Malcolm McLaren Madame Butterfly:
That is truly one of the greatest pop songs of all time. It elevated radio to a new level in 1984.
Malcolm McLaren - who died of cancer yesterday, if you did not hear the news - didn't just make music. He identified, enhanced and promoted subcultures. It was Malcolm, not Madonna, who first saw the pop music potential of voguing. His track Deep In Vogue is just as good as her own Vogue, and it actually features the voices of same voguers featured in Jennie Livingson's famous documentary Paris Is Burning (rent it).
There will be many tributes to McLaren over the next few days, but the one I recommend is Annabella Lwin's candid piece for Entertainment Weekly. Malcolm discovered her and made her the lead singer of his controversial pop group Bow Wow Wow, a group that my friends and I adored back in the early 80's when we were just getting into music.
Malcolm McLaren Deep In Vogue (Extended Mix):