Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Werewolf Wheels of Steel

My DJ Set!
The Ruby Room, Shibuya

Get ready for a monstrous Tokyo Werewolf DJ set, coming up this Wednesday night at the Ruby Room. I'll be spinning super groovy funk and soul from the late 70's and early 80's.

This time, I'm definitely prepared. A few days ago, I stopped by Disc Jam in Shibuya's Udagawa-cho to pick up a pair of pro phonograph needles.

And speaking of vinyl pornography from my last couple of posts, here are my latest finds in my ongoing vinyl quest. Pornography might actually be the right characterization. Here are three sexy records that definitely cross the border into the realm of obscenity.

Do you remember this band, the Apollonia 6? Their song, "Sex Shooter", was featured in Prince's Purple Rain. A perfect mix of lacy undergarments and 80's synth funk.
And speaking of Prince...

Perhaps you remember Sheena Easton's "Sugar Walls"? The song was penned by Alexander Nevermind, one of Prince's many monikers. Tipper Gore ranked this song #2 on her "Filthy Fifteen", a list of songs that were guaranteed to corrupt the youth of America. Now in my hands, I'll be using this record to corrupt the youth of Japan.

...Blood races to your private spots, that lets me know there's a fire
You can't fight passion when passion is hot
Temperatures rise inside my sugar walls...


Finally, in the background of both photos you can see Prince's Black Album, the notorious unreleased collection of outtakes from his Sign O' the Times era. I found all three in the same 10 minute span at Shibuya's motherload of vinyl, Recofan. 3 very rare, and very sexy records.


ponomaria said...

How did it go? Sounded very interesting.. it's a shame I only knew of this today:(

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