𝔗𝔥𝔢 ℭ𝔲𝔯𝔢 - In Between Days, by Andy Vella, posted by inbetweenteas on Instagram (thank you for sharing!)
# 2 in the UK 1983
# 10 in the US 1983
Backing vocals by fantastic Helen Terry, who sang backing on the entire Colour by Numbers album.
Color by Numbers is my favorite Culture Club album and one of my favorite 80s albums. It was the first album I bought by myself and my second record (my mom got me Thriller for my first album). Records are so exciting - they are large and have that great smell. And they used to cost about half the price of CDs. It was fun being a music lover back then.
Yes, it’s another song about George and Jon’s relationship. That’s the theme of Culture Club’s second album - most of it.
written by Boy George, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig and Roy Hay
Desolate loving in your eyes
You used and made made my life so sweet
Step out like a God-found child
I saw your eyes across the street
Who would be the fool to take you
Be more than just kind
Step into a life of maybe
Love is hard to find
In the church of the poison mind
Watch me clinging to the beat
I had to fight to make it mine
That religion you could sink it neat
Just move your feet and you’ll feel fine
Who would be the fool to maybe
Trick a kiss in time
Who am I to say that’s crazy
Love will make you blind
In the church of the poison mind
kate bush, the dreaming (1982).
Tommy Lee // Black & White
Kate Bush 🌹
In case you didn’t know, Brian recorded an amazing vocal solo for Under Pressure and in the end (you will notice) it was deleted, but the recording still exists and I looked for it until I found it on tik tok…
BUT THAT’S NOT EVERYTHING!! Last night I was chilling on YouTube and I came across this video where this user put Brian’s solo where it was originally and OMG it is sooo amazing. Just listen to it and enjoy this masterpiece 👌
𝑹𝒊𝒄𝒌 𝑺𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒓𝒕 “𝑳𝒊𝒗𝒆: 𝑰𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅, 𝒊𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒆”(𝟏𝟗𝟖𝟖) ♪♡
Lucky girls 🔥👀
is there much discourse about how absolutely iconic the song/video for “it’s raining men” is? cuz the weather girls were two heavy-set black women proudly surrounding themselves with practically nude men in trench coats falling on their every whim and pelvic thrusting, ballet twirls, and leaping for joy.
https://youtu.be/l5aZJBLAu1E?t=243 (he’s the part with the ballet twirls if tumblr pastes it right)
like they even lay down on a heart shaped bed with the men fawning over them and they all lay in there together. i stan.
i may also be on a random music video kick and hyperfocusing but thats BESIDE THE POINT.
anyway this video is underappreciated
Normally when I write a song post I like to kick it off with some info about the artist that the track’s been credited to. I mean, that’s a normal writing process for song posts, right? You write a little about the artist and then you write a little about one of their songs. It’s natural and it makes sense. Yet, if I did that today, with this particular song, I’d be firing at the wrong target, because the legendary Chicago house duo Fingers Inc. have really nothing to do with the song that appears at the front of John Acquaviva’s fantastic Skills mix. But it’s not really a total misattribution of artist either. Here, let me explain.
Although he’s known for little else and didn’t end up having much of a music career, Chuck Roberts’ 105-second sermon about house music’s origins and its intended universality still remains one of the genre’s most iconic recordings and one of its greatest contributions. Since its original recording, it’s been featured on a lot of different tracks, and if you’re the least bit familiar with house music, especially the older stuff, you’ve probably come across it before.
But you’re flat out wrong if you think it originally came from Fingers Inc.’s 1988 classic, “Can You Feel It”.
Although that’s the song that most people probably associate the impassioned speech with, it’s not the first song to actually feature said speech. That honor belongs to Chuck Roberts’ quartet, Rhythm Controll, who in 1987 delivered their only record, My House.
Yes, “My House” was the first song to feature the famous monologue and the following year, Fingers Inc. sampled it. And when Acquaviva used it to open up his Skills mix, he used an a cappella version of it. So that means not a lick of Fingers Inc. actually appears on the song that Acquaviva used. Why he credited Fingers Inc. then, I’m not sure, but maybe if people saw Fingers Inc. on the back cover of the jewel case instead of Rhythm Controll or Chuck Roberts, they would’ve been more likely to buy the CD? I dunno. It’s not really that big of a deal anyway.
Whatever the case may be though, there’s a reason why I’m posting this version of Chuck Roberts’ sermon that’s specifically featured in this John Acquaviva mix. And that’s because of the song that follows it, one of my all-time favorite house tracks, 1993’s “House 4 All” by Blunted Dummies.
See, it might sound a bit cheesy to an outsider, but there really is a bit of a spiritual element to house music. You certainly don’t feel it in every song, but when it hits right, it’s a fucking sublime experience for the listener. It can be out on the dancefloor or in your headphones or in your car, but when the producer tops off their groove with its crowning piece and just lets that shit ride, it can transport you to a different plane, generating a euphoric feeling that just permeates deep into the far reaches of your soul. It’s its own spiritual high.
And that feeling of sheer ecstasy that house music was able to provide to Chuck Roberts and so many other house junkies at the time is probably what inspired him to pen his brief manifesto. Roberts took some opening lines from the Book of Genesis and changed them around so that his message would be about house music. Most noticeably, he exchanged the word “God” for “Jack,” and in the long tradition of black preachers, he delivered his message with a deep, heartfelt, and spiritedly raspy conviction.
But it’s Acquaviva’s mixing in of Blunted Dummies’ “House 4 All” that really drives it all home. Personally, I think it’s the best song to ever pair with Roberts’ house homily and its title coincidentally matches the overarching point that Roberts expresses so eloquently: that house music is for everyone. “House 4 All” is a track that’s just naturally imbued with a palpable amount of spiritual uplift, too. You put that song on and you immediately ascend up into the clouds. And then you decide to mix that little slice of heaven with Roberts’ slice of heaven and then all of a sudden you’re taking people to a place that house music has never taken them before: double heaven.
John Acquaviva’s the absolute man for opening his mix like this.
Maanam - “Kocham Cię kochanie moje”
Lombard - Znowu radio”
New Order - “Blue Monday”
Men at Work - “Down Under”
Mike Oldfield - “Moonlight Shadow”
Peter Schilling - “Major Tom”
Culture Club - “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”
Sheena Easton - “Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair”
Fuck!! *Listens to Kraftwerk’s ‘The Model’ on loop at 3am*
Because you have to make this life livable
kate bush, dark aesthetic lockscreens.