Twenty-two years ago today, August 20, 1996, Type O Negative released their fourth studio album, October Rust, which featured the organ-heavy ode to polyamorous relationships, "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend." The album came three years after the band's platinum-selling Bloody Kisses and carried similar themes regarding sexuality, addressed with singer Peter Steele's signature tawdry sense of humor and dark sensuality.
Shortly after the release of October Rust, the group performed the song for MTV's long-running heavy-metal show Headbangers Ball. While the single failed to chart in the U.S (it reached a peak position of #15 on the Official Finish Charts) it remains a fan favorite to this day. The official music video (which you can see below) is a Technicolor dream romp starring Steele and his two lyrical "girlfriends," and has amassed nearly eight-million views on the official Roadrunner Records YouTube channel alone.
Ever the image-conscious front man, the live performance shows the late singer crooning seductively into the microphone with his face obscured by long black hair, his dramatic tongue-rolls with every "r" played up even further in the live setting. The frenzied light show and spirited grooving of the band accentuates the Sixties psychedelic feel of the track while the enigmatic Steele and his low-slung bass hold steady front and center.