No joke kids! We were iPodding it around town listening to Paul Oakenfold‘s new single “Faster Kill Pussycat”—starring Brittany Murphy on vocals!
Let’s admit it up front: “Pussycat” is a blatant rip-off of Deep Dish’s “Flashdance”, letting a guitar sample chug away while a smooth female vocal rolls over top.
But I said it before: “Flashdance” goes from a killer hook to nowhere in three minutes flat. Oakenchoad avoids this misstep by letting the sonics build up underneath and letting loose with a big, trashy finale! You can ride this single all the way! Plus Miss Murphy holds her own on the mic and is a real treat to listen to.
In fact (and here’s where the no-joke comes in) I thought there was too much build to “Pussycat” at first. At the end of the song, with things already loud, I heard a fire engine’s siren roaring on top of the track in time with the music. “All right Oakenchoad,” I thought, “that’s quite unnecessary.”
Then a fire engine raced past in front of me on the road, not part of my iPod experience at all.
So I guess that makes the version of “Faster Kill Pussycat” I listened to ambient music, huh?