Crystal Waters "Gypsy Woman"

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ITNOATIH why is this always overlooked in "worst song ever"/"most appalling garbage ever inflicted"/"song that makes you want to kill someone" etc threads? If it's an act of mass voluntary amnesia then I can understand. Just heard it this morning, good god. Linda Perry, come back all is...actually no that's going too far

dave q, Tuesday, 10 June 2003 07:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

A homeless person accosted me on the subway tonight, and asked me for "some money to get a slice of pizza." People have been hitting me up for money a lot lately, neighborhood scam artists who've decided I look like an easy mark, and the truth is I never ever give anybody anything. I mumbled "no, sorry, I don't do that," and that was the end of the transaction, until a church lady sitting on the other side of me opened her purse, pulled out two dollars, and reached right across me to make SURE I knew she was giving the man this great charitable contribution. The rest of the ride was very awkward.

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 07:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Do they do that thing over there where they cover themselves in blood and say "I've been in an accident, I need money to get to the hospital?" Really stupid when they do it in the same location every day.

dave q, Tuesday, 10 June 2003 07:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

haha, pretty much

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 07:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i quite like it

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 08:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

how did you manage to hear 'Gypsy Woman' this morning tho? are you listening to Kiss FM or, erm, Radio 2?

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 08:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da

zebedee (zebedee), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 09:43 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This is one of the greatest songs ever, Dave.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 10:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I love it too.

Paul R (paul R), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 10:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's great. 100% Pure Love was better, though.

edward o (edwardo), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 11:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Edward speaks TRUTH

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 12:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I like this track. I have been feverishly programming organ patches on my DX100 waiting for this music to come back!

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 12:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

if it was an indie rock song everybody'd be all "oh Jesus self-righteous indie-rock band get the f*ck off your high horse" etc

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 12:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Exactly!

Aaron Grossman (aajjgg), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 13:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I just find the chorus irritating. It was designed by Satan's henchgophers.

Nicole (Nicole), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 13:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

for some reason my fake meta-tag at the end of that didn't come through which was kind of important, it was "bracket-slash-troll-bracket"

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 13:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

If it was an indie-rock song it wouldn't have that ferocious kick-drum and it would be a lot wordier.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 13:05 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

also we wouldn't be all "wow" that the out-of-tune bit, cz the rest wd be too!! < / ironic hivemind >

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 13:43 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm with the "100% Pure Love" praise.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 13:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

pop singer makes facile point = "oh who cares, it's thumpin'"
indie band makes facile point = "not only does the music suck, but I am truly offended by this facile point they're trying to make"

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 13:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Since when is Crystal Waters a pop singer?

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 13:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Since when is she a singer?

Nicole (Nicole), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 13:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

david byrne did a cool cover of this as the b side to a single.

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 13:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(haha Nicole that was my first draft)

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 14:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Her howling is as tuneless and painful to my ears as Carmen Rasmussen's.

Nicole (Nicole), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 14:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It's produced by Terrence Parker, innit?
He's on the Tigersushi comp now.

abeta, Tuesday, 10 June 2003 14:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Well, when she sticks with the robot vocals all is well, surely.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 14:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
So very classic. I still prefer "100% Pure Love," but this is a great dance hit. And John Darnielle's wrong: no indie band would essay the wonderful inanity of singing "la da di la da da."

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Saturday, 9 July 2005 20:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ts: this vs impressions

Masked Gazza, Saturday, 9 July 2005 20:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I fucking love this song.

Taste the Blood of Scrovula (noodle vague), Saturday, 9 July 2005 20:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

good song, but yeah, 100% Pure Love is a million times better.

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Saturday, 9 July 2005 20:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I heard "Gypsy Woman" sandwiched amongst a pack of newer vocal house tunes at a club last year, and it really hasn't aged badly at all. I love all the Basement Boys productions from that era: Mass Order, Ultra Nate, etc. - theirs was an unbelievably sweaty take on house.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Saturday, 9 July 2005 20:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Never liked this track, but "100% Pure Love" gets me frugging like a juggernaut of the apocalypse.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 9 July 2005 22:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Both Gypsy Woman and 100% Pure Love are great songs

Hot Pants, Sunday, 10 July 2005 18:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Never liked this track, but "100% Pure Love" gets me frugging like a juggernaut of the apocalypse.

