Saturday, September 26, 2009

Betty Davis - Is It Love or Desire


Is It Love or Desire is the shelved album from 1976 by Funk Queen Betty Davis. Even the cover image suggests revelation, like she is about to show you something. It beckons you to make the discovery. She is going to show you everything. The album opens with multiple Betty voices all at once, a strong start. Betty brought back something for the lovers "When Romance Says Goodbye," the muthas "Bottom of The Barrel" (anti-disco + pro “real music”) and the fuckers "Whorey Angel" (one of the best song titles!) . Luckily, I have been waiting since only '02 and not the late 70's. I was more excited about this release than any other for the fall season. Heavy rotation is an understatement, to quote the title of track two "It's So Good!" I think she had to know that and now we can too. She literally makes you beg for it in "Let's Get Personal." She sounds a little like Mae West. It sounds like she presses right up to your speaker, you come closer to a one sided conversation. You are put in your place. The album will make you feel dirty. She talks about the rejection of the album in "Stars Starve, You Know." "They won't take what I'm givin', so it’s hard for me and the band to make a livin'." This album did not let me down; it is all over the place in the best way. Betty was incredibly original, creative and had a lot of ideas. It feels like a present. This is something for the Funk Antiques Roadshow and something for now.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I Want To Live! - Delirious Sunrise #3



Delirious Sunrise #3HERE!!!

Air – Playground Love (from The Virgin Suicides)
Bernard Herrmann – Main Theme (from Sisters)
Ennio Morricone – Four Flies on Grey Velvet (from the film)
Asylum Party – Play Alone
Peggy Lee – The Siamese Cat Song (from Lady and The Tramp)
Lydia Lunch – Black Box Disco
Gene Moore – I Don’t Know About That Girl (from Carnival of Souls)
The Fabulous Stains – Professionals [Video Version] (from Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains]
Charles Bernstein – Run, Nancy! (from A Nightmare on Elm Street)
Divine – Hard Magic [Magic Mix] (from Lust in The Dust)
Bette Davis – Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Mae West (Celebrities… At Their Worst! Vol 2.9 Bitch Bitch Bitch)
Alfred Hitchcock – Suspicion (from Music To Be Murdered By)
Pino Donaggio – School in Flames (from Carrie)
Koko Taylor – Up in Flames (from Wild at Heart)
Franz Waxman – Sunset Boulevard
David Whitaker – Vampire Circus
Rockers Hi-Fi - The Lions And The Cucumber (Bigga Bush's Transylvania Boogie Mix)
Gene Page – Blacula (The Stalkwalk)
John Cale – Track 2 – (from Eat/Kiss music from the films of Andy Warhol)
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden (from Marie Antionette)
Bernard Herrmann – Color Red (from Marnie)
Henry Mancini – Touch of Evil
Vampire’s Sound Incorporation – Droge CX 9
Phylicia Allen – Two Loves Have I (J’ai Deux Amours)
Josephine Baker - J’ai Deux Amours
Eartha Kitt & Bronski Beat – Cha Cha Heels

Birds (of DEATH) Delirious Sunrise #2



Delirious Sunrise #2HERE!!

Karen Finley – Strangling Baby Birds
Lene Lovich – Big Bird
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood – Ladybird
Yma Sumac - El Condor Pasa
Azita – Birds
Julie Andrews – Feed The Birds (From Mary Poppins)
Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman – Shady Lady Bird
Josephine Baker – Bye Bye Blackbird
Bessie Smith – Graveyard Dream Blues
Parliaments – New Day Begins
Bob Crew & Charles Fox - Space Ship Out of Control (from Barbarella)
Diamanda Galas – I Wake Up And I See The Face of The Devil
Patti Smith – Birdland
Eartha Kitt – C’est Si Bon
Sammy Fain & Bob Hillard – AEIOU/The Caterpillar Song (Who R U?) (from Alice in Wonderland )
Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet – Summer : Dreams (from Requiem For a Dream)
Wendy O. Williams Ultrafly & The Hometown Girls – Early Days
Teenage Jesus & The Jerks – I Woke Up Dreaming
Vanity - Animals
The Delegation Mass Choir – Baptize Me Jesus
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Painted Bird
The Nutty Squirrels – Bird Watching
Magic is Kuntmaster – Birds Still Rejoice When Friends Betray You
Chromatics – In The City
Angelo Badalamenti / Julee Cruise – Falling
Cobra Killer – Cobra Movement
Jarboe – Dear 666

Les Raisins De La Mort! - Delirious Sunrise #1


Delirious Sunrise #1HERE!

The Three Faces of Sioux:
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Poppy Day (Live)
The Creatures – Morning Dawning
Siouxsie – Here Comes That Day

Anubian Lights – Good Morning Spacegirl
Bride of No No – Out For The Day
Metalux – Black Sun
Phillip Glass – Candyman Suite
Polyrock – Changing Hearts
The Cure – A Strange Day
Marlene Dietrich – Let’s Call It a Day
Mae West – Day Tripper
Christine Ebersole – The Revolutionary Costume For Today (from Grey Gardens)
Johnny Mandel – Main Theme (from I Want To Live)
Jill Jones – All Day, All Night
Millie Jackson – Summer (The First Time)
LaBelle – Sunshine (Woke Me Up This Morning)
Lesley Gore – Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows
Nic Endo – Neon Sunrise
Flux Information Sciences – Dollar Days
Swans – I Am The Sun
David Bowie – In The Heat of The Morning
Pizzicato Five – It’s A Beautiful Day (The B-Day Arrangement)
Harry Betts – Day in The Oven (from Black Mama White Mama)
Disco Rick & The Dogs – Nasty Dance (*requested by Nick EaViL)
Moloko – Day For Night (Quarter Master Mix)
Suicide – Heat Beat
KUKL – France (A Mutual Thrill)
Peggy Lee – When The Sun Comes Out