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A Date With John Waters
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In the liner notes to Waters writes 'Come on Over, Let's listen to some tunes. Have a seat on my sofa. Think I invited you over here to discuss the future of independent film? Hell no, I'm looking' for a little action'. The album is a heartfelt and touchingly bizarre compilation of love songs selected by the legendary filmmaker himself. This is the album follows up to Waters' Christmas album (scanned over 25,000) 'Go ahead, turn up the v volume. Feel like go-go dancing? Hit it!' - John Waters.
History's already shown that the self-proclaimed master of "bad taste" has always had impeccably good taste, even at his most extreme. A large part of the reason that his aesthetic has had a real and unabated influence since the early 1970s is that there's nothing forced or ironic about his approach to film-making, including the soundtracks to his movies, which the director terms "little-known, weird vintage music." Waters says that the selections on A Date are "all romantic seduction music I would play if I had you over." Naturally, it's an off-kilter patchwork selection; most folks would not try to seduce someone with either an Ike & Tina Turner number or "Sometimes I Wish I Had a Gun," sung by Waters habitué Mink Stole. The collection is fun and veers from mellow crooners and hopped-up rhythm and blues to forgotten rocker hits from the '50s ("Tonight You Belong to Me" by Patience and Prudence) and '70s ("Jet Boy Jet Girl" by Elton Motello). If the collection sells well, the director promises to bring you Breaking Up with John Waters, as if you needed another reason to buy this one. --Mike McGonigal
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 4.75 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches; 2.94 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Watertower Music
- Date First Available : February 20, 2007
- Label : Watertower Music
- ASIN : B000LSAJ6Q
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #202,303 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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All these tracks are in pristine condition and the compilation is arranged and produced to perfection. Anyone who has tried their hand at mix tapes will swoon at John's informed skill and remarkable taste.
I bought the CD just for "Jet Boy Jet Girl", "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Johnny Are You Queer?" - but every other song here is a true gem. I am exuberantly happy with this purchase.
The music is enhanced by the liner notes in which John guides us through his planned evening of romantic bliss - and respects us enough to leave us with a beautiful song for the morning after ("Bewildered").
For all of us who will never be fortunate enough to date John Waters in person, this is the next best thing.
Not for children or prudes. All you cool people - enjoy! John: do some more compilations! How about a DVD of weird movie scenes?