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You may have heard of Marijne van der Vlugt, she was a presenter at MTV Europe who left to sing in the indie band Salad. If so then you’ll remember that Salad were a 90’s alternative band with a cult following, sporting a abrasive, oddball edge, and were famed for their high energy live performances. Drink The Elixir is their best known hit from the Album Drink Me (top 20 UK Charts), and is included in Robert Dimery’s book 1001 songs you must hear before you die.

Salad’s proudest moment was being part of the War Child Charity Record ‘Help’ when Terry Hall asked Salad to join him on the Mamas and Papas song ‘Dream a little Dream’. Now immortalized on a Cbeebies promo, and as Marijne and Terry both have small children, they are chuffed to bits that they are currently serenading 1 to 4 years olds every night…

Mike Mason was one half of the 4AD Band Swallow, they released their debut album Blow in 1992. Initially compared with Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine, they cut out their own niche and still have a cult following. Some of Mason’s other musical projects include writing and producing with artist Peter Murphy, and working on the Dalis Car Album 2 with Mick Karn, before he sadly passed away

How did Mike and Marijne get together? Debbie Smith (Echobelly & Curve) introduced them …they sampled each others work, liked it and away they went…Mike’s the music man, Marijne is the wordsmith and melody maker…together they are Cowboy Racer


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  • seldanagig

    It's a project of Marijne Van Der Vlugt (Salad's Vocal) and Mike Manson

    6 Sep 2007 Reply

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