Do You Like My Tight Sweater?

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Do You Like My Tight Sweater?
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Studio album by Moloko
Released 20 October 1995[1]
Recorded 1995; Sheffield, England
Length 66:32
Label Echo, Warner Bros.
Producer Moloko
Moloko chronology
Do You Like My Tight Sweater?
(1995)
I Am Not a Doctor
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]

Do You Like My Tight Sweater? is the first album by the electronic/dance duo Moloko, released in October 1995. The title of the album is derived from the singer Róisín Murphy's pick-up line to Mark Brydon at a party in 1995: "Do you like my tight sweater? See how it fits my body!" A romantic and professional relationship between the two continued for several years after. Do You Like My Tight Sweater? combined three tracks from a 1995 independently released EP Where is the What if the What is in Why? with fourteen new recordings.

This is the only Moloko album to receive a release in the United States (via Warner Bros. Records) as part of the electronica hype of the late 1990s. The album's first single, "Fun for Me", was used on the soundtrack of the 1997 film Batman and Robin, and was used as the theme for a Lucky Strike advertisement.

The album was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry in July 2013,[1] for UK sales exceeding 60,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and produced by Brydon and Murphy.

  1. "Fun for Me" – 5:08
  2. "Tight Sweater" – 0:15
  3. "Day for Night" – 5:23
  4. "I Can't Help Myself" – 5:44
  5. "Circus" – 0:19
  6. "Lotus Eaters" – 7:32
  7. "On My Horsey" – 0:34
  8. "Dominoid" – 4:11
  9. "Party Weirdo" – 7:01
  10. "Tubeliar" – 0:25
  11. "Ho Humm" – 5:38
  12. "Butterfly 747" – 4:30
  13. "Dirty Monkey" – 0:23
  14. "Killa Bunnies" – 2:19
  15. "Boo" – 5:47
  16. "Where is the What if the What is in Why?" – 4:16
  17. "Who Shot the Go-Go Dancer?" – 6:58

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995–96) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[3] 179
UK Albums Chart[4] 92

Singles[edit]

  • "Where is the What if the What is in Why?" (#189 AUS[5])
  • "Fun for Me"
  • "Dominoid" (#65 UK,[4] #148 AUS[5])
  • "Fun for Me" (re-issue) (#36 UK,[4] #4 U.S. Hot Dance Club Play[6])
  • "Day for Night" (#37 U.S. Hot Dance Club Play[6])

Personnel[edit]

  • Róisín Murphy – vocals
  • Mark Brydon – bass guitar, keyboards, guitars, programming, production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BPI > Certified Awards > Search results for Moloko". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Do You Like My Tight Sweater? at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 17 February 2016". imgur.com. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "Official Charts > Moloko". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 15 July 2015". imgur.com. Archived from the original on 16 July 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Billboard > Artists / Moloko > Chart History > Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 17 February 2016.