Electrik Red- How to be a Lady Vol.1 Terius 'n' Tricky make girl-pop magic

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Can this just have its own thread pls?

aww

Surmounter, Friday, 22 May 2009 20:04 (ten years ago) link

have we discussed the female empowerment angle?

have the lime of your life, heyyyyyy (Tape Store), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:06 (ten years ago) link

well I figure this is gonna be a long thread if the three of us are all into it!

a really incredible album

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:07 (ten years ago) link

I had been lapping up all the leaks and promo stuff but I'm reeling at how well this holds as an album.

yes the different angles

Surmounter, Friday, 22 May 2009 20:09 (ten years ago) link

Also, stranger than LVM?

xp pretty spot on description!

for four words at least!

my favorite is 'bed rest'

autogucci cru (deej), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:11 (ten years ago) link

9 to 5 is flooring me as I type

headphones or no?

Surmounter, Friday, 22 May 2009 20:12 (ten years ago) link

i want to say that these girls do nothing but the album really rides on the fact that they can do these wispy, frothy songs like "so good" and "bed rest" and also these thumping, powerful songs like "p is for power" and "we fuck you" and "drink in my cup"

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:13 (ten years ago) link

The "How'd I let him come back" riff in So Good is, um , so gooood.

me: hard and soft
i think it's just about you know multiple personality disorder
like she wants satin sheets
but also vodka straight

Surmounter, Friday, 22 May 2009 20:14 (ten years ago) link

"devotion" -> "freaky freaky" -> "bed rest" is the best stretch i think

"devotion" is amazing - so motionless

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:14 (ten years ago) link

can we talk about how the vocals are tougher than most mainstream female R&B

must cop

Swat Valley High (goole), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:16 (ten years ago) link

that's one of the big draws huh? xp

Surmounter, Friday, 22 May 2009 20:16 (ten years ago) link

these chicks would beat the shit out of Kelis (not that she's been much of a reckoner of late, but you know voice comparisons etc.)

me: i mean
on the other hand
it could also be about how hard it is to get this sorta woman
but once you get her (9 to 5, bed rest), she is so fucking good

have the lime of your life, heyyyyyy (Tape Store), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:16 (ten years ago) link

yeah i can def see that, like it's hard to get her soft

Surmounter, Friday, 22 May 2009 20:17 (ten years ago) link

was it jordan who was bitching about the explicit version of So Good, because the clean version is way better, but then I usually think that.

the sexuality is pretty aggressive

yeah it was me - i find it inconsequential now but it's a pointless remake, they should've just left it "clean"

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:19 (ten years ago) link

still pissing me off

i love it when the dj when the dj play my shit my shit
i rock i rock my hips my hips

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:22 (ten years ago) link

i think the title does such a good job of pulling the thing together

Surmounter, Friday, 22 May 2009 20:23 (ten years ago) link

"i thought i wouldn’t really give a fuck / but now a bitch all in loooove"

I didn't even know that this is what the first line said. Such a good lyric!

― Tim F, Thursday, May 21, 2009 11:48 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^^^^THIS

have the lime of your life, heyyyyyy (Tape Store), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:24 (ten years ago) link

Funny how it makes me wanna go back and forth with L/H and LVM

has anybody spotted any cool meta stuff in it yet?

i love it when the dj when the dj play my shit my shit
i rock i rock my hips my hips

― oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Friday, May 22, 2009 4:22 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Surmounter, Friday, 22 May 2009 20:26 (ten years ago) link

yeah it was me - i find it inconsequential now but it's a pointless remake, they should've just left it "clean"

― oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Friday, May 22, 2009 4:19 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

but...it's not a remake...the song had "shit" in it in the first place, it was just censored for the single.

dream hater, come rescue me (some dude), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:27 (ten years ago) link

aside from the Tim F one above which I assume is a Luv ur Girl ref

the album is sequenced so well too - "friend lover" is such a revelation coming after the "devotion" -> "bed rest" run

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:28 (ten years ago) link

it would have been a cute moment of ladylike behaviour if they'd left it clean

well what i like is the combination of different moods, in like the same song even.

Surmounter, Friday, 22 May 2009 20:29 (ten years ago) link

yeah it was me - i find it inconsequential now but it's a pointless remake, they should've just left it "clean"

― oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Friday, May 22, 2009 4:19 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

but...it's not a remake...the song had "shit" in it in the first place, it was just censored for the single.

― dream hater, come rescue me (some dude), Friday, May 22, 2009 3:27 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

i guess but it's not like they just took the word out, they added that slight moan and i just think it's way better - it's a different song without it imo

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:29 (ten years ago) link

bitch

have the lime of your life, heyyyyyy (Tape Store), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:29 (ten years ago) link

walking around in my louis vuitton heals with my ass hanging out

have the lime of your life, heyyyyyy (Tape Store), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:30 (ten years ago) link

9 to 5

oj da hoosman (J0rdan S.), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:41 (ten years ago) link

my favorite is 'bed rest'

^^ yes

when an old mousketeer leaves the crease (donna rouge), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:42 (ten years ago) link

"kill bill" is 3:22 of O_O

when an old mousketeer leaves the crease (donna rouge), Friday, 22 May 2009 20:43 (ten years ago) link

i just put WFY on at work and had to turn it off real quick!

