CND Song 27 Dalbello

Dalbello - Gonna Get Close to You, 1984

'I'm like a hungry criminal. And your protection is minimal, so minimal...' How could I have forgotten this weird, WEIRD song? Here Dalbello is criminally obsessed with her transvestite neighbour, resulting in a several murder attempts and some wanton shoe clutching - but I confess that I'm most disturbed by that phallic-looking lava lamp on the window sill. How cool is Lisa Dalbello? Well, she made up a fake male producer to fool her record company while taking charge of her album production herself, she's appeared in such disparate places as the chorus of Tears Are Not Enough and the soundtrack for 9 1/2 Weeks, and she started her musical career at Band Camp (well, no, it was a programme for gifted teen musicians, but it was a summer camp). And there's just something about those Romulan eyebrows... This song was covered by Queensryche in 1986, although personally I don't think it works with a fella singing. I love the shifts here from very quiet and crazy to very loud and crazy - in fact I just may have found my new PMS anthem. Thank you, Lisa D.!

 

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