Uploaded on Nov 21, 2006
"Marilyn" words and music © by Phoebe Legere
Phoebe wrote about the genesis of this song in her autobiography "American Weimar"
"I fell asleep and Marilyn appeared to me. In my dream she sang this song. I woke up suddenly and wrote down the song.
She is a demon diva, a deathless star. More than human, she is also one of the Undead. They killed her years ago and she just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Highly musical, she gifted me with this song. This song was recorded on a 4 Track Tape Recorder in my bedroom.
I brought it to Epic Records, my label at the time. They said, "You can't sing a song about making love to a woman." They dropped me from the label.
Stubborn, and right, I kept singing the song. The song grew legs, Like Marilyn, the song refused to die. Without promotion, without a label, without a manager, without a boyfriend or husband, with no help, no support and no sympathy, this song is a power song, a death song, a song that just keeps spreading, like a meme, like a virus, like a ghost.
This song was big on College Radio in 1989, even with no promotion, label or manager.
We have over 300,000 views on Google video, and 200,000 views
in one year here on Youtube. That's pretty good for a song by an artist who has no label, no manager and no agent.
The video, shot by Nile Southern, was re=edited by Dead Dog Records when they released a CD in 1994. That was my first album. This is NOT NIle's cut...which is even more amazing...but all of this footage comes from Niles Boulieu camera. I would get all dressed up, bring the boom box down to 10th Street, start lipsynching to the track
Ill have to post the Director's cut one of these days...along with the original rock n roll version from the Island Records soundtrack for Mondo New York.