Sunday, October 20, 2013

Song of the Day - Erotica - Madonna

My name is Dita
I'll be your mistress tonight...

File:Original Erotica Cover.jpg

It was 21 years ago today that Madonna's Erotica hit the shelves. To date the album is still one of my favorite Madge sets of all time, and I am sure it would have done much better than it had if there hadn't been so much backlash for the Sex book and the sexual undertones of this album.  The album came at a time when Madonna was at the top of her game musically and artistically, but it was also a turning point as many of her so called fans waned in their devotion to the singer in the years that followed, and all seemingly because of the content of the album, the book, and the record's ensuing tour, The Girlie Show.  .

Erotica is a gem of an album and though this title track was its highest charting single, it is not even close to being the best song in the set.   Some of my favorites include Bye Bye Baby, Thief of Hearts, Words, and of course, the inimitable Rain. You can read a special review of the album I did for Yahoo right here if you like, but in the meantime, check out a censored version of the highly controversial and MTV banned video for Erotica....

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