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Something wicked this way comes.
It’s the Weeknd!
And no this isn’t a typo
Chillhop, whatever you want to call it… This guy makes some really sexy music.
In a nasty jealous angsty heartbreaking teenagey way.
And he posts his mixtapes on his site. Go back a few lines, click on that hyperlink. You won’t regret it. Actually you might… But I didn’t.

I discovered him with House Of Balloons – Glass Table Girls which samples Ginger Ale’s Happy House. I still don’t know which one I prefer…
I learned to accept the cheesy effects. It’s part of the sleaze.

The one that used to hit the spot for me was What You Need





I’ve got everything you want with me
I’ll do everything he does times three

He’s what you want
I’m what you need



But the song that triggered this post is Coeur de Pirate‘s cover of his Wicked Games. Nothing to do with Mr Isaak. Bear with us please. He’ll be landing shortly.





…Bring your love baby I can bring my shame
Bring the drugs baby I can bring my pain
I got my heart right here, I got my scars right here
Bring the cups baby I can bring the drink
Bring your body baby I can bring you fame
[…]
So tell me you love me
Only for tonight
Only for tonight
Even though you don’t love me
Oh, oh
Just tell me you love me
I’ll give you all of me, I’ll give you all of me
Even though you don’t love me

Let me see you dance
I love to watch you dance

Take you down another level
Get you dancing with the devil
Take a shot of this
But I’m warning you
I’m on that shit that you can’t smell baby
So, put down your perfume…



Of course, the title threw me into Helena Christensen nostalgia. This video was probably the hottest thing on MTV in the early nineties. It’s also a song a lot of people my age associate to first crushes etc… I obviously do!





The world was on fire
No one could save me but you.
Strange what desire will make foolish people do
I never dreamed that I’d meet somebody like you
And I never dreamed that I’d lose somebody like you

No, I don’t want to fall in love
[This love is only gonna break your heart]
No, I don’t want to fall in love
[This love is only gonna break your heart]
With you
With you

What a wicked game you play
To make me feel this way
What a wicked thing to do
To let me dream of you…



If you want to hear a recent cover go to Stereogum and check out the Washed Out version

If you want the ultimate weird cover, check out Les Reines Prochaines‘ version on WFMU

And if you want to dance to it, check out the Soul Clap Edit I discovered thanks to the BCE



Nobody loves no one…



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Written by audiogrammes

November 4, 2011 at 21:06

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