Friday, October 14, 2011

Somebody's On Your Case





















40 comments:

Jennifer said...

It is about time for an afternoon dance-a-thon.

Jennifer said...

I have to listen to "I Can't Stand the Rain" now.

Substance McGravitas said...

If it is one of those "athons" I will have to add more.

Jennifer said...

Awesome.

I secretly love, "Knock on Wood". Well, not so secret now...

Also, after listening to Curtis, I have a desire to don a rust-colored leather sports jacket.

Substance McGravitas said...

Amii Stewart kicked ass.

Jennifer said...

Amii Stewart kicked ass.

Yes,she did... but I am relieved to see that she did not kick the bucket. I thought she had.

Jennifer said...

LOL! I haven't heard, "What Ya See is What You Get" in eons! And then it turns out to be a cover!! The guys voice isn't low enough. Hmmpf.

And for a moment... "Sailing" went through my mind when I saw Kriss Kross and then I realized my error.

Jennifer said...

After listening to the real Dramatics and not the cover... I felt "deep voice" satisfaction, which then made me have to listen to this.

... I can make it rain... whenever I want it to!

Ahhh.

Jennifer said...

This danceathon is turning into a mini-Zardozathon.

Substance McGravitas said...

Oh shit on The Dramatics. Listening at work and then just grabbing the first thing I can find.

J— said...

"Somebody's on Your Case"

Huh, compare opening riff. Peebles' is '72, the JBs, '73.

J— said...

I have to admit I've always liked that Kris Kross song. I can't say the same of Minogue's.

Substance McGravitas said...

The thing about the Minogue I like is that it's relentless.

I forgive James Brown. He came up with all the other riffs anyway.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Everybody dance now, some squirrel suggested.
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J— said...

A brief yet compelling tale from YouTube comments.

Don't Leave me this Way is the perfect lyrics and melody I dedicate to Roxanne when she told me after flirting with me and having " especial time" in a working place that "she was dating someone". She killed me I felt so sad and desperato. I couldn't handle it. Oh woman you broke my heart Roxanne.

Substance McGravitas said...

I never liked that one. Black Box were more aggressive.

Substance McGravitas said...

And less gay than body-building guy.

Substance McGravitas said...

I never liked that one.

What I meant there and in the next comment was that C+C Music Factory SUUUUUUUUUCKED.

J— said...

"Nasty Girl"

I love that one, and go Canada! Vanity's an evangelical now.

Substance McGravitas said...

There was a great pre-conversion interview with Vanity in a local magazine in which she described - at great length - a series of projects that were tailor-made for people on speed.

Jennifer said...

Wasn't C+C Music Factory the one that used Martha Washington for the vocals, but had someone else lip-syncing in the video?

Jennifer said...

LOL! Not Washinton! WASH! Nice image I've got in my head now...

Substance McGravitas said...

Yes. Black Box and Technotronic pulled the same scam at the same time.

Jennifer said...

I shouldn't comment after taking speed.

vacuumslayer said...

If it is one of those "athons" I will have to add more.

Well, I am crestfallen! I saw this buncha songs and assumed they were just for moi...cuz...*sigh, swoon*

w/v is sturaphy. St. Uraphy was an obscure saint, the saint of lost of buttons and rim jobs.

vacuumslayer said...

I have to listen to "I Can't Stand the Rain" now.

I secretly love, "Knock on Wood".


RIGHT?

I have or have had several of these songs in my liberry.

Can't Stand the Rain
Knock on Wood
Jump
Nasty Girl

Hell yes.

vacuumslayer said...

I shouldn't comment after taking speed.

I cannot express how vehemently I disagree with this statement.

vacuumslayer said...

Oh, and I am downloading the first song straightaway. Woweewowowowow.

mikey said...

One Friday night in the mid seventies I went out to a disco in Mill Valley. I met a cute blonde who's parents owned Lakeport jewlers. We danced to "Don't leave me this way" and she took me home. The next morning she was totally freaked out that she slept with a stranger (everybody else was all ho hum about it, but I thought it was kind of charming that she wasn't).

We ended up dating that summer - I took her to Tahoe one weekend and she gave me a gold lighting bolt pendant in honor of that song - "You're like thunder and lighting" that I still have.

In many ways, those days were the pinnacle of the American experience. Drugs were fun and sex didn't kill you. I've always kept a playlist of disco music because it represented a fairly remarkable period in history.

Another Kiwi said...

Thanks Sub. Ami Stewart did it for me for a short while, too.

M. Bouffant said...

This web log is banned, due to cover versions!

Smut Clyde said...

It's a version therapy. M.B.

Anonymous said...

Still haven't mastered the live link.
Love the songs man, had to add
one more.



http://youtu.be/NZfqIEWz4hg

Substance McGravitas said...

I have that one at work.

Anonymous said...

How bout this?

http://youtu.be/aQFr9Ixskqk

Anonymous said...

And this?

http://youtu.be/cVpzSaNpErY

Used to go down with a girlfriend to this dive of a disco, downstairs at the start of gastown and REQUEST this. How I always got home safe and alone, as was required, I'll never know. Was a more innocent time, despite the full-on sexomatic dance tunes.

Substance McGravitas said...

Got both of those.

A friend of mine was convinced that the lyrics to "Le Freak" contained "it's fun to be had by everyone" which I guess is not TOO much of a misreading.

Anonymous said...

And on the album with "Sexual Healing" Marvin says at the end:

Please don't procrastinate, or I'll have to masturbate. (tee hee)

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

I love Thelma..and that song..thanks!

vacuumslayer said...

"And on the album with "Sexual Healing" Marvin says at the end:"


I was gonna throw that song out there, too. DMTA?