Sunday, November 18, 2007

Music From The Edge: LaTour

The very first song that I bought with my employee discount at Camelot Music was LaTour's "People Are Still Having Sex." It still remains one of my favorite songs to this day as it reminds me of my "dream job!"

William LaTour, a Chicago transplant, came to fame in 1991 with his controversial hit song. Many people were upset that the lyrics of the song stated that "This AIDS thing's not working." Pressured, the label forced a change to the lyrics for the radio edit. The change resulted is a less than acceptable "This SAFE thing's not working."

Whether it was the hard driving beat, or the controversial nature of the song, itself, LaTour managed to hit #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play, #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Single Sales, and #35 on Billboard's Hot 100.


People Are Still Having Sex (LP Version)

People Are Still Having Sex (Ralph's Orgasmic Mix)

Be on the look-out for a new CD from LaTour in June 2008.


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