If the name "Wicked Games," by Chris Isaak doesn't ring a bell, it will only take a few moments with this track to be pulled back in time and feel immersed in acknowledgement. Wether you were in the womb, or dancing in the clubs when this 1989 track was released, you most certainly have heard this song. Lady Wood was in attendance to Calgary's Folk Festival last year where Chris Isaak was breaking it down with old school melodies, and a very peculiar outfit as seen above. The original "Wicked Games' features Chris on a black and white scened beach, with a super sexy lady friend. Our leading man seems to be dwelling on the wickedness of love, and it's place in this cruel world, but in the end he concludes that "No one loves no one." I would tend to agree, as even the old crotchety neighbour or the conservative OCD teacher has loved or is in love with someone. Love stitches the lining of friendships, families and lovers but it is a wicked game as Chris Isaak tells us.
Check the remix of "Wicked Games," by Adriatique and Thyladomid. It's a free download and it has the same chill vibe the original track carries. If you're interested to see the original chart topping hit with Chris Isaak himself it is featured below. In my opinion Mr.Isaak hit a peak of his career with this video, and I wouldn't be surprised if the half naked visual stimuli made a lot of controversy with the bible thumping parents of the 80s and 90s. Viva la sexy videos!
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