(Sexy) Song of the Day: Tricky “Pumpkin”

While the heyday of trip-hop is considered to have been over ages ago, no one can (or should) underestimate how fantastic this genre of music was, especially when it comes to sexy times. Trip hop takes the seductive essence of jazz, soul, and hip hop, while adding some electronic beats, to create truly orgasm-inspiring music. No joke. There’s no way one can feel un-sexy while listening to the sultry sounds of Massive Attack, Portishead, Hooverphonic, and the like.

And so it is that there are just too many reasons to love today’s (Sexy) Song of the Day: the audio-sexual tune, “Pumpkin” by panty-dropping mastermind, Tricky:


Aside from the fact that it’s fucking Tricky (whose voice can make women’s panties instantly wet), this song also features the sensual vocal stylings of Ms. Alison Goldfrapp and samples “Suffer,” one of my Smashing Pumpkins favorites off the Gish album. Basically, there was absolutely no room for failure when this song was being created, and 17 years later, it continues to hold its own. I can’t imagine how many barely-legals walking around now were conceived to this very song (or let’s face it, to most of the tracks of Tricky’s debut album Maxinquaye)!

So what do you think of Tricky and Goldfrapp’s “Pumpkin”? Is it truly (S)SOTD worthy? Why or why not? Any other suggestions for future (S)SOTDs?

For now, you’ll have to excuse me while I take some “personal time” to revisit some fond hotel memories to the tunes of Tricky. Mmmmmmph.