All My Friends are Coal-Powered

I would pay a thousand bucks to see a collaboration between the two artists I’m featuring tonight.

Whatcha See is Whatcha Get (D & D Bentley Mix)
Whatcha See is Whatcha Get (RuPaul Talk Radio)
Whatcha See is Whatcha Get (Acapella)
Whatcha See is Whatcha Get (Dubs 2)
Whatcha See is Whatcha Get (Dubs 3)
If you don’t see the inherit humor in a drag queen performing a song with that title, well then there’s no helping you.

I think it’s about time I came out of the closet…as a huge fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race! I hate reality TV, but I find the utter fabulousness of that show consistently fascinating and hysterical. This season was probably the best yet, and not just because someone who was deserving finally fucking won.  I think you can still watch the show on Logo’s website, I suggest checking it out. RuPaul is the shit yo.

I need to get more of RuPaul’s music. She’s a shockingly good singer and has some great tunes. But what I’m really interestedthough isher early stuff. I’ve heard some stuff off of Sex Freak and it sounds crazy. RuPaul was punk rock! Who knew? Anyone know where I can get a copy of that weird record?

Gary Numan
My World Storm (12” Mix)
My World Storm (Instrumental)
This Wreckage (Metalmorphosis Mix)
Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Metalmorphosis Mix)
For the past few days I’ve been going through all my CDs and cataloging them. Spoiler: I have a lot of CDs.

When you have as many stupid CDs as I do, you start to forget that you own stuff. For example, I completely forgot that I bought a CD single of “Rip” a few years ago, I never even ripped it to my computer (ironically enough). While “Rip” isn’t the best Numan song, the “Metalmorphosis” mixes that are included with it are pretty awesome,  each taking these two classic Numan songs and reworking them into his more modern style. Sure, he does that a lot (he even releases an entire two-CD set dedicated to that) but they’re still worth listening to. I may be a bit bias though, I’d probably listen to a cabaret version of “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” and still dig it.

The “My World Storm” remixes were taken from a 12″ single that I bought a few months back in Miami but never got around to posting for some reason. “My World Storm” is from the early 90s, an era that was not Numan’s best. I still like the tune though, even if it’s more than a bit dated.

5 Responses to “All My Friends are Coal-Powered”

  1. Homer J from most densly populated city in the UK says:

    I was tempted 2 click on those few Numan remixes of classics-but i’m sure i’d hate them. I don’t think i’ve liked anything of his since the Renegade Soundwave mix of ‘Are Friends Electric’. I suppose if an artist hits perfection on ‘Living Ornaments’ albums,where can u go !!!
    On the subject of Ru Paul & drag acts,i prefer ‘Divine'(especially ‘Native Love’). Oh titter ye not !!! d;0)>

  2. Keith says:

    I agree with you on Drag Race – my wife and I love it. This season was fun, but I definitely found myself missing Season 2’s all-stars: Jujubee, Tatyana and Pandora Boxx. Ru is beautiful and hysterical – in drag and out. I noticed Tatyana has a dance single on Amazon – have yet to check it out. I will have to hunt that one down and Ru’s punk tracks you speak of. I’d love to see Ru bring legends like Lene Lovich, Nina Hagen or Grace Jones to the guest judges table next season.

  3. DJBen says:

    That has the RuPaul for sale…and it ain’t cheap! 🙁

  4. raul says:

    there’s sex freak,not such great quality but is something

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