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1000 Fires
Traci Lords
1000 Fires
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
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"Let me kiss it and make it better," purrs the X-rated vixen turned mainstream actress as she attempts (on "Control," the first single) to get a rise out of the techno audience. With writing/production from Babble (ex-Thom...  more »


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All Artists: Traci Lords
Title: 1000 Fires
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Fontana Mca
Original Release Date: 2/28/1995
Release Date: 2/28/1995
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Styles: Techno, Rave, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 008811121129, 008811121143

"Let me kiss it and make it better," purrs the X-rated vixen turned mainstream actress as she attempts (on "Control," the first single) to get a rise out of the techno audience. With writing/production from Babble (ex-Thompson Twins), the KLF's Ben Watkins and Mike Edwards of Jesus Jones, the music is sleek, robotic, and primed for clubbers who'll view her as the camp descendant of disco queen Amanda Lear. "Outlaw Lover" is worthy of Mitsou and the serious tone of "Father's Field" tells us not to treat her too lightly. --Jeff Bateman

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All Hail Goddess Traci
Noah O'Toole | Huntington, West Virginia | 04/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very rarely does a CD come along I can listen to from beginning to end without even skipping one track. In fact, with the exception of this CD, there are none. "1,000 Fires" is the best CD I have ever heard and that is not just because I am a huge Traci Lords fan.This album has something for everyone. If you are into the hard tempo dance gooves of raw techno, the sexy "Control" and "Outlaw Lover" are for you. If you're like me and prefer a trance inducing trip-hop sound, check out "Say Something", "I Want You", and "Distant Land", which is the song Traci sang in her movie "Underworld". My personal favorite is the flamenco-tinged sound of "Fallen Angel", written about the death of Kurt Cobain and an appropriate title on this vixens album. Also don't over look the haunting melody of "Father's Field", a true song written about the rape she endured at the hands of her father. And finish off the album dancing and laughing at song "Okey Dokey", whose main (and only) lines are "okey dokey doggy daddy yummy mummy sugar". I can't praise her enough. Buy this album, I guarentee you'll LOVE it!"
Say something
Erica Anderson | Minneapolis, MN | 08/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The only good thing to ever come out of the horrible "Mortal Kombat" movies is the killer soundtracks. One of my favorite songs from the original "Mortal Kombat" soundtack is Traci Lords' track "Control". I love Traci's breathless vocals and the fast paced techno beats. I finally got around to buying her album "1000 Fires" a week ago and I was quite surprised to find out how good the cd. The music is all written by the legendary techno act Juno Reactor including "Control". The lyrics on the other hand are something to be less than desired. I found the lyrics to be silly, and sometimes stupid like on "Okey Dokey" and "Good-n-Evil". "Okey Dokey" has to have the worst lyrics I have ever heard. The song itself has a good beat but the lyrics are awful. I was suprised to hear that not all of the cd sounds like "Control" but has a smooth, seductive trip hop feel like on "Distant Land" and "Fly". My favorite songs on the cd has to be the catchy "Fallen Angel" and "Outlaw Lover". I especially dug the infectious hooks of "Outlaw Lover" despite the silly lyrics. The album is by far from perfect but it is better than I was expecting it to be. Normally any actor who tries to become a musician usually fails miserably by my standards but Traci does a remarkably good job. Now if only she can work on her songwriting abilities."
Traci Lords: The Newest Diva of Dance!
Erica Anderson | 07/02/1997
(5 out of 5 stars)

"FANASTIC! Unlike most techno albums, Lords debut goes beyond simple rave standards and packs an album full of meaningful energy and alot of feeling. It starts off with the hit single 'Control' (from the film "Mortal Kombat") and takes you into a virtual dance wonderland. The songs inculde hardcore pieces ('Good n' Evil'), soft ballads ('Distant Land'), and even campy tunes ('Okey-Dokey'). Every track is a winner, not one fails to loose your intrest. A standout piece includes 'Father's Field', an emotional account of a painful (and true) experience that happened to Lords. Her openess in this song is amazing and reveals a vunerability that isn't very common in techno. Lords has established herself as a true artist, and proven that there's more to a "Melrose Place" star than good looks. She's a Madonna for the 21st century! END"