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Goldfrapp — Strict Machine
Album: Black Cherry
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6.9

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Released: 2001
Length: 3:39
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I get high on a buzz
Then a rush when I'm plugged in you
I connect
When I'm flush
You get love when told what to do

Wonderful electric
Wonderful electric
Wonderful electric
Cover me in you

I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love with a strict machine

I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love with a strict machine

When you send me a pulse
Feel a wave of new love
Through me
I'm dressed in white noise
You know just what I want
So please

Wonderful electric
Wonderful electric
Wonderful electric
Cover me in you

I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love with a strict machine

I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love with a strict machine ...
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Interesting follow-up to Black Dahlia by Porcupine Tree.

Interesting to say the least.  Perhaps one of the most jarring transitions on RP I have heard in quite some time. 
 shellbella wrote:
Blondie?

 
Blondie's daughter.. {#Smile} 
 Elroweho wrote:
Could a song be anymore annoying?? {#Doh}

 
Easily. 
Would you like the list alphabetical or chronological?
 
Okay, I declare that I will substitute this song in all future occasions that call for Rock and Roll (Part Two)
This is not a bad song at all.
I just had such a shock of delight listening to their first album "Felt Mountain".
I admire them for having the guts to totally depart from that style for their subsequent music, and I'm sure there was no way to do a Felt Mountain 2.. I'm just not into that vintage modern synth thing.

(Ive seen a lot of whining in comments around RP, but here? Like there was someone forcing the poor fellows lto listen to that awful stuff against their will. Yes there is PSD, there is turning off RP... We all want RP to be our perfect station. It's so pretty darn close, we can really be glad, I believe...)
 Hogtownmike wrote:
sounds like disco-era Blondie to me
 
I was thinking Donna Summer's "I Feel Love", just before I hit PSD.
I have heard other Goldfrapp tracks that I've liked, however.
Alas, no upcoming concerts on the website.  <sigh>
sounds like disco-era Blondie to me
 shellbella wrote:
Blondie?
 

Ms. Goldfrapp has matured wonderfully, while starting out as pretty wonderful.
Love this song!  Gloriously  wickedly sordid, hot and very danceable. 
6.8?  This song is excellent!!! {#Clap}
Love it!  ...and of course you all DO know what she is singing about....right?! {#Devil_pimp}
and she doesn't even need to sing
 Well, Alanis Morrisette's noise comes to mind.{#Eek}


 

 mortrates wrote:
 Well, Alanis Morrisette's noise comes to mind.{#Eek}


 
So does Tori Amos.... but I think this is right on that TERRIBLE level
 Elroweho wrote:
Could a song be anymore annoying?? {#Doh}

  Well, Alanis Morrisette's noise comes to mind.{#Eek}

Blondie?
 Jelani wrote:
Louder!! LOUDER!!!!!

  Never loud enough! {#Music}
somehow hearing this on Bill's playlist makes it MUCH more fun!
Sexy. 
Yuk. Retro '70s '80s. I expect to get a clone of Blondie or Giorgio Moroder right through my speakers any minute now. 
Wow. So THIS is Goldfrapp. Been seeing them featured in RS articles and watching their touring schedule.  I never knew!  Love you RP.  

'Pure Pop for Now People!'


Did Matt Bellemy marry Goldfrapp?
From Porcupine Tree to this! Probably not the most ambitious programming.  {#Confused} 
Could a song be anymore annoying?? {#Doh}
 d-don wrote:
This is no way to begin my Friday.
 
And again. God Bless the good ol' PSD.
Louder!! LOUDER!!!!!
 Imkirok wrote:

Don't be so hard on yourself.
 


thanks for the giggle.

i don't love everything goldfrapp does, but i do love this song. i wish it was longer. something really sexy about it, in my opinion.
Like a patch of bad weather that I just have to wait out.
 Zep wrote:
Donna Summer meets Depeche Mode.
 
 
You say that like it might be a bad thing.
A good dancing tune for sure. Not too bad on the ears & eyes either. 
loving the comments on this one.  A real Marmite song it seems.   a 6 me thinks!
 ick wrote:
Muse and Goldfrapp have been drinking the same elixir from time to time I think.
 

Yes and I want no part of it.
 unclehud wrote:
Another group introduced to me by Radio Paradise.  Thank you!  (She reminds me of Deborah Harry, in a good way, you know?)

