As I wrote in my previous post, Passionate Kisses was the 3rd single released from COCO. It was an edited version that lopped off the piano solo that’s on the album version of the song. PK became a top 10 hit on the Billboard Country Singles chart in the spring of 1993.
The CD single, pictured above, is a promotional copy/not for sale single that was released to radio stations. This was a particularly cool find for me because of the lipstick kisses on both the CD and the back insert.
PK also had a music video to accompany it which you can see here: http://youtu.be/A7l8lz4Urn4
The black & white video was shot in and around Washington, D.C., MCC’s home at the time. You can see the Jefferson Memorial, The Capitol building, and a quick frame or two of King Street Blues, a BBQ restaurant in Old Town Alexandria which at one time displayed an autographed photo of MCC raving about their garlic mashed potatoes.
It had been well over 6 months from her last video. And in country music land, then, now and probably forever, the video was/is so important to the success of a song. I was on the edge of my seat, the coffee table really, waiting for the video to begin. When she finally came on the screen, her hair was much longer than it had been in the I Feel Lucky video. I had been to the hairdressers that day and upon seeing her long hair, I regretted that I had mine cut so short.
In one interview, Mary Chapin, who had been on tour with Lucinda Williams, revealed that singing the song live made her feel strong and so she kept telling Lucinda that, until Lucinda was so tired of hearing it, she ended up giving MCC her blessing to record the song for herself.
What a great gift this song is to us. Thanks Lucinda!
Over & Out,