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ebay whore
January 25, 2007, 11:05 pm
Filed under: music
ok, i admit it – i have a slight addiction to ebay. it comes and goes of course, but on the whole, i’m a big fan of ebay – i find the ability to rediscover one’s childhood (or in this case early late teen-aged years) to be a wonderful diversion to the every day mundaness of life.

just today i won this little treasure, dale bozzio’s riot in english:

formerlly the lead singer of missing persons, dale bozzio signed to prince’s paisley park label in the late 80’s and put out this pure pop fluff of an album in 1988. while i had it on casette and remember liking the album just fine, i can’t imagine it’s aged well at all.

however, it has a prince song on it (so strong), so ultimatly it was necessary for me to eventually own this again. so ebay to the rescue.

as mentioned, i remember liking it on the whole; it’s a very “pop” album, not nearly as experimental as her work with frank zappa or missing persons – but if memory services it was pretty left field for pop music at the time. i’ve poked around the ‘net since i started bidding on this and am kinda surprised how well the album seems to have been reviewed (i dismissed it almost immediatly back in the day – it was just fun fluff, nothing great)… from all music: “the tight-as-a-drum production sounds are right out of trevor horn’s notebook” and “bozzio has grown up here, as ‘simon simon’ rocks with authority, a good album leadoff, as is the song which launches side two, the title track, ‘riot in english.’

all in all i’m pretty jazzed to have won this; and am anxious to give it another listen.

p.s., i’d post the video to ‘simon simon’ on here, but it’s a pretty bad video, very 1988; but if your so inclined, do a search on you tube; it’s out there.

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Is it just me, or did the words “side two” make you feel kind of old?

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