Tuesday, October 01, 2002

A DANCING DEMON? NO, SOMETHING ISN'T RIGHT THERE: At long last, Rounder Records has brought us what we've been waiting for: Once More With Feeling, the Buffy Musical Soundtrack album. Not only is it worth buying, but its worth buying because it's almost a political act after the way the episode got fudged out the running for an Emmy. (In a move worthy of Jeb Bush's gerrymandering in Miami-Dade, they 'forgot' to put Buffy on the ballot; they tried to tell people of their error but, by then, it was too late.) I'm not sure how much sense the CD would make without seeing the episode itself, but most of the songs work abstracted from their context. Amber Benson's I'm Under Your Spell - the most mainstream and explicit lesbian-shag song in recorded history, surely? - and Emma and Nicholas' cornball I'll Never Tell - the only song to ever approach a line like "his penis got diseases from a Chumash tribe" and carry it off- certainly. If they had their wits about them at the NME, they'd have got a bunch of bands to cover these for their charity effort. We hope they release a single, if only to get to see Giles on Top of the Pops.

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