August 19, 2008

The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (Spank Rock Remix)

The original was considered too taboo for commercial radio or MTV to play in 1984, is unofficially responsible for getting Madonna into S&M, and serves as a spirited dedication to the professionals who earn a good living by chaining up, whipping, and torturing upscale Manhattan businessmen. All with an innocently pleasant Cyndi Lauper/Goonies/Who's That Girl? vibe.










Dominatrix - The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (Original 12" version)

I'm sure the torture business is down these days what with "The Hills," but still. Devlin & Darko sped up the tempo, let Amanda Blank establish dominance & spit on it for FabricLive 33 (definitely buy this album). Fabric doesn't allow mp3 posts so Devlin sent over the original cut below, which turned out to be quite an upbeat jam for your next consensual beatdown.








Amanda Blank - That Girl (Dominatrix blend)

Now the Dom is awake and receiving the MoMA treatment this Thusday as part of their Art/Music in Pop Culture film series. So I get to put on my woefully underused tweed jacket with elbow pads and drop a hamilton to watch this on the big screen along with an Andy Warhol-directed Cars video, a Sonic Youth video about anorexia, misc. Toni Basil, and a 1978 performance by The Cramps for the patients at California's Napa Mental Institute.

5 comments:

Thom said...

I can feel the remix, but really, can you improve on the original? Good stuff... have to say, something ain't right about BT in the Big City... MoMA? Tweed jackets? The bed isn't even cold yet...

The Matt and dan show said...

Spank Rock dropped the Dominatrix tune in the Fabriclive 33 mix, hearing it again still sounds awesome!

Great post!


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Anonymous said...

I just want to frolick down the runway to this song!

Darko said...

No. I just want to frolick down the runway to this!

Anonymous said...

Glad you all can still dig "Sleeps Tonight" !

Now she has awoken - the new Dominatrix Ep is now available on iTunes ...
Dig the cover art by David Levinthal .
And the new tracks -
"Dominatrix Party" w/ Barbara Von Traumer,
"You Never Forget Your First Dominatrix" w/ original Dom Music Video and live show performer Dominique Davalos

Scroll down the link for more info, cover image >
http://www.virtuallabel.biz/news

Enjoy ... and beat as needed
SA