Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Song for the Day: Dannii Minogue "Put the Needle On It"

Everyone knows (or should know) the Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue, but at least stateside there is far less awareness about the other Minogue in the dance-pop biz with an even stranger first name. Dannii Minogue has enjoyed considerable success in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, but so far only one track from Kylie's little sis has made any headway into the US, and even then its play was limited mainly to the dance club circuit. This was fortunately happening just around the time I was an 18 year old freshly out gay boy in L.A. getting my elementary homo education via the 18+ dance club Tigerheat, and now I pass it on to you.

"Put the Needle On It"
Dannii Minogue
London Records, Warner Music UK, Ultra Records, 2002

Put the Needle on It 2Trivia: Minogue currently serves as a judge on The X Factor, the British reality singing competition show created by Simon Cowell, best known on this end of the Atlantic as the crotchety hardass judge on American Idol, on which The X Factor is based and which is itself based on another British reality singing competition show called Pop Idol, which ran for two seasons before giving way to its American cousin and later to the new British incarnation that brought us Leona Lewis. In her Assassin comedy tour and its live DVD recording, Margaret Cho lets off a zinger about how then-president George W. Bush "sent Jeb Bush to aid the [Hurricane] Katrina victims...which is like sending Dannii Minogue."

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