Shockingly, even that didn't make them dance. It was almost as though they were waiting to return to their regularly scheduled programming. Because as soon as Tim Cook got behind the tables, they came back in force. Of course, he plied them with Modern English's "I Melt With You," followed by "China Girl," by Bowie, and "Bang a Gong," by T-Rex -- but who's counting?
At first I was dumbfounded by the whole experience. I mean, dancers or no dancers, that set was hot as hell. If those bands don't get you moving, you might want to check for a pulse. Then I remembered what my friend had told me way back when. No matter how killer a song is, people are prone to dig what they already know. That's precisely why "Blue Monday" garnered a decent response. In smaller doses, these tracks might've been a smash. I think I just overwhelmed the Lipgloss bunch with too much unfamiliarity.
Upbeats and Beatdowns:This Friday, December 2, at the Walnut Room, the original lineup of the Christines will get back together to play at this month's installment of Rising Up!, while our own Jason Heller(an actual DJ) spins a special mod-centric set.