Thursday, 25 September 2014

Just a little touch up



It's another in our regular series of timeslip moments - taking us back thirty years to the padded-shoulder-pencil-skirted days of 1984 - and for today's nostalgia-fest I stumbled across a song (which scraped the lower reaches of the UK Chart this week in that year) that I cannot deny had completely slipped my memory...

Here's the immensely camp Stephanie Mills [whatever happened to her?] and The Medicine Song:



Danger eyes are no surprise
In stayin' wise to you
Shady walks and midnight stalks
Have showed me what to do

Kept my cool, this ain't no fool
You think you're messin' with
I know how to keep you round
Cause I know where you been

You think that they really want just you
(Better think again, better think again)
I'm the only one knows what to do
Cause you've been bad, baby, oh, so bad, baby
And there's only one thing can be done

You need a little bit of this medicine
(Just a little touch up)
Mama's gonna give you some medicine

You need a little bit of this medicine
(Just a little touch up)
Mama's gonna give you some medicine

Every time I think you're mine
You're up to somethin' new
I've done almost everythin'
To try to get to you

All my friends are just dead ends
In helpin' me alone
I just keep on wonderin'
What am I doin' wrong

There is only one thing left to try
(Do it again, do it again)
On this cure I'm sure I can rely
Cause you've been bad, baby, oh, so bad
And there's only one thing can be done

You need a little bit of this medicine
(Just a little bit touch up)
Mama's gonna give you some medicine
(Just a little touch up)


Indeed.

Stephanie Mills' entry on the AllMusic website

4 comments:

  1. Oh my - I heard of this song but I don't think I ever actually heard it. Me likes!

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    1. "On this cure I'm sure I can rely"

      Classic lyrics.

      Jx

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  2. i'd liked her back then, but not this one much.

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    1. It sort of fits between "Tacky Music Monday" and "Thank Disco It's Friday" in its classiness!
      Jx

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