Please help me find the hippie stripper soundtrack of my dreams!
April 2, 2014 3:19 PM   Subscribe

I'm interested in finding songs that are like Massive Attack's 'Angel' and Velvet Underground's 'Venus in Furs' - songs that are a combination of sensual and trancy/trippy. Pandora is not cooperating, so it may be a job best suited to the human ear. I'd eventually like to compose a playlist, so bring on the suggestions!
posted by Selena777 to Media & Arts (41 answers total) 81 users marked this as a favorite
The band Black Box Recorder is your friend.
posted by drjimmy11 at 3:21 PM on April 2, 2014 [3 favorites]

If I were a stripper, I'd strip to Strict Machine.
posted by sevensnowflakes at 3:23 PM on April 2, 2014 [4 favorites]

Single Gun Theory
posted by pompomtom at 3:23 PM on April 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

I believe Glory Box by Portishead is the standard answer to this question.
posted by fshgrl at 3:27 PM on April 2, 2014 [6 favorites]

8MM, Give It Up. Probably other tracks, too
posted by crush-onastick at 3:31 PM on April 2, 2014

Pixies - Is She Weird
Bjork - Army of Me
posted by melissasaurus at 3:35 PM on April 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Smoke City Underwater Love

The whole album.
posted by sciencegeek at 3:46 PM on April 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Slightly slower, but Radiohead Street Spirit
posted by Blitz at 3:58 PM on April 2, 2014

FC Kahuna: Hayling
posted by 4ster at 4:10 PM on April 2, 2014 [3 favorites]

"Come to Me" by Björk
posted by milk white peacock at 4:10 PM on April 2, 2014

Julia Holter - Try To Make Yourself A Work Of Art
M83 - Lower Your Eyelids To Die With The Sun

(I only saw the 'hippie stripper' part of the question after posting this. I guess these tracks would make... interesting stripper soundtracks. Like seeing God during a lapdance?)
posted by naju at 4:10 PM on April 2, 2014

Elysian Fields - Live for the Touch or pretty much anything else by them.
posted by therewithal at 4:26 PM on April 2, 2014

Perhaps Morcheeba?
posted by sciencegeek at 4:36 PM on April 2, 2014 [4 favorites]

The band you're looking for is The Black Angels. For a start, anyway.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 4:55 PM on April 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Esthero's 'Country Living (The World I Know)'?
posted by Caravantea at 4:56 PM on April 2, 2014

All of that album by Kruder and Dorfmeister is really good (The K & D Sessions).
posted by zscore at 5:51 PM on April 2, 2014

Try on my 6 Underground Pandora station. Plenty of the above mentioned bands, plus Garbage, Mazzy Starr, Amon Tobin, and others.
posted by bfranklin at 5:52 PM on April 2, 2014 [3 favorites]

Austra - Spellwork
Blonde Redhead - The Dress
Phantogram - Mouthful of Diamonds
Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
Tamaryn - The Waves
posted by otolith at 6:01 PM on April 2, 2014

For a more analog sound, try Beats Antique. (Bonus: They often give away older albums.)
posted by wintersweet at 6:43 PM on April 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

This Marvin Gaye/Radiohead mashup: Sexual High
This is a little slow but it always sounds earthy and sexy to me: La Mamounia by Moroccan Spirit
posted by jessamyn at 6:53 PM on April 2, 2014

For anyone with Rdio, I’ve made a playlist of songs mentioned so far (couldn’t find a few of them):

Hippie Stripper Soundtrack
posted by Ryon at 7:03 PM on April 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Télépopmusik - Just Breathe
posted by Brent Parker at 8:03 PM on April 2, 2014

Another by Tricky: Over Me.
posted by BibiRose at 10:24 PM on April 2, 2014

Elizabeth Fraser singing This Love.
posted by BibiRose at 10:28 PM on April 2, 2014

Supreme Beings of Leisure - Never the Same, good but maybe even a bit too on the nose. Their first self-titled album and Divine Operating System, their second, might be a good place to search for the kind of tracks you're looking for.
posted by C^3 at 10:53 PM on April 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

I don't know how much lyrics count for you - I tend to listen more to harmonies and rhythms and less to lyrics, so my suggestions might not work for you on a lyrics basis, but they all "sound sexy" to me, in a similar-ish way to Angel (though I tend toward the electronic end of things):

Bush - Mouth (Stingray Mix) - SEXY.
Magnetic Man feat. John Legend - Getting Nowhere
Poe - Hey Pretty (Drive-By Remix)
Sietta - What Am I Supposed To Do?
Enigma - Sadeness (really old now, and probably too cheesy/overwrought for a hippie stripper playlist, but still. Gosh do I feel old suggesting this!)
Conjure One - Demon Inside
∆AIMON - Maasym
Garbage - Push It
Peeping Tom ft. Rahzel and Dan the Automator - Mojo
posted by po at 2:26 AM on April 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

Buck 65, Drawing Curtains

Mia Doi Todd, Digital 2.2

posted by Nibbly Fang at 6:44 AM on April 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

This Rebirth of Cool compilation is pretty great.
posted by backwards guitar at 9:37 AM on April 3, 2014

Burial remix of Paradise Circus
posted by yoHighness at 2:21 PM on April 3, 2014

And maybe Cibo Matto - Sugar Water
posted by yoHighness at 2:28 PM on April 3, 2014

Ruby- Paraffin
posted by stagewhisper at 4:22 PM on April 3, 2014

Aluminum Group - w/o the Erte (this sample is the best I could find)
Air - Sexy Boy
posted by hydrophonic at 10:51 PM on April 3, 2014

Death In Vegas - Dirge
posted by ninebelow at 7:07 AM on April 4, 2014

Thanks for the suggestions and playlist, everybody! It's going to be an awesome weekend sorting through it all and discovering more work from the bands mentioned.
posted by Selena777 at 9:43 PM on April 4, 2014

Wicked Beat Sound System. Track 2, I Don't Wanna Know and track 9, Stay With Me 'Til Dawn.
posted by ImsoAeriginal at 3:02 PM on April 7, 2014

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