Dance Naked is the 13th album by American singer-songwriter and musician John Mellencamp released in 1994. The most notable accomplishment was the largely successful single "Wild Night," a cover of the 1971 song by Van Morrison. The song featured Me'shell Ndegeocello on a duet with Mellencamp as well as the prominent bass lead. The single reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and charted at #1 on the Adult Contemporary List for 8 weeks. The album itself reached #13 on the Billboard 200. Spin Magazine named Dance Naked the 20th best album of 1994.
Brash and attitudinal is the vibe on Bif Naked's 1996 self-titled release. The New Jersey native comes across as part goth, part skateboard punk with a sneer in her voice and a chip on her shoulder. It's a mix that suits her well from "Make Like a Tree," with its insistent demand of "leave me alone," to the closing spoken-word observations of "The Gross Gross Man." In between, there are a few surprises, which makes this record a bit more worthwhile than the average angry, young woman fare…
2009 album from the Canada-based rocker. The Promise, produced and mixed by Jason Darr is the product of turmoil, perseverance, and joy walking hand in hand, which fuelled her to write and record an album that is raw, real, relentless, and 100% Bif Naked. These songs will give her loyal fans the classic Bif they desire, while attracting a whole new legion of followers. As Bif explains it, the Promise is the perfect title for this record. 'A promise is made. A promise is kept. It's one's word. I made a promise to myself and to my fans. This record is for us.'
Two CD set. Quentin Crisp was one of the UK's most cherished satirists and commentators. Immortalized by John Hurt in the touching film version of his book The Naked Civil Servant, Crisp's flippancy, self-deprecation and theatricality masked a fervent intelligence and a sharp eye for the detail of contemporary English life.