year, an exhibition of the band’s artwork, including pieces that appeared on their records and promotional posters, took place in Copenhagen. In 2003 they featured on the track ‘Tango’ by Danish band Hæst, produced by Umpff. They continue to make sporadic live performances, as well, including high-profile shows at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2004, and the Roskilde Festival in 2005. A remix of “Bakerman” by British DJ Shaun Baker reached number one in Greenland in 2006.
In 2010 Laid Back returned with the single “Cocaine Cool”.
1981 – Laid Back [2008 Remastered]
1983 – Keep Smiling [2008 Remastered]
1985 – Play It Straight [2008 Remastered]
1987 – See You in the Lobby [2008 Remastered]
1990 – Bakerman (Hole In The Sky) [2008 Remastered]
1993 – Why Is Everybody In Such A Hurry!
1995 – Laidest Greatest
1999 – Happy Dreamer
1999 – Unfinished Symphonies
2008 – Good Vibes (2CD)
2011 – Cosmic Vibes
2012 – Cosyland
2013 – Uptimistic Music Vol. 1 – Vol. 2 (2CD)
2019 – Healing Feeling
2019 – Healing Feeling [24-44.1]