Lost in the Supermarket: Republica, "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and CeCe Peniston, "Finally"
Submitted By: Jason Robinson
Date: Wednesday, February 18
Where: Burger King, Hampton
What: "Drop Dead Gorgeous" by '90s electro-rockers Republica, followed
shortly by a house classic, "Finally" by Cece Peniston
Why is this weird? Stuffing one's face with high-carb meat by-products is not a situation wherein one would expect to subjected to gay nightclub music circa 1996. Although those with a dirty mind can think of a few similarities (insert beefcake joke here), the introduction of
mid-tempo '90s pop/house to a burger establishment is oil to water. No mixing. Oh, and if you were ever curious about who dueted with spiky-headed Prodigy member Keith Flint on that band's cover of L7's "Fuel My Fire," that would be Republica lead singer Saffron (real name: Samantha Marie Sprackling). She also had the lead role in a two-year production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Starlight Express." Video of "Gorgeous" after the jump.