This week Contrast Podcast ventures into the realm of mortal sin by inviting us all to wade waist-deep in a steaming, roiling pool of thick, viscous, musical... LUUUST!!!
*Pant, pant, drool, quiver*
Ahem. Er, I'd best make this very quick, lest it get messy. Download the podcast here and prepared to get all hot 'n' bothered. Just have a cold shower running on standby, and watch out for the two dirty old men right at the beginning. Oh, and I found the tracklisting written up on the wall of a public lavatory:
(00:00) Intro from Mr G. Letch & Mr A. Thrub
1) Catwoman. Yes, I know, there have been soooo many, y'all are dying to know which one tickled my fancy. Well, it was Julie Newmar in the glorious (sorry Mentok) sixties TV version. Yep, she was my first crush at around the precocious age six. Rrrrrroooowww!!
Link Wray - Batman Theme (buy here or e-here)
2) Marie Osmond. Yes, I religiously watched the Donny & Marie Show as a bairn. My Marie - that hair! Those chipmunk cheeks! Those dresses!! Embarrassing to think of it now, but back then, I'd be her little bit of country or rock 'n' roll or whatever.
But I confess: her teeth, huge and white like marble headstones, creeped me out. So much so that one day I took a pin to my theretofore sacred Donny & Marie LP sleeve and punched cavities in her toothy Mormon grin. It was then I knew we were not meant to be.
Donny & Marie Osmond - A Little Bit Country (buy here)
3) Princess Leia. Oh man, those hair buns... But by the time she started getting all galactic with Han Solo, I was so over her.
Meco - Star Wars Theme (buy here)
4) Olivia Newton-John. Er, um, I blame circumstances beyond my control. Physical came out around the time puberty hit. My hormones were all over the place.
Olivia Newton-John - Physical (buy here)
But these days I far prefer this version:
Revolting Cocks - (Let's Get) Physical (buy here)
5) Siouxsie Sioux. I am your humble servant, O my Goth Queen...
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Dazzle (buy here)
6) Kate Bush. Ah, now we're getting somewhere. However, I wasn't as smitten as one of my Dearest Friends was. Indeed, there was a high school French teacher at our school who bore an uncanny resemblance to the lushly maned warbler, much to his delight and anguish.
Kate Bush - Sat In Your Lap (buy here)
7) L7. All of them. In a vat of baked beans, please.
L7 - Fast and Frightening (buy here )
8) PJ Harvey. This woman is simply amazing in every way. Makes my heart go thrub, thrub, thrub...
PJ Harvey - Sheela Na Gig (buy here)
9) Audrey Hepburn. I don't much fawn over movie stars, but Audrey, oh my! Such grace, such style, such dignity. And she rode a Vespa. Le sigh. Le swoon.
Audrey Hepburn - Moon River (buy here)
I think that's what Eminem would call "cleanin' out my closet." Alright Dearest Friends, now it's your turn. Which slebs of screen, stage, or sound did/do you lust after??