Monday, August 06, 2012


1. Obsession - Animotion
2. You Owe Me Some Kind of Love - Chris Isaak (I *love* this older self-titled album - totally wore out my cassette as a teenager driving around listening to it)
3. Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band
4. Hesitation Blues -Earl Hines
5. Fix Up, Look Sharp - Dizzee Rascal
6. Strange Brew - Cream
7. Hesitation Blues - Nathaniel Street West (from Light out for the Territory)
8. Repeat of above BECAUSE IT'S SO SEXY
9. Time of the Season - The Zombies
10. Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
11. Spin Spin Sugar - Sneaker Pimps

A note about Walk on the Wild Side: I first heard it (and my fave, Coney Island Baby) on The Best of Lou Reed - I didn't really know anything about Transformer when I bought that tape, I just wanted to hear where Cowboy Junkies got Sweet Jane. So it was news to me to watch this classic albums documentary and find out:
  • the true hero of Walk on the Wild Side was the bassist who needed to make twice as much money so suggested laying down TWO bass tracks
  • everything I love about Satellite of Love is actually David Bowie (FYI: my fave Bowie song is Sound and Vision)

A Very Purple Playlist

In order, the songs that inspired my very purple camshow 7/12/12:

1. The Beautiful Ones - Prince (from Purple Rain)
2. Computer Blue - Of Montreal (from Spin Presents "Purplish Rain")
3. Purple Rain - Lavender Diamond (from Spin Presents "Purplish Rain")
4. I Would Die 4 U - Prince (from Purple Rain)
5. The Beautiful Ones - Fol Chen (from Spin Presents "Purplish Rain")
6. Take Me With U - Prince (from Purple Rain)
7. Darling Nikki - Prince and the Revolution (from Purple Rain)
8. When Doves Cry - Prince (from Purple Rain)
9. (When Doves Cry AGAIN! Because it brings back dirty memories/ confused longings)

It's really saaaaad that you can't buy the covers off of Spin's "Purplish Rain". I am particularly fond of Lavender Diamond's version of Purple Rain (and when I was looking for it on Amazon I discovered Etta James covered that song too), and glad I was reminded of Fol Chen via the Spin album:

Purple Rain will always be one of my favorite albums; aside from the big classic hits on it, the sounds of I "Would Die 4 U" and "Take Me With U" are uniquely shiver-making. Nothing sounds like them or makes me feel like those songs do: because they're so 80's Prince and because of the age I was when they came out.