What The Hell Does Pineapple Face Mean?

Did everyone have a wonderfully fantastic and incredible New Year? I didn’t end up in the hospital or with a serious injury. So I’m calling it a success for me. Allow me to ring in the fourth year of The Lost Turntable (holy shit!) with what I do best, a random collection of songs of varying quality.

Suzanne Vega
Tom’s Diner (12” Version)
Did you know that Tom’s Diner was the song in which the creator of the MP3 used to make sure the compression of the audio wasn’t overly affecting sound quality? It’s true! Did you know that it’s the song I used recently to see how much FM interference I had coming from my turntable? That’s true too! The answer is a lot. That’s why some tracks of mine has noticeable hums and such. I’m getting some equipment to help counter this measure however. This 12” remix is not on any Suzanne Vega album and is about a minute and a half longer than the original version. I haven’t checked but I’m betting much of the added length comes from extra “da da da da.”

Pineapple Face’s Big Day (Remix)
Pineapple Face Calls It A Day

Revenge is one of Peter Hook’s (of New Order) side projects, and apparently they suck? That seemed to be the overall critical and popular consensus at the time. This was in 1990, I was barely aware of New Order at the time, let alone their side projects so I had no opinion. My knowledge of the group is this song, which I think is pretty good. The synth-line is catchy as hell, and I love Peter Hook’s voice. If he sung the phone book I’d probably check it out. Anyways, these are from a 12” single. Give them a listen and see if this group sucks as much as everyone in the world seemed to think at the time.

Gossip Folk (Fatboy Slim Remix)
Okay, sometimes I’m kind of stupid. Example: I bought this single today and was quite excited. I like Missy Elliott, I like Fatboy Slim – seemed like a good combo. I buy the record and get in my car, putting my recently bought pizza on top of the record. Not surprisingly, the hot pizza didn’t treat Missy with the respect she deserved and the record got wicked warped. Shockingly though, the damn thing still plays! The needle looks like it’s on a roller coaster however. This remix is a radio edit, so sorry about that.

Tears For Fears
Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Extended Version)
Speak for yourself guys, I don’t want to rule my own head sometimes.

7 Responses to “What The Hell Does Pineapple Face Mean?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Eclectro,snowwy South London. I got the 12'' of 'The Chase(Limited Edition)' at a local boot sale. It was mint,so as usual I held it at top by fingers,as carrier bags nirmally bend vinyl. A it was summer it warped around my fingers,& it coukdn't play. Lesson-take record bag! On my Windows Media Player it says this is the 'Urban Mix',but it's nothing like my 12''! I haven't yet ripped my ordinary 12'',so can't remember it!

  2. C. Bottomley says:

    I think the term "Pineapple Face" referred to Gen. Noreiga and his scrofula. At least that's the impression I got from the single sleeve.

  3. Geoff says:

    Another piece of trivia is that the diner she sings about is the same one used in Seinfeld:


  4. Anonymous says:

    In the UK, 'Pineapple Face' used to be a derogatory term for a girl who scraped all her hair up to the top of her head and held it in place with a scrunchy a la Vikki Pollard from Little Britain and thus resembling a pineapple.

  5. Anonymous says:

    About Pineapple Face, you got an e-mail 😉


  6. Anonymous says:

    Pineapple Face is also slang for a teen with a bad case of acne.

  7. Big In Day-town says:

    The Missy single is amazing, thanks for posting.

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