Dirty Talk (Klein + M.B.O. song)

"Dirty Talk" is the debut single by Klein + M.B.O., released in 1982. It is from their debut studio album, First.

"Dirty Talk"
Single by Klein + M.B.O.
from the album First
GenreItalo disco[1]
  • Zanza
  • 25 West
  • Mario Boncaldo
  • Tony Carrasco
Klein + M.B.O. singles chronology
"Dirty Talk"
"More Dirty Talk"

Critical reception Edit

Slant Magazine placed "Dirty Talk" at number 67 on its 100 Greatest Dance Songs, commenting "that the lack of effective sex banter doesn't at all hinder 1982's 'Dirty Talk' is a testament to the wonderfully nonsensical charms of Italo disco. [...] The percolating rhythms, though, were nothing to laugh at—that tubular bassline sounds suspiciously like a 303, and even if it wasn't, 'Dirty Talk' provided more than a few footsteps to house."[1]

Pitchfork Media included the song on The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present.[2]

Cover versions Edit

French recording duo Miss Kittin & The Hacker covered "Dirty Talk" for their 1998 EP Champagne,[3] and also included the song as a b-side for their single "1982".[4]

Cultural impact Edit

The song's arrangement was later used in the 1983 song "Blue Monday" by New Order. In 2005, "Dirty Talk" was included on the compilation album Back to Mine: Pet Shop Boys by the Pet Shop Boys. In 2007, "Dirty Talk" was included on the compilation album Back to Mine: Röyksopp by Röyksopp,[5] which charted at number 24 on the Norwegian Albums Chart.[6] Timbaland used an uncredited sample of the song "Dirty Talk" on the song "Bounce" from his album Shock Value.[7]

Charts Edit

Chart (1982) Peak
US Hot Dance Club Songs[8] 14

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "100 Greatest Dance Songs". Slant Magazine. 30 January 2006. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  2. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott; Schreiber, Ryan, eds. (November 2008). The Pitchfork 500. Simon & Schuster. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-4165-6202-3.
  3. ^ "Miss Kittin and the Hacker* – Champagne! E.P." Discogs. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Miss Kittin and the Hacker* – 1982 (Champagne! Single) (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  5. ^ Raman, Steven (1 June 2007). "Röyksopp – Back to Mine". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Röyksopp – Back to Mine". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  7. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (27 March 2007). "Timbaland: Timbaland Presents: Shock Value". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 29 March 2007.
  8. ^ "Klein & MBO – Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 January 2014.