Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Dark Romance of I...

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I'm Your Boogie Man ~ KC and The Sunshine Band

With boyish charm and that little take-you-by-surprise growl of promise, Harry Wayne Casey sang about wanting to do whatever he could to love me, please me, and just about everything else that would rock my world, at damn near any time of day convenient to me (or all day long, if that's what it took). It would be churlish to refuse. Churlish, I tell you!



I Want You Now ~ Depeche Mode

I remember buying the Music for the Masses album (on cassette tape!) in the fall of 1987. I sat down on the floor in the middle of the bedroom I shared with my sister, popped the tape in, and slipped on my headphones so I could absorb the beauty and wonder as fully and intimately as possible. I was in heaven. I flipped over to side 2, rocked as quietly as I could to Behind the Wheel, and then was stunned into motionlessness by the almost religious intensity of I Want You Now. Lord, Lord, Lord...WOOF!!!!! The best bit of that first experience however, besides having my teenaged socks rocked, was how I nearly jumped out of my skin at the eerie laughter at the very end of the tune (you've been warned). There's not an official video, so the one below is a simple vid with good sound quality - close your eyes and let it sink in...



I Dig You ~ Cult Hero (very early The Cure)

It's all very simple: there's me, there's you, there's us, and it rocks - huzzah! :-D




15 comments:

  1. Oh man. Depeche Mode AND The Cure? Now that's a way to start the morning. Love these!

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    1. Hah, I honestly didn't realize I had two heavy hitters of alt rock/new wave in the same post! What would've made it a trifecta? The Smiths?

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  2. great to be introduced to these songs:)
    Happy A-Zing!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  3. You have a very neat taste in music, I ought to say. Depeche Mode was, and is, one of my favorites. I met them around the 90's but still enjoy their music to this day. Great posts!

    From Diary of a Writer in Progress

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    1. Thanks, Gina - always happy to connect with a fellow DM fan!

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  4. Classic stuff of my teenage years... oh, those heady days and nights. Time machine, anyone?

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    1. Ohmigosh, wouldn't that be AWESOME??!?!?!?!!

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  5. Nostalgic. Thanks for posting these.

    Look forward to your challenge run…
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  6. I had such a crush on KC!!!! Loved them!

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    1. KC was ADORABLE!!!!! (Plus, he knew how to shake his tail-feather!) :-)

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  7. I interviewed KC in 1996 - he was doing a concert in town. During a break when we were not live on the air (thank the gods) I took a minute to gush at him like a 13 year old. Had all his albums as a kid, etc etc. He said, "Awwww, you just want to fuck me." I nearly fell out of my chair.

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    1. Omigosh, My Dear Friend Robin, when I read this I let out a cackle like a hen doin' her business! L - O - Freakin - L!!!!! Lord, woman - what did you say in reply????? (Or were you too busy panting at that point to speak further?????) ;-)

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