Thursday, June 12, 2008
The Twin - Yum Yum
Saved from emusic (album deleted)
The Twin is really none other than Boy George, with the most makeup he's ever worn! This album is reggaeton/dance hall/electronica/electroclash/whatever. A different animal from Culture Club ("This ain't the '80s, mate!", he says in one song), along with a mock-Rasta accent. One guilty pleasure on this set is "Fire Desire", a duet with electroclash duo Avenue D, who come off as a surrogate Li'l Kim and Foxy Brown. The lyrics are X certificate (calling Mary Whitehouse who he did get to meet)! I laughed when I first heard them! It can be embarrassing! There should be a Tipper Sticker on the cover! Boy's freakish clown look is clearly inspired by his late club friends Trojan and Leigh Bowery (who BG played in his Broadway flop Taboo), and has been copied in the gay clubs (as I saw in a local LGBT magazine). He brought it to VH1s I Love the '80s Strikes Back. It could be in a gay circus! "Here Comes the Girls Part 1" was already on another CD, so just Part 2 is here. If Boy can straighten out his latest legal mess, there should be another album and DJ tour soon (he's doing a regular tour, but he won't come Upstate [see earlier blogs], not even Ithaca).
This album is very rare on CD, but is still on itunes and amazon.