is sort of like what you'd get if you crossed Kate Bush and Mike Patton. Togawa, who became known in Japanese culture after appearing in a bidet commercial
, was half of the electro-cabaret band Guernica
, which sometimes sounded very classical
and sometimes sounded very new wave
and sometimes much stranger
. Somewhat more straightforward is her rock outfit Yapoos
, which similarly varies quite a bit
. Her solo work, unsurprisingly, is quite melodramatic
, with some very interesting arrangements
, both parodically poppy
. I particularly like her covers of All Tomorrow's Parties
by the Velvet Underground, Brigitte Fontaine's Comme à la Radio
, and – weirdly – Pachelbel's Canon
posted by Rory Marinich
on Apr 21, 2013 -
Bollywood, the 1960s and 70s: "For years, the favorite setting for the big dance number has been a cabaret, with its atmosphere of forbidden liquor and sexual permissiveness, with its mixed audience of privileged Indians, industrialists, playboys, princes, and its foreign decadence..."
And no one was more at home this exotic milieu than an Anglo-Burmese refugee who began dancing in films at 13 to support her family. Her pale skin and vaguely foreign looks, along with a collection of colored contacts and wigs, allowed her to play white women, Asian women, whatever titillating role was called for. She was Helen, Queen of the Nautch Girls
, part 3
, part 4
). [more inside]
posted by bookish
on Aug 10, 2008 -
Fiona Apple's sister-- does cabaret. She doesn't sound anything like her though, her voice is more soprano than alto.
posted by brujita
on Jan 22, 2006 -
Colin Powell in cabaret performance in Viet Nam.
"As Powell acted out his death throes at the end of the song, [Japanese Foreign Minister Makiko] Tanaka - in traditional Vietnamese dress - flung her arms around his prostrate body and kissed him on the cheek." Apparently these kinds of performances are regular occurences at these things.
posted by donkeymon
on Jul 27, 2001 -