Photos: Dean & Britta playing Unseen Warhol in Pittsburgh

Some photos of last weekend’s premiere of Unseen Warhol have been posted on Flickr by stupid blue

Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films
Dean & Britta perform while Antoine and Nico eat bananas

Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films
Dean & Britta, and Susan Bottomly with a whip
Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films
Dean & Britta play while Gerard Malanga kisses Mary Woronov’s boot of shiny, shiny leather
Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films
Britta playing behind Eleanor Friedberger (and in front of Edie Sedgewick)

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a review of the show:

You know what you’re going to get from Dean & Britta (Phillips) and it’s always good and Velvety. He put his psych guitar tone on surfy rocker “Paraphernalia” (Susan Bottomly dancing with a whip) and “Where Did Everyone Go?” to accompany Nico eating a banana (seductively, of course) with Antoine in front of the iconic Warhol/VU banana logo. The couple went a few shades darker for the black-and-white “Kiss the Boot,” which had poet/filmmaker Gerard Malanga lying submissively at the feet of Warhol superstar Mary Woronov.

The show, which also features Martin Rev (Suicide) and Tom Verlaine plays at Royce Hall, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Los Angeles on Friday (24th October) and then BAM in NYC from the 6th to the 8th of November.

Originals: You Turned My Head Around by Ann-Margret (covered by Dean and Britta)

1966 ... Ann Margret as paintbrush!
You Turned My Head Around was written by Lee Hazelwood and first released by singer and actress Ann-Margret on a single on LHI Records in 1968. It also got released (as You Turn My Head Around) on the re-issue of the Lee Hazlewood/Ann-Margret CD The Cowboy and The Lady in 2000.

Dean & Britta’s cover was on their 2007 album Back Numbers and was called You Turned My Head Around, it was accompanied by this lovely video, where it’s called You Turn My Head Around.

The inconsistent naming was beginning to bother me… so much so that I wrote a blog post moaning about it… Dean then emailed me to clear things up (a little)…

My original 7″ single calls the song “You Turned My Head Around”, which is how it is registered with the songwriting society also, so that’s what I went with for our CD.

But on the Lee Hazlewood CD “The Cowboy and the Lady” (the song was not on the original vinyl release of that album, but was added as a bonus to the CD) it is listed as “You Turn”.

Originals: Friday I’m in Love by The Cure (covered by Dean & Britta)

This one slipped through the net way back in the Fs, so here’s a bonus this week. Friday I’m in Love was the second single from The Cure’s 1992 album Wish. According to Wikipedia this toe-curling dogs breakfast of a video won “Best Music Video” at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards (I guess that may say more about the 90s than about the video itself? Or maybe more about what I find toe-curling.)

Dean and Britta covered the track for a 2008 tribute album Just Like Heaven.

Originals: White Horses by Jacky (covered by Dean and Britta)

Radio Times scan lifted from this White Horses site

White Horses was written by Michael Carr and Ben Nisbett for the UK import of Yugoslavian/German TV show Ferien in Lipizza, it was credited to “Jacky”, who is actually Jackie Lee. The theme song was so successful that it was apparently dubbed back onto non-English versions of the show.

Dean & Britta covered the song on their second album, Back Numbers, in 2007.

Later that year Sonic Cathedral Records released a seven inch single with a Sonic Boom remix of the track and a “version Française”
MP3: Dean & Britta – White Horses (version Française)

The single has sold out but you can get the Sonic Boom remix on Cathedral Classics Vol 1 for a couple of quid – which is quite the bargain!

Here’s a live version recorded for the World Cafe in 2007
MP3: Dean & Britta – White Horses (live on WXPN, 8th March 2007)

The song has been covered by a hatful of cool folk, most of whom you can find in this post on Everything’s Swirling.

Originals: We’re Not Supposed to Be Lovers by Adam Green (covered by Dean and Britta)

E. River
Adam Green’s original of We’re Not Supposed to be Lovers was released on his second solo album “friends of Mine” in 2003.

Dean & Britta’s cover appeared on their Words You Used to Say EP in 2008
MP3: Dean & Britta – We’re Not Supposed to be Lovers

Here’s a live version recorded at a secret gig in Copenhagen in 2007:

MP3: Dean & Britta – We’re Not Supposed to be Lovers (live in Copenhagen)

And here’s a sweet blurry video of that show