Let’s Get Subconscious

FYI: Listening to a song that has the repeated line “Let’s get unconscious” when you’re struggling to stay awake to get work done is not advisable.

Smooth Operator (12” Version)
This crazy-long version of “Smooth Operator” is smooth as shit. You’ll be listening to it and think “damn, this shit is smooth” and “I wish I could operate in a fashion as smooth as this operator operates” or something. Some might say that this version of “Smooth Operator” is too smooth. That it’s sexy smoothness and subtle sexiness might slip you into a state of permanent smooth jazz euphoria that you could never escape from. Those people might be right! So you’ve been warned. I got this off of a 12” promo single and I don’t believe that this particular version has ever been released commercially. If I am wrong please correct me in a polite manner.

Dead Or Alive
Something In My House (Mortevicar Mix)
Something In My House (Flamenco Mix)
Something In My House (US Wipe Out Mix-Part 2)

I bought this single per request. That’s right. I didn’t even own this until someone asked me to buy it and record it for them. How does one get such preferential treatment? Well, being my boss sure as hell helps let me tell you. So if you really want a rare 80s remix posted here, hire me to write CD reviews. Total win-win for everyone involved. I work very cheap. This 12” single was requested specifically for the Mortevicar Mix, which features random creepy samples from The Exorcist. Shockingly, the Flamenco Mix is accurately-named, what with it’s excessive flamenco guitars. I don’t know what makes the final mix so “US” though, maybe us Americans like excessive vocal stuttering and guitar solos?

Bedtime Story (Junior’s Sound Factory Mix)
Bedtime Story (Junior’s Sound Factory Dub)
Bedtime Story (Orbital Mix)
Bedtime Story (Junior’s Wet Dream Mix)

Hey, this is the Madonna song that Bjork (kinda) wrote. Which is definitely the explanation for why it was the strangest Madonna single until “American Life.” However, unlike “American Life”, this song doesn’t suck joy out of life. I know a woman who can recite, by memory, the entire rap of “American Life”. She’s pretty awesome in spite of this though and I try not to hold it against her. It’s difficult though. It’s hard to talk to someone who doesn’t have taste in high art like the soundtrack to Howard the Duck after all.

Anyways, stuff about this song: Like I said before, it was written by Bjork, but was supposedly re-written so many of her lyrics were removed or changed. I don’t know how much of that I believe, but I read it on the internet so it must be true! These remixes are pretty stellar. My favorite is the one by Orbital, but Junior’s mixes are quality as well. This single had a dub of the unfortunately titled “Wet Dream Mix” but it was scratched beyond repair. Sorry.

5 Responses to “Let’s Get Subconscious”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Dear Fabulous Lost Turntable DJ,

    Just a short note to thank you for all of the great tunes/commentaries you have provided (and the great sex I had last weekend – see Thursday, July 10, 2008 entry: Sounds of Love's "Bolero", which was how I first encountered your blog a few weeks ago.)

    I've always been a fan of Urgh! & Dogs in Space, so it's nice to know that other people do appreciate great music, no matter who obscure or forgotten it may seem in these vacuous American Idol dictated times.
    (There is a Dogs in Space facebook page you might wish to check out…)

    Yes, I do agree with you, "White Lines" from Duran Duran is a rockin' song & should always be played at full volume!

    Remember: It's all about the music!


  2. The Lost Turntable says:

    Wait…are you saying you had sex while listening to The Sounds of Love?

    Um…you're welcome?

  3. Grebo Guru says:

    re: the "Something In My House (US Wipe Out Mix-Part 2)".
    I think the mix's name is just a wink to fans who knew the "My Heart Goes Bang" single as the "U.S. Wipeout Mix".

    Love that Mortavicar mix – esp. the snippets from Romero's DAY OF THE DEAD trailer…. "the darkest day of horror the world has ever known".

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yes, of course…doesn't everyone?

    Say, you wouldn't happen to have any dusty ole copies of Girls On Film remixes on hand, do you?

    – Laura

  5. The Lost Turntable says:

    There was only one official remix of Girls On Film to my knowledge, the Night Version, and you can get that for 99 cents at Amazon.

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