Back and In Attack (lost unreleased Milli Vanilli comeback album; 1998)

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Milli Vanilli

Status: Lost


"Back and In Attack" was an album made by Milli Vanilli, which was planned to be released in 1998, until it was cancelled after the death of co-singer Rob Pilatus.

Origin[edit | edit source]

Milli Vanilli was a popular song duo made up of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus. In the late 80's they had multiple chart-topping hits, like "Girl You Know It's True" and "Blame It On The Rain", putting them in the spotlight. One night, at the Lake Compounce theme park, while they were performing "Girl You Know It's True", their backing track skipped, and it looked like the singers were repeatedly singing "Girl you know it's.." over and over again. It soon broke out that not only were they lip syncing that performance, but their careers were based on lip syncing, as they could barely speak English, and the songs were actually performed by various other singers.[1] Because of this, Milli Vanilli was practically over, as their sales plummeted and they were shunned by the public, with only a few songs and albums being released, which sold incredibly poorly.

Recording[edit | edit source]

After years, in 1997, the duo got back together to record a comeback album called "Back and In Attack". Rob Pilatus, one of the singers of Milli Vanilli, had multiple personal problems during the years, however. He abused drugs and committed robberies, including even making a terrorist threat.[2] This ultimately caused him to get arrested, where Fab Morvan to bail him out. On April 2nd, 1998, the day before the album's promotional tour, Pilatus was found dead from an accidental drug overdose, in his hotel in Frankfurt, Germany.[3].

Availability[edit | edit source]

Because of Pilatus' death, the album was never released. While there may be a chance that in the future it could be released or remade, thanks to co-singer Fab Morvan still having a solo career and possible access to the album, this is rare.

External Links[edit | edit source]

Milli Vanilli's Wikipedia page, where Back and In Attack is mentioned

References[edit | edit source]