 
Indeed.

 
I feel love....
 
This is no way to begin my Friday.
 Welly wrote:
Annoying, mindless
 
Don't be so hard on yourself.
 terrapin52 wrote:
There aren't many, but some girls love my strict machine. :P
 
If yours isn't electric, I don't think this song applies.
 ick wrote:
Muse and Goldfrapp have been drinking the same elixir from time to time I think.
 
+1 !
 ckcotton wrote:
Miserable
 

Pretty awesome, like anything Goldfrapp (IMHO)
Miserable
 ick wrote:
Muse and Goldfrapp have been drinking the same elixir from time to time I think.
 
Works for me
Muse and Goldfrapp have been drinking the same elixir from time to time I think.
Love Goldfrapp!!!! makes me dance!
{#Moon}{#Whipit}

 
Webfoot wrote:
{#Whipit}
 


There aren't many, but some girls love my strict machine. :P
Damn!  I love this dreamy song!
Ugh. Creepy. Don't play it. 
{#Whipit}
 Geecheeboy wrote:
"I'm in love with a Christmas Tree?"
 
Depends what's dangling from it, know what I mean?  ;)

Another group introduced to me by Radio Paradise.  Thank you!  (She reminds me of Deborah Harry, in a good way, you know?)

"I'm in love with a Christmas Tree?"
 AngieOrwell wrote:

Such a sexual song!!! Awesome!

 
Quite. Whacko! Thwack! Slap! It's enough to sell you on S&M.  The other songs on this album are pretty erotic, too {#Hearteyes}
My machine has been known to unre-strict itself, darling.
There is just extreme 'hotness' in that voice...yummy!!! {#Drool}

As the Fonz would say, "Exactamundo."

 
Zep wrote:
Donna Summer meets Depeche Mode.
 
 


Donna Summer meets Depeche Mode.
 
An interesting and entertaining change of pace, I think.
I cannot say that this song would ever appeal to me (unless I had heard it here in a mix with other pieces), and even then it seems likely that it is best experienced while experiencing psychopharmacologically activated perception. It does not seem designed for listening to while working at a computer.
WHY? (insert ears bleeding emoticon)
My subwoofer rattles the whole house on this song.  Showoff.
Killer tune...worst album cover...
 AvoidingWork wrote:

That's the number I use when registering with stores to get their stupid discount card.  And I'm not the only one.  If you ever forget your card try using the local area code and then that number.  It works 90% of the time.  :-)

It's amazing how many cashiers don't hear that number until you say it in song.

 
works perfectly at Safeway. . .

 vit wrote:
Xanadu redux
 
Xuderu danax

please don't confuse the disco 2001 revival with the disco 2009 revival ;-)

azdcryan wrote:
blondie circa now...



Annoying, mindless
 Imkirok wrote:

867-5309
 
That's the number I use when registering with stores to get their stupid discount card.  And I'm not the only one.  If you ever forget your card try using the local area code and then that number.  It works 90% of the time.  :-)

It's amazing how many cashiers don't hear that number until you say it in song.

I totally dig this tune.

Sounds great on my headphones.

Couple of even better songs on that album though.


OK I think. . .  enough RP for toning
More photos would be nice, too.

Imkirok wrote:

867-5309



 thewiseking wrote:
can I have her number?

 
867-5309


Couldn't have said it better.

 azdcryan wrote:
blondie circa now...
 


I think you mean Aaaawwwwww.... Yeah!  {#Dancingbanana}

 
sirdroseph wrote:

I struggle to come up with the proper words to describe Goldfrapp; so I will just say.....Eeeewwwwwwwww!{#Puke}


 


I struggle to come up with the proper words to describe Goldfrapp; so I will just say.....Eeeewwwwwwwww!{#Puke}


Such a sexual song!!! Awesome!



blondie circa now...
Xanadu redux
 Aural_not_Oral wrote:
The woman in the cover photo is quite beautiful, even if her arms are husky.
 
Ha!....{#High-five}

What a great song to follow Bat for Lashes! Bill, you da Man! {#Dancingbanana}I was beaten to the punch! {#Arrowd}
very cool follow-up to "Bat for Lashes"—Sleep Alone
16
I NEVER get tired of this album.

