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Red Hot [Bonus Tracks]

Red Hot [Bonus Tracks]

by RuPaul
     
 

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RuPaul is always willing to smile for the camera, which doesn't allow him the lofty reputation gay disco legend Sylvester was graced with. Being campy doesn't get you much respect either, but the triumphant allegiance to gay dance music on Red Hot should, while the softer numbers round the album out nicely. "Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous"

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RuPaul is always willing to smile for the camera, which doesn't allow him the lofty reputation gay disco legend Sylvester was graced with. Being campy doesn't get you much respect either, but the triumphant allegiance to gay dance music on Red Hot should, while the softer numbers round the album out nicely. "Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous" attempts to recapture "Supermodel"'s excitement; it almost does, and ends up being no embarrassment. Luckily, nothing else on the album tries to re-create the signature tune. Instead, Red Hot relies on dramatic ballads and empowering dancefloor anthems that recall the glory days of disco. "Love Is Love" finds the singer able to write a "no matter how different we are, we're all the same" number with heart and conviction. "Are You Man Enough" isn't as sleazy as it sounds -- questioning the listener's confidence rather than just their prowess -- and the cover of Depeche Mode's "People Are People" is everything a dancefloor could hope for. While subduing the lighthearted camp and turning up the drama makes Red Hot a "not for everyone" album, the deepness of it pushes RuPaul's musical legacy more toward Sylvester's than Divine's, and that's progress. [This version of the album contains bonus material.]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2007
Label:
Zyx (Generic)
UPC:
0090204892105
catalogNumber:
4164
Rank:
67892

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

RuPaul   Primary Artist
Siedah Garrett   Background Vocals
Tommy Trujillo   Background Vocals
Sharlotte Gibson   Background Vocals
Darrell Martin   Background Vocals
Miranda Brown   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Siedah Garrett   Composer
Frankie Knuckles   Composer
RuPaul   Composer
Andre Berry   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Martin Gore   Composer
Jimmy Harry   Composer
Eric Kupper   Composer
Sami McKinney   Composer
Tommy Trujillo   Composer,Producer
John Madden   Composer
Derek Brin   Composer,Producer
Joe Carrano   Producer
Darrell Martin   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Willard Brown   Composer
Mathu Anderson   Art Direction
Mathu Andersen   Art Direction
Adam Kagan   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Asaf Amdursky   Composer,Producer
Omri Anghel   Producer

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