Here Comes Tomorrow
Eighteenth Street Lounge
i, my name is Ayo Jegede, rock journalist and former child actor. In a world filled with furrowed brows, fiscal insecurities, and just a bunch of meanies running through the streets, I think you can agree that we all need a little respite from the sturm and drang of modern life. That’s why I’m here to tell you about Here Comes Tomorrow by Ursula 1000, a new line of songs from Eighteenth Street Lounge. When I’m not being beaten down by monumental credit card debt, worries about my promiscuous teenage daughter, or reconsidering where my life went oh so fucking wrong, I play Here Comes Tomorrow by Ursula 1000 to make me feel groovy.
Eighteenth Street Lounge—the label that brought you Thievery Corporation—has previously specialized in the exotic electronic sounds that have made you kick back and relax. Man, oh man, “Lebanese Blonde” sure was peachy, wasn’t it? Well now they’re throwing something new at you: Here Comes Tomorrow by Ursula 1000, a collection that is sure to make you leap out of your seat and get down and dirty! I remember the first time I heard “Kaboom!” with this crazy British woman saying, “Hello, baby” in the refrain; I almost lost my mind it was so much fun! “U-R-S-U-L-A Ten Oh Oh,” what a catchy little ditty!
But there’s more! Follower “Hello! Let’s Go to a Disco” puts on its best glam rock face but, get this, translates this into the 21st Century! I’m sure Marc Bolan would just love the line: “Are you a girl, or are you a boy? 24th Century Sci-Fi Toy” and just how close it resembles his hit single, “20th Century Boy.” And when the breakdown comes in later with the singer listing the names of metropolises? Well, it’s as if Jock Jams 5 was taken global! Guys, I played this for some of my wildest buddies from college and they were absolutely beside themselves. “Ayo,” Chris told me, “I remember I used to down half of a six pack by myself, but this song makes me feel like I downed the whole thing!”
Then there’s this song called “Elektrik Boogie” that I just gotta tell you about. Notice how it’s spelled? Crazy, right?! This time around Ursula 1000 gets crazy 80’s on us with studio drums and vocals that just make you wanna get down. Oh, and close to the end they throw in this absolutely amazing electric guitar breakdown that’ll make your head just spin. In the words of my promiscuous daughter, this song is “sick.” I’m sure someone like Prince would be flattered to know that he was been copied so well both vocally and lyrically, using lines like “Hey baby, can I call you up? Don’t you wanna party with me? Don’t wanna hear no busy signal, pick up the phone, it’s me.” I mean, I listen to that song and it’s like I’m literally back in 1983!
And guys, there’s tons of foreign funk here too. Check out “Mirkin The Mystic,” which has this amazing Indian vibe going through it with sitars and other Indian things. This song can surely compare to the work of someone like Mercury Prize-winning musician Talvin Singh or The Asian Underground since both dress up the music with plenty of deep bass. Yeah! This album has it all: fun, funk, and flava! So what are you waiting for? Call now to get your copy of Here Comes Tomorrow by Ursula 1000, you’ll be glad you did!
(Note: Ursula 1000 is not for people familiar with Blondie, Prince, T-Rex, David Bowie, Brazilian Girls, Nortec Collective, Talvin Singh, the Austin Powers movies, Basement Jaxx, Electroclash, Synth-Pop, Glam Rock, and the 70’s and/or the 80’s)