"Any Which Way" is familiar sonic territory for ver Scissters. Dirty funk is the way Jake Shears likes it. At least that's the word on the street and in the chatrooms. :) Bless his sox.
Something tells me this should have been the first single. However, I understand they wanted to stretch a little by releasing a stadium sized anthem first as an unexpected sign of growth. Showing the press they've developed as a band. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
Even everyone's favorite Aussie pop rocket, Kylie Minogue, makes an appearance. You can hear her most prominently in the middle 8 breakdown around the 2.50 mark.
Let's face it. The best part of the song is Ana Mantronic's spoken word section which is the campest thing this side of a midnight screening of "Showgirls" in West Hollywood.
You know, baby, when I was taking my pantyhose outta their egg this evening I thought, "I'm gonna find that man that is the right shade of bottle tan. A man that smells like cocoa butter and cash." She's one sassy broad!
Ana's giving away her age in that seedy, little soliloquy. For the children out there in the blogoshpere who are too young to get the reference, allow us to teach you a lesson in pop culture from the 70s and 80s.
That's Linda Gray. She went on to play Sue Ellen on "Dallas". You remember Southfork. Don't you?
I don't know about you, folks, but I always play shuffleboard in a short skirt and heels.