So, seriously, Alex, what is on your Pumpin' Party Anthems disc? Because I'm always very pleasantly surprised by some of the more booty-shakin' tunes you've professed a liking for.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Sunday, 10 July 2005 18:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ts: "Gypsy Woman (She's Homesless)" vs. "Mr. Wendall"

I'm a "Mr. Wendall" man, myself.

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Sunday, 10 July 2005 18:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Mr. Wendall

Hot Pants, Sunday, 10 July 2005 18:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da la da dee la da da

-- zebedee (zebedee), Tuesday, June 10, 2003 2:43 AM (Tuesday, June 10, 2003 2:43 AM) Bookmark Link

zebedee otm

The Reverend, Friday, 13 June 2008 05:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

Weird, I'm apparently in the minority for preferring "Gypsy Woman" to "100% Pure Love." But only like I prefer yellow curry to red.

Eric H., Friday, 13 June 2008 05:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Never forget!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTykohWAPRg

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 June 2008 05:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

Eric, liking "Gypsy Woman" more than "100% Pure Love" is a completely sane and rational thing to do

The Reverend, Friday, 13 June 2008 05:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

As is the reverse, obv. Liking "Come On Down" over both would be cause for concern.

Eric H., Friday, 13 June 2008 06:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

Still...

Eric H., Friday, 13 June 2008 06:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

the price is wtf

The Reverend, Friday, 13 June 2008 07:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

I like "Gypsy Woman" more too.

Noodle Vague, Friday, 13 June 2008 07:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

gypsy woman is a banger

deej, Friday, 13 June 2008 08:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

Never liked this track, but "100% Pure Love" gets me frugging like a juggernaut of the apocalypse.

-- Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 9 July 2005 22:30 (2 years ago) Link

this is a good post from alex in nyc

deej, Friday, 13 June 2008 08:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

this is a good post from alex in nyc

At last!

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 13 June 2008 12:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

When I saw k.d. lang in concert around '93 or thereabouts, she performed a song in which that identical 'la-da-DEE-la-de-DA' figure was slowed down to a quarter of the tempo and used as a hypnotic bass line by her standup-bassist. Dunno if that came before or after "Gypsy Woman" (never owned any k.d. records). That ostinato is maddening - I'll never get it out of my head, whether it's sung or played on an instrument.

As for "Gypsy Woman", the song itself, I doubt I even heard the complete song start-to-finish much more than a half-dozen times, total. (Never willingly listened to the radio in those days.) I did like what I heard, however. Naturally, this thread compels me to give it some more listening. one of these days. Ditto "100% Pure Love".

Myonga Vön Bontee, Friday, 13 June 2008 14:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Gypsy Woman" is less generic, so guess I'd take that one if I had to pick, even if "from the back to the middle and around again I'm gonna be there til the end" in "100 % Pure Love" really is about anal sex. Otherwise, sort of ambvialent about them both.

xhuxk, Friday, 13 June 2008 15:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

(Those lyrics are from a lyric site btw; I'd actually always heard it as the even less ambiguous "I'm gonna get you in the end", but maybe I wasn't listening close.)

xhuxk, Friday, 13 June 2008 15:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

"100% Pure Ass"

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 June 2008 15:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

gypsy woman and 100% are both fantastic records, i still play them out whenever the opportunity arists. dropped one of them at a wedding a couple weeks back, people loved it. great tracks, if only pop house could have stayed this good.

pipecock, Friday, 13 June 2008 16:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

Lidell Townsell - Nu Nu

PappaWheelie V, Friday, 13 June 2008 19:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

CAJMERE feat DAJAE - BRIGHTER DAYS

PappaWheelie V, Friday, 13 June 2008 19:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

those 2 are also my fucking jams!

pipecock, Friday, 13 June 2008 22:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

ten years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0JpdQjQGoA

why, why

boxedjoy, Friday, 6 July 2018 17:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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