Bobby Summer ‎– Pretty Queen

Papersleeve ‎– PS407-12
Vinyl, 12"


A Pretty Queen
B1 Funkasized
B2 African Drive


"Pretty Queen" contains a recorded and song vocal sample of "Shot In The Dark", performed by Michael Zager Band.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Bobby Summer Pretty Queen(12", W/Lbl) Papersleeve none Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
PS 407-3 Bobby Summer Pretty Queen(CD, Single) Papersleeve PS 407-3 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version



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October 20, 2009

This is a unique, tongue-in-cheek trilogy of poppy House music. "Pretty Queen" reminds one of the quirky spirit that is Disco-Pop. I can see it as an anthem for drag queens all over the world, and this is meant as a compliment. Kitchy, clever and cute with fabulous production value and the wink of an 80's eye.

A personal favorite, "African Drive" has the punch and pizazz of an evening limousine ride to the hottest club in town, stepping out in the latest and greatest fashions, champagne glass in hand. It's a diamond-studded, hot-blooded fantastical fever!

"Funkasized" sounds like a dance-floor James Bond theme (perhaps it's the horn hits from Duran Duran's "View To A Kill"?). Light and positive, this song could be perfect to help pull off your next caper.

While I adore the vibe and gusto of this EP, I'd like to add that most of these tracks were seemingly designed to listen to "as is", rather than being DJ friendly for mixing. I find them a little too abrupt to ease into the next track without interupting the flow and fun of Bobby Summer's work. Besides that, all three songs are catchy and fun.