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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cosey Fanni Tutti’s Songs to Strip By

Posted by on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:54 AM

In addition to playing guitar for COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, and later Chris & Cosey and other TG/C&C spinoff projects, Cosey Fanni Tutti (Christine Newby) worked as an erotic dancer during the '70s. In Drew Daniel’s 33 1/3 book on Throbbing Gristle’s classic 1979 LP 20 Jazz Funk Greats (which I’m currently reading and enjoying), Tutti lists the songs she preferred moving to while removing her clothes. No matter your stance on stripping, the selections are fascinating. She even breaks it down to which songs accompanied which routines.

PVC outfit: “Hard Working Man” – Captain Beefheart, “Heaven” – Pere Ubu
School girl outfit: “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” – Ian Dury and the Blockheads, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” – Crystal Gayle
Pink satin shorts etc.: “Easy” – Commodores
Some topless dance tracks: “Native New Yorker” – Odyssey, “Instant Replay” – Dan Hartman, “Lady Maramalade” – Labelle, “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” – Sylvester, “Disco Inferno” – The Trammps

Now you know.


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julie russell 1
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lowlytootle 2
Cosey is such a goddess.
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