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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

All Right, You’re About to Have Sexy Time—What Album Do You Put On?

posted by on January 31 at 14:35 PM

Last Friday at Havana, the staff of The Stranger started talking about good music to have sex to. The question went around the table: You’re about to have sex. What album do you put on? You were supposed to say the first thing you thought of. Some of the answers were strange. Some made perfect sense. See if you can match the Stranger staffer with the first album they think to reach for when they’re about to have sex.

(A) Dan Savage
(B) Kelly O
(C) Bradley Steinbacher
(D) Mike Nipper
(E) David Schmader
(F) Erica C. Barnett
(G) Jen Graves
(H) Christopher Frizzelle
(I) Chris McCann
(J) Kim Hayden
(K) Ari Spool

(1) Greatest Hits, Leonard Cohen.
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(2) The Moon and Antarctica, Modest Mouse.
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(3) 1969: Velvet Underground Live, Vol. 2.
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(4) Ágætis Byrjun, Sigur Ros.
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(5) Loveless, My Bloody Valentine.
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(6) Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd.
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(7) Love Tara, Eric’s Trip.
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(8) Reject All American, Bikini Kill.
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(9) I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, Yo La Tengo.
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(10) The soundtrack to The Cook, the Thief, the Wife, and Her Lover.
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(11) “I don’t play music during that time.”

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1

the flaming lips always works for me.

who the hell listens to bikini kill while fucking?

Posted by sexytime | January 31, 2007 3:27 PM
2

Loveage: "Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady"

Posted by Mardy Bum | January 31, 2007 3:29 PM
3

What, no Big Black, Songs About Fucking?

Posted by Eric Grandy | January 31, 2007 3:33 PM
4

Lovage. I second that.

Posted by Hernandez | January 31, 2007 3:35 PM
5

Lately - Beirut or Muse. Sometimes Bjork (stop laughing please.)

Posted by Crybaby | January 31, 2007 3:38 PM
6

Bikini Kill has to be Megan Selig cuz she's got horrible taste in music, is fairly young and extremely unfuckable. all signs that point to some clueless, desperate person.

whoever said Yo La Tengo wins. out of those options, that's the best. it's long too, that's the sign of a great fucker. Loveless is very short, probably Grandy's.

Posted by iggnerent | January 31, 2007 4:12 PM
7

the soundtrack has to be dan savage.

Posted by straight dude | January 31, 2007 4:12 PM
8

hey Iggnerent--did you read the options? Grandy and Seling aren't on this list.

Posted by christopher frizzelle | January 31, 2007 4:14 PM
9

i is what my name sez.

Posted by iggnerent | January 31, 2007 4:17 PM
10

a couple of these seem more like "curl up into a ball and think about how sad and beautiful the world is time" than sexy time.

Posted by sam | January 31, 2007 4:32 PM
11

For the record, I would be happy with either Bikini Kill or My Bloody Valentine. And "Loveless" is like 50 minutes long!

Posted by Eric Grandy | January 31, 2007 4:35 PM
12

I care about the dudes or gay dudes on the list, but let me take a shot at the chicks:

Erica B--My Bloody Valentine

Jen G--Yo La Tengo

Kim H--The soundtrack

Posted by Voyer | January 31, 2007 4:50 PM
13

Wrong!

Posted by Kim Hayden | January 31, 2007 4:57 PM
14

I'VE DONE ERICA C. BARNETT BEFORE AND WE LISTENED TO YO LA TENGO.

Posted by Former | January 31, 2007 5:16 PM
15

What stinks is that I can't guess, since by doing so I will have given away my own preference. However- here's a hint-those of us who have roommates are probably more likely to reach for something loud, as to cover up our own noises and spare the roommate some grief. Obviously, who ever listens to Leonard Cohen lives alone and likes to cry.

Posted by Ari Spool | January 31, 2007 6:05 PM
16

man, no marvin gaye, no al green, no bobby womack, no curtis mayfield, no irma thomas? what the hell is wrong with you all?!

nipper, i expected a little color from you, friend.

Posted by kerri harrop | January 31, 2007 8:35 PM
17

the best blow-job song EVER, one of those "after-fight-make-up-songs... is ALWAYS this:

AND, CHECK: I hate indie rock.

but, this song is orgasmic.

CLICK
BEHIND THE GARAGE
http://www.myspace.com/ERICSTRIP

Pavlov's Dog. Don't test me.

Posted by KELLY O | January 31, 2007 10:47 PM
18

I say Nipper's is VU Live 69--because it's a double LP full of long-ass songs and he's always boasting about what a sex machine he is (even if he is a grumpy ol' man).

Posted by segal | January 31, 2007 11:16 PM
19

Kerri (at #16): Al Green is what gets played before/en route to the record I mentioned above....

Posted by David Schmader | February 1, 2007 10:56 AM
20

no tricky - maxinquaye? surprising, since that's prime for sexy-time

Posted by donte | February 1, 2007 3:14 PM
21

I agree...where's the colored music??

Posted by NewtoSeattle | February 1, 2007 3:47 PM
22

Never mind that, where's the fucking Xiu Xiu? That makes for some truly surreal nooky.

Posted by KS | February 1, 2007 7:01 PM

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