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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fem 2 Fem - Woman To Woman (1993) & Animus (1995) DOUBLE POST!!

Happy New Year, everyone! I'm back! And to make up for my absence, I have a double dose of pop cheese for you (also, it's my b-day and I'm feeling generous. ;) Here we have Fem 2 Fem. They were formed primarily by producer and songwriter Peter Rafelson after he got the idea to create a female pop group that promoted open sexuality, and thus appealed to both a hetero and homosexual audience. The ladies got quite a bit of press with the release of their first album, mainly due to the fact that some of the members were lesbian or bisexual, and their videos and stage shows were suggestive and controversial. I saw them interviewed on a talk show at the time and was very intrigued by them, their vision and their music, which was primarily techno-house. They presented themselves very provocatively and got the attention of Playboy. They posed for the magazine the same year, though half of them refused to pose nude, claiming that the vision of the group was changing. They had a minor Billboard Dance hit with "Obsession" and toured with Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson. Soon after they began work on their second album, though by it's release a few members had left, due mostly to the sexier direction the group was going. They were accused of changing from an expression of gay and lesbian acceptance and positivity to more of an exploitation of a straight man's lesbian fantasy. And indeed, their London stage show, Voyeurz, featured the ladies in various states of undress and sexual scenarios, all while being made up like strippers. Their second album featured some songs from the show, and the music was poppier and more euro-house. Again they had a minor hit on the Billboard Dance charts with "Where Did Love Go". But the album garnered even less attention than it's predecessor (probably because the initial shock wore off), and the group split. Since there were so many revolving members, I've updated their entries as much as I could on Discogs, so you can all find out more on the individual members and their whereabouts if you'd like. (One particular note of interest - Ali Navarro aka Alitzah Wiener of Nobody's Angel, who are also featured here, was once a member!) Let's face it, at that time, the public wasn't ready for a sexy 'lesbian' pop band, though years later Tatu would take the idea to the bank...

(For the CD maxi-single of "Where Did Love Go", go to my sister blog HERE.)

Video for Switch

Video for Obsession

Download Woman To Woman

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Switch
2
Obsession
3
Woman To Woman
4
All About Eve
5
I Lose Myself
6
Coming Out
7
Waiting In Tangier
8
Charmed
9
Freedom Of Choice
10
Switch (Erotic Trance Mix)
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Woman To Woman (Extended Mix)

Download Animus

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Animus
2
Sin
3
Insatiable
4
Naked Heart
5
Swing
6
Compulsive Jane
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Where Did Love Go
8
Cruel & Unusual
9
Make Me Love U
10
Scream Queen
11
Worship
12
Animus Reprise
13
Where Did Love Go (Bak2BASSiks Remix)
14
Take Control

9 comments:

  1. I've adored their first album since finding it at a flea market about a year ago. Can't wait to hear the second album!

    Many thanks, as always!

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  2. Oooh, I've been curious about them, thanks!

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  3. Great post--I remember first hearing "Switch" at a local gay bar in the 90s, and all the dykes were going nuts, removing their tops, etc.

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  4. Wow - this shit is fabulous!

    PS. Congrats on your Pop Trash Addicts blog awards. Keep up the good work!

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  5. Titiyo Extended!
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/18v7dq

    THIS IS TITIYO 1993 Release



    1. This Is
    2. Back & Forth
    3. Hto Gold
    4. Deep Down Underground
    5. Make My Day
    6. The Way You Make Me Feel
    7. Spinnin
    8. Human Climate
    9. Defended
    10. Never Let Me Go

    http://sharebee.com/e39c92cf



    sorry to reply here
    can't email!

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  6. Thanks a TON!!! I adore Titiyo!

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  7. I"m so excited!! My fem 2 fem Cd was lost in a move!! I recall them being on Maury Povich in the 1990's on a show about lesbians and they kept playing "switch".

    Thanks for posting-I haven't found this album since I lost it.

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  8. Both album links are dead.

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