Another taster song now available for streaming in the usual outlets – the Dominguinhos/Anastácia Brazilian composition ‘Eu So Quero Un Xodó‘.
Kirsty’s love of Latin music began at a very early age – one of the first records she owned was a collection of Mexican Mariachi music. Having taught herself Spanish and Portuguese, prior to making her 2000 album ‘Tropical Brainstorm’, she contemplated a collection of Latin covers, including this previously unreleased song, recorded with long-term collaborator Pete Glenister. Eventually she decided, “I didn’t want to try and fail at being the Buena Vista Social Club. I wanted to succeed at being Kirsty MacColl.”
Gilberto Gil’s famous version of the song appeared on the David Byrne compiled 80s collection ‘Brazil Classics 1 – Beleza Tropical’ (which should be in everyone’s collection by the way). Here’s a live version of Gil with Dominguinhos.