Listen to Captain Sensible’s ‘Wot‘ from Pose
The LGBTQ-focused musical dance drama Pose has some of the best 1980s music on any TV series soundtrack in years.
In just episode 1 of the new FX series, we were treated to iconic songs from Donna Summer, Chaka Khan, Club Nouveau, Whitney Houston, Kate Bush, Diana Ross, 10cc, Peech Boys, Dead Prez, The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Laid Back, Klymaxx, Mary Jane Girls and my favorite the iconic Captain Sensible’s ‘Wot‘.
The Captain Sensible track ‘Wot’ was played on Pose as Pray Tell embarrasses Angel in front of the entire ball by calling her Halstron from JC Penney.
And it’s a song that, if you were doing the club scene in the early 1980s like I was, you will have danced to a thousand times.
Because ‘Wot‘ was a dance hit in both the UK.and the US, doing incredibly well in the UK, where it was on the charts for seven weeks, and hitting the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Singles at number 24. The song was also popular in continental Europe.
As for Captain Sensible, aka Raymond Ian Burns, he was actually one of the founders of the punk band The Damned, where he played bass and guitar. He left the band not long after to go solo, and had a pretty decent solo career in the 1980s with songs like ‘Wot‘, ‘Happy Talk’ and ‘There Are More Snakes Than Ladders‘.
His songs were always catchy, with smarter lyrics than he was often giving credit for, and quite addictive.
Listen to Captain Sensible’s ‘Wot‘ in both the video and the Spotify widget below. And do be sure to tune into FX’s Pose next Sunday night as, if you love classic 1980s music, you are going to love this.