Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Egyptian Lover - On the Nile (1984)

My friend Bria found this video of cool guys dancing to The Egyptian Lover's "My House (On the Nile)":

She asked me to find the song for her, and, rather than deal with the hell of social interaction, I decided to post the full album on my blog rather than meeting up with her or even sending her an e-mail. In the past, I've expressed love for the bizarre effects and minimalist song structures of 80s electro & hip-hop; The Egyptian Lover is the Holy Grail of this sound. These songs are slow and slightly unsettling, much like The Egyptian Lover's rapping. He whispers about sex with an unnerving tenacity, and this is something that I can really relate to. Why don't you come over to my house? Why don't you come over to my house? Brett Favre could use some lessons from this guy.

And man I can't believe how materialistic and shallow hip-hop is nowadays. I wish things would go back to how they were in the 80s when hip-hop actually had meaning and substance.


wrong idea bria said...

hell yeah. the first song, "and my beat goes boom" is so simple and amazing. its cool to hear the songs that flight of the conchords ripped off in their show. the next song, "egypt, egypt" used to get played at the roller rink i hung out at for at least 20 hrs a week so i'm really excited to stumble upon it.

this is probably my favorite thing in the world right now, thanks for being a music nerd and knowing everything.

Todd said...

You're welcome. I like this compliment. Bria & Deadstop: roller rink enthusiasts.

Anonymous said...

This is amazing. I see you, Kraftwerk tribute! only now, with the missing element of "HOW YOU DOIN."

Pat said...

I love this. Most of what you said about Prince can be applied to Egyptian Lover. A coincidence that tracks 4 on On the Nile and Purple Rain (both '84) are called "Computer _____"? I don't think so.

Todd said...

I am also the one who doesn't think that is a coincidence.

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