How on earth have I lived as long as I have and never heard this song or seen this ABSOLUTELY batshit bananas music video? It’s the indomitable Eartha Kitt, fresh off the success of her 1983 comeback gay dance hit “Where Is My Man?,” singing “I Love Men” on a German variety show. As she purrs her way through the number (in that way that she had) a number of Village People rejects bump and grind and all but climax onto each other. You have to see it to believe it. As Back2Stonewall puts it:
“Its hard to out-camp Eartha Kitt, but these boys gave it the old bathouse try.”
I Love Men is a 1984 studio album by Eartha Kitt, her first album recorded for 14 years. Produced by French record producer Jacques Morali, who had previously produced recordings by the Village People and The Ritchie Family. This album features Kitt performing Euro disco, dance tracks. The first single released from the album “Where Is My Man” had been previously released in 1983 and had returned Kitt to the UK charts after an absence of 28 years. The single reached #36 after entering the chart in November 1983 and charted in several European countries. and also made the Top 10 of the US Billboard dance chart, where it reached #7. The title track “I Love Men” was issued as the second single and this charted in the UK at #50 in the summer of 1984. The success of this album led to a new collaboration between Kitt and Jacques Morali in 1985 when they recorded two more tracks, “I Don’t Care” and “This Is My Life”; the latter also went on to chart in the UK in 1986 at #73.
And just for fun, let’s revisit the classic “Where Is My Man?” It is Friday night, after all.