Friday, October 20, 2006

Friday video #3: Dead Or Alive

That's The Way - Dead Or Alive


This week's YouTube dose is Dead Or Alive covering KC and the Sunshine Band's "That's the Way (I Like It)." It's from their debut album Sophiscated Boom Boom, which came out in 1984. This song would be the band's first appearance on the UK pop charts, which got to #22. In America this made Billboard's Dance Music/Club Play chart but the band wouldn't cross over onto the pop chart until the following year with "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)." But the video did get some airplay on MTV. It's a great bit of sleazy camp with lead singer Pete Burns strutting like a peacock with some female bodybuilders in a gym.

2 Comments:

Blogger Blobby said...

Eons ago (ok...late 80s) I was at a gay bar w/my fag hag. A Dead or Alive video came on and she goes 'what is THAT?', as she had never seen them before.

I said 'Dead of Alive'. Her response was quick and funny: 'I think it's dead!'.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Ms. Burns is a hot mess! Did you see her now? All siliconed up? And believe it or not, she was married at the time to a woman!! I would have loved to have seen her!

I still have a fondness for their songs, especially "There's Something In My House"

3:19 AM  

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