Good morning free thinkers! Yes, I'm up at 8:00 in the morning! I'm feeling responsible and I'm determined to find a job today. Okay let's start your morning with a pop quiz. Who is the most UNIQUE act in popular music now?
Okay give up? I'll give you a hint: what do you get when you mix six hot* girls, a burlesque show, and Pop-R&B music?? The Pussycat Dolls! You're so smart!
Whoever thought up the idea to transition the popular dance act to an R&B group must have elephant cojones. This seemed like the dumbest thing in the world. But they did it. Jimmy Iovine at Interscope gets the props for throwing this one together. PCD have released their first album and their FOURTH Top-20 single, "Buttons." The video is hot. It is catchy as hell, sexy, mediocrely sung, and slickly choreographed (read: the perfect pop song).
Interesting note: the girls have TERRIBLE contracts for the long term. According to Interscope lawyer, Darryl Franklin, they are salaried employees of Interscope records. WTF!? Meaning the record company owns EVERY aspect PCD's existence: all music sales, merchandising, web sites, or any other form of income they produce. Proving that record co.'s still know how to make money, and that new groups still know how to get screwed.
One last thing, Interscope teamed up with Hasbro trying to release PCD dolls reportedly aimed at six-to-nine year-olds. Great! That's what we need, fourth graders doing burlesque shows on the jungle gym at recess. Thank Lord Xenu the groups "Dads and Daughters" and the "Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood" successfully lobbied the company to scrap the plan. Nice try boys.
PCD's newest video - Buttons
* blogger does not guarantee group members' hotness