Starfucker - Rush Rush (Paula Abdul)
In 2007, Josh Hodges (mastermind behind Starfucker), was asked by his friend to quit his job so he could record an album of cover songs. “It was actually my friend’s idea,” Hodges says. “He wanted to hear what some of these songs would sound like if I performed them. I thought it sounded like a fun idea.
What grew out of that proposition is Sexton Blake Plays The Hits. With covers ranging from Elton John to LL Cool J, ELO to Milli Vanilli, this album is a perfect snapshot in time that shows how Hodges would go on to approach his own songs under the Starfucker moniker. “It’s a pretty funny selection of songs, some ridiculous and some legit,” he explains, “I had a lot of fun making this record.” Now available for the first time ever on vinyl via Polyvinyl Records, Sexton Blake Plays The Hits will be released July 17 on 180-gram, gold vinyl and limited to 1000 copies. Pre-order your copy here.
Been a long time Starfucker fan here, as their 1st s/t LP was one of my first records ever purchased. Cool concept here, and it sounds excellent. Definitely a great move streaming the whole thing up front, love when bands pull that. I normally frown at covers, but its
hard impossible not to appreciate this release.
Seriously the song choices are amazing; Milli Vanilli, Erasure, Paula Abdul, LL Cool J?!? Songs that I didn’t like the originals, I’m bobbing my head to Josh singing now. This material also predates that first Starfucker LP (2008), giving us a little window into the past. I can hear the beginnings of similar guitar rifts to come on the s/t LP a year later.