OK- I’m writing posts back-to-back because I just found out about this album David Byrnes (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim produced entitled Here Lies Love, which came out earlier this month. It’s a pop/disco conceptual album, detailing the controversial life of the extravagant Imelda Marcos, famous for her shoe hoarding. This is so bizarre to me, a second-generation American whose parents left the Philippines because of the Marcos era.
Cyndi Lauper singing, “He’s so fast, tell me what’s his name?/It was only a moment, but I don’t feel the same /He gave me—two roses/He gave me—two roses/One is open/One is closed/One is the future/And—one is my love—” about Imelda’s falling in love with the soon-to-be president. BIZARRE!
This is from David Byrnes’ introduction to the album:
“The story I am interested in is about asking what drives a powerful person—what makes them tick? How do they make and then remake themselves? I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be great if—as this piece would be principally composed of clubby dance music—one could experience it in a club setting? Could one bring a ‘story’ and a kind of theater to the disco? Was that possible? If so, wouldn’t that be amazing!”