Queer As Folk (Audio Cassette) Import
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|6. Crying at the Discotheque [Radio Edit] - Alcazar|
|7. Suffering - Jay Jay Johanson|
|8. Shake Me [Vocal Edit] - Mint Royale|
|9. Summerfire [Radio Edit] - BU|
|10. Start Rockin' [Radio Edit] - Antiloop|
|11. Do Ya (Feel the Love) - Love Inc.|
|12. Let's Hear It for the Boy [Factory Main Mix] - Katty B.|
|13. High School Confidential - Carole Pope|
|14. Straight to...Number One [Dreamcatcher's Mix] - Touch & Go|
Boy crazy, girl crazy, or somewhere in between, the Pittsburgh inhabitants of Showtime's eyebrow-raising Queer as Folk series all meet on middle ground: the dance floor. This relentlessly upbeat soundtrack of flavor-of-the-month dance-club anthems and campy synth-pop is confectionary fun that never loses its wits. Katty B.'s remake of the Footloose classic "Let's Hear It for the Boy" is a hoot, as is a cover of Divine's 1984 single "You Think You're a Man," which devolves into a naughty call-and-response of "boy" and "toy" that would make Madonna's early years seem tame. The good mood continues with Alcazar's frenzied "Crying at the Discotheque," which contains the intriguing couplet "The golden ties, the silver years / You wore a tie like Richard Gere." Add Kristine W.'s undeniable dance hit "Lovin' You," the Cher-like Heather Smalls's "Proud," and Mint Royale's Abba-kissed "Shake Me," and a taste of nostalgia kicks in. That said, the album knows when to quit; thankfully, there are no clichéd Gloria Gaynor or Donna Summer remixes to be found, just a batch of friendly, sexy tracks that perfectly complement the show's revved-up characters. --Kristy Martin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Most of the songs on this album, including the show's annoying opening/closing song, are weak dance tracks that do not capture the beats and grooves of popular dance compilations such as Victor Calderone's "E=VC2" or any of John Blair's dance compilations. However, not everything on this soundtrack reeks. There are at least two tracks which I rate as catchy, danceable tracks which is why I gave this compilation four stars.
The first track, Kristine W's "Lovin' You" ranks as the best song on this soundtrack. Similar to most dance diva's, Kristine's vocals are strong, flowing, and the song's rhythm perfectly captures the essence of a club anthem. The other song, Katty B's "Let's Hear it For the Boy" is a remake of the popular 1984 song by Denise Williams that appeared on the "Footloose" soundtrack. While different from original, Katty's version is much more danceable and enjoyable nowadays due to advancements in music technology.
The only song I wish they included on this soundtrack was the really throbbing dance song that played in episode 18 of the first season, where Brian (Gale Howard) encounters an unfaithful Dr. David in a bathhouse.Read more ›
Sorry, but "Crying at the Discotheque" is dreadful in my opinion, and it doesn't have anything to do with the show. Start Rockin' and Summerfire give me a headache (I suppose every compilation on the planet uses filler, unfortunately), and Do Ya sounds like Euro Pop. Let's Hear it For the Boy is a bad bad remake, and Dive in the Pool is WAY too short here to have an impact (I heard an over 10-minute version, which is when the song starts getting interesting). And instead of putting the silly 'Spunk' twice, they could have featured another Greek Buck track.
The sappy "Suffering" is a perfect Angst Violins-replacement; except they used much better and edgier music in angsty situations in the show.
And where was High School Confidential even used in the show? I certainly don't remember it from anywhere.
I agree with everyone who listed a bunch of other songs that could and should have been included. Forever Young, More Effeminate than You, So Good, Filthy Mind, and even Sandstorm by Darude, as fleeting as it was, would have made more sense than Summerfire!
I thought the music on QAF-US was much better than in the UK version ('Uh La La La'?!?!?!); but from the CDs you could never tell.
Most recent customer reviews
The music is great on this cd, The show was very well done and portrayed all types of gays. The music is the type I wished I heard when I was out at the clubs but I have it on my... Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2013 by Teemob
I really was pleased with this album. It wasnt all house music but it had tunes from the show that i really digged and they brought back some great memories. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2004 by K. Mcclean
A great CD - I keep a copy at home, a copy in the car, and MP3's at work (although if anybody from Showtime/RCAVictor reads this, translate that as "one copy I move between... Read morePublished on June 12 2003 by Runner and Geek
I never have been a big fan of television soundtracks, but
with "Queer As Folk" I just had to have it.
Some of the best dance music I have ever owned. Read more
I am the world's largest fan of QAF and I can't get enough of it! I am always at the door with my face pressed against the window waiting for the minute when either a queer as folk... Read morePublished on April 26 2003 by Andrea
What a wonderful eclectic mix of superb dance tunes! I have recently seen the US Queer As Folk series 1 on Australian TV, and after hearing this CD, I want to watch it again! Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2003 by Dave Beards
Easy to dance too!!!! Love the sound... Can listen to it over and over!!!!Published on July 14 2002
OK, it rocks. And unlike the CD from the 2nd Season, you recognize music from the episodes. The music is rather disjointed from track to track, however, and I was not really... Read morePublished on April 3 2002 by D. L. Paulson