I Don't Want to Dance
Eddy Grant - Time Warp. The B-side to his 1982 international smash "Electric Avenue", this song seems more at place in the italo disco catalogue, or the french house than coming from this British experimentalist. The track is long and repetitious, but that's really the point of dance music, now isn't it. I'm pretty sure that if it wasn't for the "do do do do" female vocals you wouldn't know this song was 20 years old. There's a great chugging beat and lazy keyboard noodlings. Good stuff.
I looked around for some place to buy this, but it's not really around. There was no Eddy Grant b-side collection released, and I found this 12" at a flea market a few year's back.
By the way, it's supposed to be 99 degrees here in LA today. Which is scorching hot. We have these things called Santa Ana winds. For those of you unfamiliar, who would like to experience the feeling, here's a little experiment. Preheat your oven to 350. Wait until it's good and hot. Now go open it, and stick your face right in the opening. That burst of hot, dry air that blows into your face is like a Santa Ana wind. Except the winds aren't short and bursty. They're long and steady. Constant. Like, they dry your eyes out. And if your windows are open your toilet bowl water will probably evaporate. It's ridiculous.
Point is, I might be posting some cold songs later today, just because.