Laid Back ‎– Bakerman

Ariola ‎– 112 356
Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM

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A Bakerman
Guest, Vocals – Hanne Boel
B I Walk Proud 3:49

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℗ 1989 Brother Music I/S

A Brother Music Production

Printed in Germany

Features the tune and lyrics of the line "Slow ride, take it easy" from Foghat's Slow Ride, here transforming it to "Slow down, take it easy".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0116
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): S 112 356 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): S 112 356 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped): DS112356A-4/9-89 II
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped): DS112356B-3/9-89 II
  • Price Code (D:): 100
  • Price Code (F:): RC 110

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3A 612356 Laid Back Bakerman(12", Maxi) Ariola 3A 612356 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
none Laid Back Bakerman(12", TP) Not On label none Germany 1989 Sell This Version
112 356 Laid Back Bakerman(7", Single) Arista 112 356 UK 1989 Sell This Version
612 916 Laid Back Bakerman (Remix)(12", Maxi) Ariola 612 916 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
662 356 Laid Back Bakerman(CD, Single) Ariola 662 356 Germany 1989 Sell This Version



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March 1, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
After 3 albums on Medley Records in Denmark, Laid Back switched to Munich-based Ariola, with "Bakerman" as the first single for the album "Hole In The Sky". The single became a huge hit in Germany and elsewhere in Europe and was propelled by a highly visual videoclip powerplayed on the likes of the MTV.

The clip deserves a special mention: it was conceived and directed by the acclaimed Danish film maker Lars von Trier, that back in 1989 was Danish film's "enfant terrible" and had only released one movie, "The Element Of Crime". In the vid, a group of skydivers impersonate a band playing the song while free-falling - they had to have helpers to hand them a parachute before digging a hole in the ground! It was very dangerous and highly unautorized; luckily, no one got arrested afterwards! It was thus done in secret over a disused military airport in Jutland, Denmark.

"Bakerman" is also the only Laid Back single that features a guest vocalist - Hanne Boel, whose soulful voice graces this track.