Surmounter, Friday, 22 May 2009 20:58 (ten years ago) link

oops!

Surmounter, Friday, 22 May 2009 20:59 (ten years ago) link

really excited about that distant time in the future when i get to hear this not hunched over my laptop in a hotel room

lex pretend, Saturday, 23 May 2009 00:30 (ten years ago) link

http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/70310-elektrik-red-feat-the-dream-drink-in-my-cup/

video and review of "drink"

curmudgeon, Saturday, 23 May 2009 01:15 (ten years ago) link

ok so who's gonna start unpacking the ~class signifiers~ here

lex pretend, Saturday, 23 May 2009 01:19 (ten years ago) link

you?

'entertainment purposes' ONLY! (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 23 May 2009 01:24 (ten years ago) link

genius handoff btw

frogsb (k3vin k.), Saturday, 27 August 2011 02:16 (eight years ago) link

yeah, surprised no one's done that before

tonight's new fave album i've never heard before is drama according to bernadette cooper - merit this based andy k's benediction?

r|t|c, Saturday, 27 August 2011 02:22 (eight years ago) link

i would like a rolling rtc's fave albums he's never heard before thread plz

my own private kanyes west (The Brainwasher), Saturday, 27 August 2011 02:24 (eight years ago) link

Klymaxx was conceived and formed by Bernadette Cooper, who also chose the name. The dream of an all girl band became a quest she pursued after leaving college. Through many auditions and temporary members the group that became successful consisted of drummer/vocalist Bernadette Cooper, vocalist Lorena Porter (Stewart), bassist/vocalist Joyce Irby, guitarist Cheryl Cooley and keyboardists Lynn Malsby and Robbin Grider.

More recently, Irby has been involved with launching the career of young R&B vocalist and The Inc/Def Jam recording artist Lloyd. Lloyd Polite was once a member of the teen pop group N-Toon, whom Irby put together and signed to Dreamworks Records in the mid-1990s.

r|t|c, Saturday, 27 August 2011 02:25 (eight years ago) link

Haven't heard the Cooper album. She probably talks through the whole thing.

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Saturday, 27 August 2011 02:31 (eight years ago) link

Movie Produce Her
Featuring – Teena Marie

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Saturday, 27 August 2011 02:32 (eight years ago) link

The "Drink in My Cup" of 1982:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTmxyqLpHb8

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Saturday, 27 August 2011 02:33 (eight years ago) link

i revisited How To Be A Lady this week and man, that album still rules

some dude, Saturday, 27 August 2011 02:35 (eight years ago) link

Movie Produce Her
Featuring – Teena Marie

― A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Saturday, 27 August 2011 03:32 (7 minutes ago) Bookmark

man: http://hulkshare.com/wep7accsvcg1

r|t|c, Saturday, 27 August 2011 02:44 (eight years ago) link

i would like a rolling rtc's fave albums he's never heard before thread plz

― my own private kanyes west (The Brainwasher), Saturday, 27 August 2011 03:24 (20 minutes ago) Bookmark

besides the odd 90s r&b research sesh i basically never dig for old stuff these days tbh, i'm just wasted and bored right now so i'm following the k-man's trail of crumbs

can tell this bernadette lp will still be awes when i wake up tho

r|t|c, Saturday, 27 August 2011 02:48 (eight years ago) link

the unsung episode about klymaxx really made them seem like the real deal and made me want to investigate their stuff more

some dude, Saturday, 27 August 2011 02:50 (eight years ago) link

"nu boy" on the girls album melodically =

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxQdv3wZ5O0

markers aurelius (The Reverend), Saturday, 27 August 2011 05:36 (eight years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am_5z9X0Bjk

r|t|c, Monday, 5 September 2011 18:23 (eight years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NWcKK2FscY

you want your name on my condo and my house deed? STUPID - done.

quit my job, stay home, have your baby? huh? STUPID - ditto.

what? say you want my aretha franklin collection? STUPID - uhh.. i don't know about that. but the way that i love you baby, it's just stupid

r|t|c, Monday, 5 September 2011 18:26 (eight years ago) link

nine months pass...

this fucking album!

― the smoke cloud of pure hatred (lex pretend), Monday, 13 June 2011 20:31 (1 year ago)

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 09:58 (seven years ago) link

yall suckers really missing out on that bernadette cooper lp i'm telling you

r|t|c, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 10:55 (seven years ago) link

:O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O

J0rdan S., Saturday, 23 June 2012 22:11 (seven years ago) link

highly anticipating the cover art for "guess who's front"

some dude, Saturday, 23 June 2012 22:14 (seven years ago) link

al!

