Why don’t you go ahead and come over here and sit by the fire. Have yourself a drink…something smooth. Listen to the ice cubes clink around in the glass as you slink down onto the soft and plush rug on the floor. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Feel the heat from the hearth on your face. Relax. Loosen those top buttons on your shirt and prepare yourself for an aural aphrodisiac. It’s about to get a whole lot sexier in here.
Mike Patton has always been a bit of a Renaissance artist when it comes to music, be it the strange directions he took Faith No More in, the experimental metal of Fantomas, the hard prog rock of Tomahawk, the twisted insanity of Mr. Bungle, or his many film scores and guest appearances. He even put out an album of Italian pop songs and standards sung in Italian a few years ago. But one of his coolest (and sexiest) offerings came with 2001’s Lovage and their sole album Songs to Make Love to Your Old Lady By. Joining forces with producer extraordinaire Dan The Automator, Kid Koala, the sultry Jennifer Charles, and a whole slew of guest stars like Prince Paul and Damon Albarn, the album pairs down-tempo, trip-hop beats with a variety of samples and seductive vocals from Patton and Charles. This is an ode to dirty love-making, a sweaty tribute to the lurid and provocative. (There are even some orgasms in the mix for good measure.) And while this album drips with sex, it never takes itself seriously, which ultimately makes the whole thing a lot of fun. Listen to the album below (and then go buy it), and groove away.
Though you may need a shower afterwards.
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From a bunker somewhere in Central Texas, Thomas H. Williams spends most of his time with his wife, his two sons, and his increasingly neurotic dog. He listens to a lot of music, drinks a lot of excellent beers, and gets out from time to time. For even more shenanigans, visit heavenisanincubator.blogspot.com.