Showing posts with label Malcolm McLaren. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Malcolm McLaren. Show all posts

Friday, 23 October 2009

Something's jumpin' in your shirt - Lisa Marie with Malcolm McLaren and the Bootzilla Orchestra

'Something's jumpin' in your shirt' was the second single taken from Malcolm McLaren's 1989 album 'Waltz darling'. The song comes with a peculiar lyric, which I'm sure is about tits. And I'm not sure there are that many hit singles about that particular subject (Well, excluding the whole hiphop genre, of course - I'm talking about music here).

The single reached number 29 in the UK singles chart and number 8 in the Dutch Top 40. I remember buying the cd-single for a guilder during an open air market in Hoorn almost a decade later from a little kid who was just about 10 years old. I was wondering what that little boy was doing with this particular song...

My collection: 7" single no. 967
Found: Free Record Shop, Den Haag, August 19, 1989
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'Something's jumpin' in your shirt' / 'All night long'

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Waltz darling - Malcolm McLaren

In 1989, Malcolm McLaren released the album 'Waltz darling', with tracks inspired by funk, disco and the new dance craze 'vogueing'. While for once McLaren's instincts failed him (there was no sudden interest in waltz music) it still helped to spread the news about the previously underground practice of vogueing. The most famous track coming forth from this craze is of course Madonna's 'Vogue', but Malcolm McLaren's track is more interesting than that one.

The single reached number 19 in the Dutch Top 40 and number 31 in the UK singles chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 1040
Found: Record Exchange, London, October 17, 1989
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'Waltz darling' / 'Deep in vogue'

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Madam Butterfly - Malcolm McLaren

Malcolm McLaren achieved notoriety as the 'brains' behind the Sex Pistols and Bow Wow Wow. In the Eighties, he started recording his own tracks. After the New York-influenced 1983 album 'Duck rock', he turned his attention to electronic music, recording the unique single 'Madam Butterfly', which was released in 1984.

The track was based on the opera by Puccini from 1902. With atmospheric synthesizers, drum machines and spoken verses, it was an unlikely chart hit, but it reached number 13 in the UK and number 16 in the Dutch Top 40. The music video had nothing to do with the song, showing women in a sauna while wearing make up and clothing for some reason.

My collection: 7" single no. 426
Found: Parkpop, Den Haag, June 29, 1986
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Madam Butterfly' / 'First couple out'

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