Filmmaker John Water has put together a special Valentine's Day present for you. And it is anything but heart-shaped and expected. He has compiled an unusual collection of tunes on "A Date With John Waters" that is a welcome alternative to the sugar-sweet love songs found on many other Valentine's Day collections.
Waters selected songs like the classic 1956 cover "Tonight You Belong To Me" by Patience and Prudence, the punky "Jet Boy Jet Girl" by Elton Motello, "All I Can Do Is Cry" by Ike & Tina Turner, "Hit The Road To Dreamland" by Dean Martin and "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked A Cake" by Eileen Barton with the New Yorkers from 1950.
In his taped liner notes, Water tells a story about what a date with him would be like and what songs he would pick for the occasion. He makes special mention of Clarence "Frogman" Henry's "Ain't Got No Home" that he calls the "first tri-sexual song ever recorded."
Waters summarizes it best by saying, "May all your Valentine’s be kind, raunchy, beautifully alarming, and know how to reciprocate."
Watch Waters read the liner notes [YouTube]