Or anything by Goldfrapp.  Such tight production, I hear something different every time, it seems.
 kaybee wrote:
Better than Madonna any day.

 
Way better!  Goldfrapp has much more class.  Gots to agree with raindog, nice transition from the PT into this....

Better than Madonna any day.

That transition from Porcupine Tree actually worked!  Who would've thunk it.  {#Stupid}
 Proclivities wrote:
 Walli1000 wrote:
Hmm  like it..
Its got this 80ties ring to it in a positive way..
 
Kind of reminds me of "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer.  I mean that as a compliment.

 
I agree.  Well, with the Donna Summer part, anyway.

 Walli1000 wrote:
Hmm  like it..
Its got this 80ties ring to it in a positive way..
 
Kind of reminds me of "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer.  I mean that as a compliment.

 Mandible wrote:
 Aural_not_Oral wrote:
The woman in the cover photo is quite beautiful, even if her arms are husky.
you've got to be kidding me.
 
HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!  Good one, Mandible... but aren't they malamutes?  Can't think of an appropriate pun.
 Mandible wrote:
 Aural_not_Oral wrote:
The woman in the cover photo is quite beautiful, even if her arms are husky.
you've got to be kidding me.
 

get it! husky! there's a husky on her arm!!!! hahaha .
 Jimi_the_Saint wrote:
Very sexy song.
 
it oozes sex. Great video too.

Hmm  like it..
Its got this 80ties ring to it in a positive way..
The woman in the cover photo is quite beautiful, even if her arms are husky.
 Jimi_the_Saint wrote:
Very sexy song.
 

UH HUH.
 Imkirok wrote:

Sorry to hear about your personal life.  Try putting this song on next time and see if things spice up a little.
 

Well said!
 Welly wrote:
Unoriginal, mechanical, yawn-inducing.
 
Sorry to hear about your personal life.  Try putting this song on next time and see if things spice up a little.


Very sexy song.
This tune appears to have a very gender-specific audience. /captain obvious
like the sound, but a little to 80's{#Puke}
 gandalfbmg wrote:

So when they finally wise up and give me a radio show in these parts, I'll have to count you out as a listener I guess... 'cause this'll be one of the first songs I play... and often too...
 
My original comment..."Goldcrap" was my first impression of this song and this band.As an update...I have downloaded a half a dozen songs from this band and I must say that I enjoy their "techno-sensuality"....especially Littlebird.With that being said...I disdain Strict Machine.


Delicious!! I haven't heard this in far too many years thanks Bill!!
mperry wrote:
Not bad.

Echoes of Donna Summer and "I Feel Love"


I thought this was an oddball cover of that song at first

Well HELL YEAH. A nine..... out of ten...
Jelani wrote:
My girlfriend was riding my naked body the other night and singing and "dancing" to this song. YOWEE!!!
can I have her number?
thewiseking wrote:
this makes me horny baby!
randy!!!! :lol:
Jacksonstat wrote:
Highly entertaining CD! :cool:
...and highly sexy. Goldfrapp simply oozes sex and sensuality. Pretty good singer too.
I do like this band - good 70's retro sound! :dancingbanana_2:
Highly entertaining CD! :cool:
Weird website the band has. Haven't decided if I like it or not but it sucks you in in a "is it art or are they wasting my time?" KLF-sort-of way.
Huey wrote:
WoW..WoW :eek:
What does World of Warcraft (WoW) have to do with the song? :cheesygrin:
gandalfbmg wrote:
So when they finally wise up and give me a radio show in these parts, I'll have to count you out as a listener I guess... 'cause this'll be one of the first songs I play... and often too...
You can count me as a listener...to your competition because I will avoid this Sucko Barfo piece of junk like the plague.
More Whips :whipit:
WoW..WoW :eek:
boober wrote:
Goldcrap.
So when they finally wise up and give me a radio show in these parts, I'll have to count you out as a listener I guess... 'cause this'll be one of the first songs I play... and often too...
I'm sorry 2 p's Goldcrapp
Goldcrap.
rowr :)
OMG, how was this only rated an 8 by me... :propeller:
Well outside what I normally like...never been a fan of the genre. So.. What a wild tune. Freakin' loved it.
Cruithne3753 wrote:
Only just notice that that backbeat sounds like whipping...
Please, Sir, may I have another? Wha-chusss!
this makes me horny baby!