J0rdan S., Saturday, 23 June 2012 22:14 (seven years ago) link

lol that pic's v old

just sayin, Saturday, 23 June 2012 22:16 (seven years ago) link

:(

i'm a housewife, an artist, and a snow leopard (The Brainwasher), Saturday, 23 June 2012 22:23 (seven years ago) link

oh i was just posting it for the heck of it

k3vin k., Saturday, 23 June 2012 22:27 (seven years ago) link

also lol @ ships

k3vin k., Saturday, 23 June 2012 22:27 (seven years ago) link

seven months pass...

you guys

https://twitter.com/MissyElliott/status/304497472124903424

J0rdan S., Thursday, 21 February 2013 08:10 (six years ago) link

ugh. alassssss.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Thursday, 21 February 2013 17:48 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

Electrik Red – will there ever be another album?

Man, someone just asked me about that today.

How to Be a Lady’s so slept on! It’s a perfect record.

Well that’s the point – it’s slept on! If everybody had just bought it then we’d have probably made four records by now. Solange loves that Electrik Red album. Every time we get a chance to talk she’s like ‘Electrik Red, that album…’. And I’m like ‘I know!’. We hit a home run with that album. But again, it comes back to marketing, there’s a lot of things that have to happen – people have to know that it’s there… It’s almost becoming a little cultural thing of its own though.

http://www.factmag.com/2013/09/05/monogamys-like-trying-to-re-do-biology-rnb-hit-machine-the-dream-on-why-sometimes-it-pays-to-be-a-jerk/

lex pretend, Thursday, 5 September 2013 22:26 (six years ago) link

(saw terius live last night, it wasn't so worthwhile as to bump a thread but at least he did "fancy")

lex pretend, Thursday, 5 September 2013 22:26 (six years ago) link

only 5000 people bought the Electrik Red album, but each of them became a bass music producer

The Reverend, Thursday, 5 September 2013 22:30 (six years ago) link

lol

Evan R, Thursday, 5 September 2013 22:48 (six years ago) link

p sure each of them posted to this thread

k3vin k., Friday, 6 September 2013 00:43 (six years ago) link

five months pass...

"I thought I wouldn't really give a fuck, but now a bitch all in love, don't mean to be a hater, but OOH SHIT DAMN you're so good, so good, so good, so good, OOH SHIT DAMN.'

(What else in the world is really as... joyously and unconditionally celebratory of female sexuality as this album?)

((Probably an academic question, but still.))

Combat Bodacious Accruals (Branwell Bell), Friday, 21 February 2014 12:51 (five years ago) link

I watched that video this morning and it's still the best.

imago draggin' (The Reverend), Friday, 21 February 2014 20:31 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

this album is still maybe the best album released in my lifetime

lex pretend, Thursday, 5 March 2015 14:06 (four years ago) link

and i feel like if a group like them came along right now they would be incredibly popular

lex pretend, Thursday, 5 March 2015 14:08 (four years ago) link

It's insane that there hasn't been a follow-up album.

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 5 March 2015 14:23 (four years ago) link

oh shit damn

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 March 2015 14:56 (four years ago) link

Agree with all of that

brosario nawson (m bison), Thursday, 5 March 2015 17:43 (four years ago) link

yeah beyond this did this record ever have much traction in the SJ or feminist community? posting on ilx always makes it hard to judge what the real world thinks of things but it seems like this was a couple years too early for both r&b's acceptance by the pitchfork crowd and the rise of tumblr etc

k3vin k., Friday, 6 March 2015 00:36 (four years ago) link

im also in.

moullet, Thursday, 12 March 2015 18:45 (four years ago) link

eleven months pass...

ooooh this is an ER song I've never heard before! also, I miss them ;_;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29yb6pe3Vgs

Hey (Extended Mix), Friday, 26 February 2016 23:37 (three years ago) link

nice!

k3vin k., Saturday, 27 February 2016 19:46 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

2012–present
Since the debut of their first album, Electrik Red has been in the studio working on their second album which has an unknown release date.

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 21:43 (two years ago) link

Sometimes I use my old ipod at the gym and their album's songs pop up. Another one would be nice

1 member was in NYC doing choreography in 2016

The up-tempo musical numbers, choreographed by Kyndra Binkie Reevey, give the convoluted plot nice jolts of energy and are danced with ebullient relish by the cast. But “Cherchez La Femme,” unlike Kid Creole’s best songs, never really finds a comfortable groove.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/30/theater/review-cherchez-la-femme-struggles-to-find-its-groove.html?_r=0

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 22:21 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

I feel like Yung Baby Tate - GIRLS is the closest we've gotten since

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 08:49 (one week ago) link

I had a premonition that you would be the one to revive this thread

wario in the streets, waluigi in the sheets (m bison), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 10:51 (one week ago) link

(This is a good thing, BTW)

wario in the streets, waluigi in the sheets (m bison), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 10:51 (one week ago) link

Can’t believe it’s been 10 years.

Roz, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 11:39 (one week ago) link

oh hi it's me, lonely girl still thinking baout Electrik Red

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Thursday, 12 September 2019 21:28 (one week ago) link

Damn, apparently no one else has posted on ILM about Yung Baby Tate? GIRLS is the most fun album this year and the ER vibes are strong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKIH0bzBDx8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YpFHTdY2Yo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSOaZHbjmcs

Also for whoever this is of interest, she's Dionne Farris' daughter.

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Thursday, 12 September 2019 21:47 (one week ago) link


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