Girls On Top – We Don’t Give A Damn About Our Friends / Warm Bitch
Produced by Richard X
Girls On Top second release on a green vinyl original 7″ and plain black repress, and the ultra limited edition of one autographed by Timbaland (thanks Heiko). “Stay Cool – Timbaland 2001″
“What is this techno shit?” Timbaland 2001
NME Single Of The Week –
GIRLS ON TOP : Warm Bitch/We Don’t Give A Damn About Our Friends
“This one’s dedicated to all you Gucci bag carriers out there. It’s called ‘You’ve Got Gooooood Taste'”. So proclaims the Cramps sample at the start of ‘We Don’t Give A Damn About Our Friends’. It’s doubtful that anyone thought Girls On Top mainman Richard X had good taste when he came up with the idea of bootlegging Gary Numan with obscure American R&B diva Adina Howard, but the result is probably the most inspired seven-inch you’ll hear all year.
Sure, ‘Warm Bitch’ is clever (Missy Elliott meets classic electro) but laying Howard’s ‘Freak Like Me’ a cappella over Tubeway Army’s early-’80s bleepathon ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric’ is downright genius. This record’s all about squeezing funk out of the funkless, and inserting a groove where none existed. And as Howard’s gospel-esque harmonies reach their climax amid Numan’s blackened synth blitz, the song implodes in a barrage of white noise and static. You’ll be both drained and exhilarated – and reaching straight for the stylus to play it once more.
Kieran Wyatt NME