Waltz Darling

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Waltz Darling
Studio album by Malcolm McLaren and The Bootzilla Orchestra
Released 13 July 1989
Recorded Abbey Road Studios, London
Pearl Sound Detroit
The Hit Factory, New York
Genre Dance music
Length 36:23
Label Epic
Producer Malcolm McLaren, "Bootsy" Collins, Phil Ramone, Andy Richards, Maz Kessler, Robby Kilgore, David LeBolt, David A. Stewart
Malcolm McLaren and The Bootzilla Orchestra chronology
Swamp Thing
Waltz Darling
Round The Outside! Round The Outside!
Singles from Waltz Darling
  1. "Waltz Darling"
    Released: May 1989 (May 1989)
  2. "Something's Jumpin' in Your Shirt"
    Released: Aug 1989 (Aug 1989)
  3. "Deep in Vogue"
    Released: May 1989 (May 1989)
  4. "House of the Blue Danube"
    Released: Nov 1989 (Nov 1989)
  5. "Call a Wave"
    Released: 1990 (1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B link

Waltz Darling is the fourth studio album by Malcolm McLaren (his only with The Bootzilla Orchestra) released in 1989. The album spawned several popular singles, most notably "Deep in Vogue" a collaboration with Willi Ninja, best known for his appearance in the documentary film Paris is Burning,[1] which introduced vogue style of dance to the mainstream.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "House Of The Blue Danube (An Instrumental)" (Featuring Bootsy Collins and Jeff Beck) Malcolm McLaren 4:54
2. "Something's Jumpin' In Your Shirt" (Featuring Lisa Marie) Maz Kessler, Robby Kilgore, Malcolm McLaren 4:51
3. "Waltz Darling" (Introducing Lourdes and Pretty Fatt) David LeBolt, Malcolm McLaren 4:27
4. "Shall We Dance"   Malcolm McLaren 4:40
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Deep in Vogue" (Introducing Lourdes and Willie Ninja) David LeBolt, Malcolm McLaren 4:02
6. "Call A Wave" (Featuring Jeff Beck and Introducing Gina Cie) Malcolm McLaren 4:14
7. "Algernon's Simply Awfully Good At Algebra" (Introducing Miss Ndea) Malcolm McLaren, Dave A. Stewart 4:01
8. "I Like You In Velvet"   Maz Kessler, Robby Kilgore, Malcolm McLaren 5:17


  • Lord Frederick Leighton – Front Cover Painting: "Flaming June"
  • The Leisure Process – Sleeve Design
  • Jay Healey – Mixing
  • Kevin Davies – Photography
  • Robin Derrick – Photography


  1. ^ Juan Battle, Sandra L. Barnes, Black sexualities: probing powers, passions, practices, and policies, pp. 26–9.