Monday, May 18, 2020

Song of the Day: 'The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight' by Dominatrix


Over the weekend, a friend shared this five-year-old article about the highly influential club hit "The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight." I couldn't really make heads or tails out of it -- I still don't understand how a pro-domme, a Russian diplomat, U.S. intelligence and Mary Tyler Moore’s landscaper conspired to create a dance classic -- but one thing it did accomplish was sending me down a related  YouTube rabbit hole. For a while I have known that the woman  who sings on the record, Claudia Summers, and the woman in the video who toured with the song -- Dominique Davalos, whom I've met as a member of two of Kathy Valentine's post-Go-Go's bands (Delphines, Bluebonnets) -- were not the same. But I had never actually seen Dominique sing or perform it -- until I stumbled upon this 2018 performance in Houston.


This looks like a fun night.


My friend then added this to the discussion: 
[Dominique] had a song out in '85 called "Madonna Vogue" that people thought was about THAT Madonna, but it was really abut Marie Antoinette. and then years later, when Madonna was performing "Vogue" on MTV she dressed as ... hmmm....

And what about this, Dominique covering the Waitresses?!!!


Smiths fans will recall that Dominique's father, actor Richard Davalos, was the object of Morrissey's affection.

1 comment:

Hot guys said...

*listens*

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