Monday, 27 June 2022

Alien Feelings

After her stellar performance at Glastonbury, time to spotlight my favourite dancefloor diva. Diana Ross? Sod that, it's Róisín Murphy.
Bless the BBC and their Glastonbury coverage. Having the iPlayer app means that I've been able to dip in and out of the festival over the weekend and I can continue to do over the next week. It's absolutely not the same as being at a festival but some artists really pull out all the stops to provide the audience in the field and at home. 
Róisín kicked off her set like it was one of those Top Of The Pops "live across the Atlantic" performances that they featured in the early 2000s, backstage, travelling band walking behind her as she launched into a version of Moloko's Fun For Me. Even when Róisín arrived on stage, her eyes and performance were locked on the people at home, detracting attention from the band taking up position behind their kit. And then, as it remembering the thousands of people right there with her, Róisín skipped to the front of the stage to complete the song.

With as many costume (or accessory) changes as there were songs, it's an hour and half of pent up joy, finally released to an appreciate audience. Even on a Sunday night, sitting shattered on a sofa (try saying that ten times in quick succession), I felt my energy levels and sense of well-being rising.
In an amateur attempt to recapture that sense of euphoria and forestall the reality of a Monday back at work, today's selection features Róisín Murphy in uptempo mode, from (I think) her first solo outing before Moloko split covering Pulp to remixes from the superb lockdown panacea, 2020's Róisín Machine. What an absolute legend.

Oh, and early love and best wishes for Róisín's birthday next Tuesday, 5th July.
1) Sorted? (Cover of 'Sorted For E's & Whizz' by Pulp) (2002)
2) Murphy's Law (Cosmodelica Remix) (Full Length) (2020)
3) Sow Into You (Bugz In The Attic Remix) (2005)
4) Movie Star (Sam & Di Angelis 'For Jodie Harsh' Remix) (2008)
5) Unputdownable (Prosumer Remix) (2015)
6) Slave To Love (Single Version) (Cover of Bryan Ferry) (2008)
7) If We're In Love (Matthew Herbert's Lovers Remix) (2005)
8) Evil Eyes (Hercules & Love Affair Remix) (2015)
9) Primitive (Album Version) (2007)
10) Incapable (The Reflex Re√ision) (2021)
11) Overpowered (Kris Menace Remix) (2007)
12) In Sintesi (Psychemagik Remix) (2014)

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