Thursday, December 10, 2009

ROCK Sex: "Girl U Want" - Devo > Soundgarden > Polysics > Boyskout

ROCK Sex is 'headed for the pleasure burn'.


"She sends out an aroma of undefined lust
It drips on down in a mist from above.
She's just the girl, she's just the girl.
The girl you want."

Today's culture baton handoff evolves from devolution.

Devo starts it with the great Electro anthem "Girl U Want":

DEVO -"Girl U Want" (1980)

Later, Soundgarden slows it down to a grunge grind.

SOUNDGARDEN -"Girl U Want" (1991)

Devo, ever re-evolving, then remade it for the 1995 TANK GIRL soundtrack taking Soundgarden's cue.
TANK GIRL: DEVO WIth Jula Bell -"Girl U Want" (1995)

In turn, Devo's song has covered by Robert Palmer, Superchunk, Zombie Ghost Train, and CRX; and here in Spanish by Chancho en Piedra.
CHANCHO EN PIEDRA -"Calentón" (1998)

At this point the standard evolves into the abstract, with the riff interpolated into a new song by Polysics.

POLYSICS -"Each Life Each End" (2000)

Scouting for girls, the cool and underappreciated Boyskout admitted she's just the girl, she's just the girl, the girl they want:

BOYSKOUT -"Jesse James" (2004)

Continuing the 21st Century overwrite, here's a flip on the blips.

DEVO 2.0 -"Boy U Want" (2006)

"You hear her calling everywhere you turn/
You know you're headed for the pleasure burn"

© Tym Stevens

See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist

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