Today I got a question through Twitter. If I really had a copy of Patti Russo’s 1998 Dance Dance Dance single, and if I would mind sharing that. Yes, I really have a copy, and no, I don’t mind sharing it as there is no way you can get hold of it apart from coming across a copy on eBay or the like. There’s just one tiny problem: I don’t have a lot to dress this post up with.
The thing is, while I believe that Patti is a great singer, her discography is far from impressive. There are a couple of duets with Meat Loaf, like I’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth) (no, that’s not Patti) and Couldn’t Have Said It Better (ah, there she is) which is probably my favorite of the bunch. In 2000, she sang three songs on Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Beethoven’s Last Night (they’re gonna perform that album live in Amsterdam this saturday. Woot!), there’s a bunch of songs I managed to find on the internet, a Japanese promotional single for some whiskey brand, and that’s about it.
So far, Dance Dance Dance is Patti’s only official solo release. As the title implies, it’s a song you can dance to. With all the digital bleeps and beats that seem to go with that. It’s not quite my cup of tea. Maybe you’ll get a kick out of it, but I keep hoping that someday Patti comes up with an album’s worth of awesomeness. Till then, this’ll have to do.
Patti Russo — Dance Dance Dance (zip, 15MB, right click & save as…)
Update: And, also by request, here’s Let the Good Times Roll, that Japanese promo single by The Garage Project featuring Patti Russo on vocals and Nile Rodgers of Chic on guitar. I like these songs a lot better.
The Garage Project – Let the Good Times Roll.zip (zip, 16MB, right click & save as…)