When this came out I thought it was pure junk. Twenty-three years later I think it’s pure genius. What’s happened to me!?? It’s ridiculous kitsch, but totally fabulous. I’m nostalgic for music I didn’t even listen to at the time, like Lisa Stansfield. I just bought Affection, which came out in 1989, but it sounds close that era, and I’m loving it. I bought all of Deee-Lite’s albums last week and I’m finding their music was not only fun, but also surprisingly deep, and ahead of it’s time. New York Magazine just ran a story on how 1993 was the year that changed the world, so maybe it’s just something I’m picking up unconsciously from the ether.
Miss Lady Kier wore a Pucci catsuit in the above video, so when Emilio Pucci won the CFDA lifetime achievement award in 1991, she was asked to honor him at the tribute with a song and video. She came up with this, which is a special treat:
Here’s a little documentary about the band just before they hit the big time (they’re so cute and nervous!):
More 90’s nostalgia (seems like just yesterday). Remember Mary, the librarian? This movie was quite naturally a huge deal among my library colleagues: