Before discussion of climate was taken over by “science,” soul singers were using temperature, seasons, and yes, even precipitation, as metaphors for love and heart break. In this classic jam, Peebles laments the sweet memories of lost love in the falling rain on her window. Despite the pain in her voice, the track is upbeat and full of hope–suggesting there is a double rainbow waiting for us after the rain.
The track was also the inspiration for Missy Elliot’s “The Rain”.
Four years and a hundred sweaty dancefloors in the making, it’s The Fatback 4th Anniversary! Upstairs at Liv, defy the laws of gravity and common decency with THE FATBACK FUNK ODYSSEY. Deep cuts in deep space, y’all. Then, ease on down to the ground floor for the FATBACK FAMILY CIRCUS, featuring a second sound system, a third bar, and a menagerie of props and costume pieces to set the mood. Keep your eyes peeled for special guests, surprise performances, and that sudden, overwhelming realization that this must be the place.
Saturday, January 21 @ Liv (2001 11th St NW)
Doors at 10:00pm