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Monday, June 05, 2006

Liza's Da Bomb

A post on another site on the weekend reminded me of the fabulousness that was (is?) Liza Minelli – whilst she’s universally acclaimed for the Liza With A Z era, I still have a soft spot for her Pet Shop Boys collaborations. It seemed like pretty much the campest idea ever at the time: Pet Shop Boys, the masters of pop artifice, teaming up with Broadway legend and commercial has-been Liza Minnelli in a cross-generational gay icon culture clash.

Whilst being bit of a mixed bag, Results does feature some fabulous (can you think of a better word) moments; arranging Sondheim’s Losing My Mind as a hi-nrg track and conversely, the Boys’ Rent as a show tune complete with full orchestra were both acts of genius, and Don’t Drop Bombs is camp as a row of tents and, yes, fabulous.

Check out the Don’t Drop Bombs video – Liza looks great (this was way before the era of David Guest and those bizarre husband-beating stories) and I lurve the finger shooting sequence!

MP3: Liza Minnelli – Losing My Mind (Expired)
MP3: Liza Minnelli – Rent (Expired)
MP3: Liza Minnelli – Don’t Drop Bombs (Expired)

Liza Minnelli – Results


Blogger xolondon said...

What a messed up video! Insane. She had a moment in the very early 90's where she actually looked good. She's a druggie nutter though - that apple did not fall far from the tree. Wonder if she'll be in the audience at Rufus Wainwright's Judy Garland gig?

June 07, 2006 6:08 pm

Blogger judge jru said...

My head just exploded.

June 08, 2006 1:58 am

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you re-up "ernt"
Thank you!

January 07, 2009 1:15 pm


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