John Waters Set To Release Valentines Day Album

New Line Records has announced the release of A DATE WITH JOHN WATERS, a heartfelt and touchingly bizarre compilation of love songs selected by the legendary filmmaker himself. Set for a February 6, 2007 release, this Valentine’s Day album is the follow up to Waters’ Christmas album, A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS, which The Associated Press called a “perfect antidote for those weary of hearing the same saccharine Christmas songs over and over.” A DATE WITH JOHN WATERS is a collection of oddities dating back to the first record Waters ever shoplifted, “Tonight You Belong to Me” by Patience and Prudence. “So Stolen, so pure, so good” says Waters.

In a career that now spans 40 years, John Waters has moved from the margins of culture to today’s cockeyed mainstream, applying his iconoclastic perspective and aesthetic to filmmaking, writing, acting, photography and, now, putting his perverse talents to use curating holiday musical recordings. A DATE WITH JOHN WATERS features songs intended to seduce, startle and delight with innocent sexuality. While the punk rock JET BOY JET GIRL may get one in the mood for a night of close conversation with John Waters, Mink Stole’s SOMETIMES I WISH I HAD A GUN could be the song that turns the date into a home run. Waters asks “Wanna get married? Just kidding. Me neither” but the ultimate song of rage and jealousy, ALL I CAN DO IS CRY makes even Waters himself, consider the unthinkable …falling in love!

In the liner notes to A DATE WITH JOHN WATERS, Waters writes: “Come on over, let’s listen to some tunes. Have a seat on my sofa. Think I invited you over here to discuss the future of independent film? Hell no, I’m lookin’ for a little action.”
Track Listing for A DATE WITH JOHN WATERS:
 1. Tonight You Belong To Me – Patience & Prudence
 2. Jet Boy Jet Girl – Elton Motello
 3. Ain’t Got No Home – Clarence “Frogman” Henry
 4. I’d Love To Take Orders From You – Mildred Bailey
 5. In Spite of Ourselves – John Prine with Iris DeMent
 6. All I Can Do Is Cry – Ike & Tine Turner
 7. Big Girls Don’t Cry – Edith Massey
 8. Imitation of Life – Earl Grant
 9. Sometimes I Wish I Had A Gun – Mink Stole
 10. Johnny Are You Queer? – Josie Cotton
 11. (Night Time Is) The Right Time – Ray Charles
 12. Hit The Road To Dreamland – Dean Martin
 13. If I Knew You Were Coming I’d’ve Baked A Cake – Eileen Barton
 14. Bewildered – Shirley & Lee

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