March 2008
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Exclusive Interviews with Horse and Alicia Bridges
Horse - Red Haired Girl

Scooter Lee

I have no idea if Scooter Lee is gay, but her "two step" version of Alicia Bridges' classic 1978 hit "I Love the Nightlife (Disco Round)" was a perfect opener.

Alicia Bridges 12 inch classic

Playlist (airdate 3/24/08, 70:43)

Scooter Lee - I Love the Nightlife (1995)
Horse - Catch My Fall (2007)
Horse - Careful (1990)
Horse - Hindsight It's a Wonderful Thing (2001) *
Horse - Dear Sophie (2001) *
Horse - This Time (2007)
Horse - Can't Break My Heart (2007)
Cast of "Priscilla Queen of the Desert -
   The Musical" - I Love the Nightlife (2006)
Alicia Bridges - Body Heat (1978)
Alicia Bridges - Play It As It Lays (1979)
Alicia Bridges - This Girl Don't Care (1984)
Alicia Bridges - Broken Woman (2007)
Alicia Bridges - Cheap Affairs (2007) *
Alicia Bridges - Diamond in the Rough (2007)
Alicia Bridges - I Love the Nightlife (Disco Round) (1978)

* = on internet version only

Astrakhan, on a 1985 flexi-disc

This month's show features interviews with two very different artists, but both of whom are passionate about their music. Horse McDonald, who just goes by Horse, and Alicia Bridges, who will always be known for giving the world "I Love the Nightlife (Disco Round)."

If you want to be a thorough collector of Horse's music, you've got your work cut out for you. Since around 1985 there's been a large array of not only the albums, but also CD singles. It seems to me that it's not unusual for many UK artists to release many variations of similar recordings (as done by the Pet Shop Boys and Erasure); makes it fascinating to collect them.

As it's also much harder for an American to have access to these many releases, well, I've only got the major albums by Horse. But I couldn't resist going after perhaps her first release (shown above), a song appearing on a Melody Maker flexidisc…an early version of "And She Smiled" done by a trio Horse was in called Astrakhan, from 1985.

The Power of Touch, 1985You Could Be Forgiven, 1989The Speed of the Beat of my Heart, 1990Sweet Thing, 1989Careful, 1990Shake This Mountain, 1992Celebrate, 1992

Above are just some of the CD singles by Horse, and below is the link to
her sites, and also two interesting "fan sites," that are packed full of information.

and here's a terrific blogsite about Horse:
Can't Blog My Heart

Main Discography:

Same Sky (1990)
God's Home Movie (1993)
Both Sides (2000)
Hindsight, It's a Wonderful Thing (2001)
Only All of Me (2003)
Coveted (2004)
Red Haired Girl (2007)

1990  1993  2000

2001  2003  2004

And, Two more radio interviews with Horse!

For those who can't get enough, here are two interviews with Horse from a few years ago, when she appeared in Houston's KPFT studios on Jimmy Carper's After Hours show. I was pleased to join in the interview. She even graced us with a couple of live songs on the 2000 show.

Horse on After Hours, July 16, 2000, 97 minutes
Horse on After Hours, March 17, 2001, 52 minutes

right, Jimmy Carper, Horse, JD

Jimmy Carper, Horse, JD


1978  1984

Above, the 1978 debut album, and 1984's "Hocus Pocus," on Olivia Record's Second Wave label


Above, insert from the 2007 album "Say It Sister" and a Billboard Magazine add from 1978.
Below, the 1979 follow up album "Play It As It Lays,"and the soundtrack from the movie
"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," which featured three different mixes of
"I Love the Nightlife." "The Girl Don't Care" and "Say It Sister" were both released in 2007.



and you can find videos of her on YouTube