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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Good Morning, I Would Like to “Sex You Up.”

posted by on November 30 at 9:01 AM

If there was ever a skeezier (and therefore more strangely awesome) boy band than COLOR ME BADD, I would like you to name them. Here’s the video for their biggest hit, I WANT TO SEX YOU UP—which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that it doesn’t matter what your hair looks like, you can eventually find someone to have sex with you.

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Hmmm... How about "Four Gay Boys Desperately Pretending to be Straight". Although I suppose the same could be said for most boy bands.

Posted by SDA in SEA | November 30, 2006 10:19 AM

I don't remember who it was but they did a song about "candy-coated rain drops." That's freaky-deaky Dan Savage type stuff right there.

Posted by drip drip | November 30, 2006 10:22 AM

I'm just glad that potential sex offenders have an outlet.

Posted by B | November 30, 2006 10:33 AM

I enjoy that the guy with the worst hair (the long curly fro thing) only gets to have sex in a last-guy-around-before-I-die might-as-well-fuck situation with a broken elevator.

Posted by Dee in sf | November 30, 2006 10:55 AM

I did not realize Kennny G was a member of Color Me Bad

Posted by B-LO | November 30, 2006 11:01 AM

As a born-and-raised Oklahoman, it's STILL a point of pride for many Oklahomans that Color Me Badd is from Oklahoma City. It goes without saying that there aren't many celebrities from Oklahoma.

Posted by Joey in SF (soon to be NYC) | November 30, 2006 11:05 AM

Didn't Ice Cube produce their record or something?

Posted by fofo | November 30, 2006 11:42 AM

drip drip,
soul for real - candy rain
the video:

Posted by donte | November 30, 2006 12:30 PM

I think you mean "As a born-and-raised Oklahoma CITIANS, it's STILL a point of pride for many Oklahomans that Color Me Badd is from Oklahoma City." Us Tulsans thought they were crap.

It really wasn't until the Flaming Lips broke out that OKC produced a band better than anything Tulsa has produced (The Gap Band, Bob Willis and the Texas Playboys, Hanson).

And there are tons of celebrities from Oklahoma. It's just that half of them deny ever being from Oklahoma, and the other half are country singers.

Posted by dw | November 30, 2006 12:52 PM

why doesn't anyone dance like this any more? bah!

i love this song.

Posted by gforce | November 30, 2006 2:13 PM

Those nifty black ink script tattoos all the rappers wear nowadays - no, scratch that, they've become so ubiquitous that you see effiminate rocker kids with them blasted across their collarbones and fore arms now - those things originated in California's Youth Authority over 40 year ago. They're normally attributed to Freddie Negrete for actually reaching the shops on the street and have been a staple of California gang culture ever since and have obviously grown far beyond that.

In their earliest manifestations, the text tattooed on the body would most commonly be a popular slogan like "Mi Vida Loca" or "Born To Raise Hell". Soon after, the most common thing you would see were popular song titles like, "Try Me", "Somebody Please", "Momma Tried" and so on and so on.

By the 90s, this trend had solidified and while incarcerated I encountered some real post-modern gems (often spelled correctly!) like the song titles "My Perogotive" and "Stone Cold Gentleman". Things had evolved past putting the titles of classic Oldies on your body to make a statment. This week's #1 chart topper was now "look at me" fodder for the human billboard. Of all the crazy ones I've seen, to this day nothing makes me laugh more than the crazy cholo dude I seen who had the title of Color Me Badd's "I Wanna Sex You Up" adorning his neck.

On a side note, not to be a one trick pony, this same cat had his last name mispelled on his back.

...and that's one to grow on.

Posted by I Know, I Know...Long Set Up, Meh Pay Off | November 30, 2006 4:06 PM

I cannot lie: I love new jack swing. And this is so new jack swing.

Posted by Ariel | November 30, 2006 5:53 PM

werd up, ariel!!!!

NJS is primed for a comeback!

tch-ch-ch-tch... (kick stepping)

Posted by gforce | November 30, 2006 6:44 PM

Ok, this is weird: just did a little quicky web research and found that the dude with the worst hair went on to become the most successful of the bunch, writing music for Jessica Simpson and marrying an American Idol. WTF?

Posted by Ariel | November 30, 2006 7:40 PM

B-LO #5, that's what I thought too!

I've never actually listened to this song before. It;s kind of creepy that one of the refrain lines is "we'll do it 'til we both wake up". Does that mean they're sleep-fucking?

Posted by genevieve | November 30, 2006 7:50 PM

hey, is that Shelley from Twin Peaks @ 2:23?

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