Episode #90: Josie Cotton

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Musician Josie Cotton came to the attention of thousands of teenagers with her appearance in the 1983 comedy-drama, Valley Girl. She not only performed in the iconic prom scene, but had three of her songs used on the film's soundtrack. After 1995's Frightened by Nightingales, Cotton took a break from recording for over a decade, returning in 2006 with the album, Movie Disaster Music. She's released two more new LPs since then, including the collection of b-movie soundtrack cuts, Invasion of the B-Girls.

The last few months have seen Josie Cotton not only releasing a lost album from 1986 -- Everything Is Oh Yeah, originally intended to be the follow-up to Cotton's sophomore LP, From the Hip -- but also, a brand new single, "Ukranian Cowboy." We spoke with Cotton about all of this and more by phone a couple weeks back.


Josie Cotton, "Johnny Are You Queer?" (Convertible Music)

Josie Cotton, "He Could Be The One" (Convertible Music)

Josie Cotton, "Everything Is Oh Yeah" (Everything Is Oh Yeah)

Josie Cotton, "Ukranian Cowboy" (digital single)

Episode #45, Your Favorite Soundtrack with Bianca Brown & Sarah Jane

On this episode, we continue our summer series, Your Favorite Soundtrack, where we talk to our favorite podcasters about the soundtracks they love. We start with Bianca Brown, co-host of ScreenGab, talking about Amelie. We also talk with Sarah Jane, writer for Talk Film Society, about Valley Girl.

Yann Tiersen, "J'y suis jamais allé" (Amelie OST)
Yann Tiersen, "La valse d'Amélie" (Amelie OST)
The Plimsouls, "A Million Miles Away" (Everywhere At Once)
Josie Cotton, "He Could Be the One" (Convertible Music)
Modern English, "I Melt With You" (After the Snow)