Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Song of the Day: 'If a Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)' by Vanity 6


Longtime readers know I've been a Vanity 6 fan dating back to the summer of '82 when my brother Bill brought home their debut LP, which sadly turned out to be their only. What I didn't realize until this week, though, until receiving this drag video in my inbox and reading a lengthy post by a FB pal is that there were so many other gay boys of a certain age who adored them as well. (Hard to believe Denise Matthews has been gone six years.) I can't remember the last time I played this song, yet I knew every word and intonation. Mario "Hot Dog" Diaz would have been impressed!

How this video doesn't involve Levonia Jenkins  -- aka my friend Greg Scarnici -- is anyone's guess.

P.S. Neither of Vanity's solo LPs were ever issued on compact disc, which led my friend Greg and me to produce our own 2-on-1 collection.

If I had it to do over, I'd have included "7th Heaven" from the "Last Dragon" soundtrack and "Undress" from the "Action Jackson" soundtrack, plus "Faraway Eyes," "Nature Boy" and "Undress" (re-recorded), the three available tracks from her shelved third album, which was to be called "Cherry Bomb."

And what's this about a shelved fourth album

We also paired the debut Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6 albums on one disc, to help fill the void of the out-of-print former and nonexistent later CDs.

Greg ended up doing some Apollonia solo stuff too, which he updated to include "These Boots Are Made for Walking" before Wounded Bird did a nice official re-issue.


Jack said...

Loved that track, also Sex Shooter, Nasty Girl and Make Up!

Paul Denton said...

I love Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6!! I've been a fan since I was a young gay boy!! Great track selection Jack!