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Song of the day – 13: Everybody Was In The French Resistance… Now!

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Oh, this is just wonderful, pure el Records – Bad Dream Fancy Dress, Louis Phillippe, Songs For The Jet Set. My six-year-old laptop is freezing every few seconds, the music is crackly and distorted, but I just had to play this album twice through this morning. This particular song features members of Art Brut and The Blood Arm singing a reply song to Avril Lavigne – but don’t let that put you off. I’ve only just stumbled across that knowledge, and was perfectly happy in my ignorance, imagining them perhaps as a bunch of kids who grew up listening to Pulp and Meanwhile Back In Communist Russia, glorying in the new-found freedom that only spoken word accompanied by super-melodic harmonies can bring.

(I also, erroneously, assumed that the song’s title was some form of tribute to Jonathan Richman.)

I am fully expecting Eddie Argos to book The Thin Kids as his world-wide support any day now. Indeed, we’re just learning ‘Formed A Band’, even though it’s ridiculously complicated for such a simple song.

Oh, and the song…

0 Responses to Song of the day – 13: Everybody Was In The French Resistance… Now!

  1. Erika March 1, 2010 at 3:59 am

    debates over the enduring value of "topical song writing" aside, I think it's about time someone called attention to some of the more unbalanced lyrics found in bubble-gum pop. "I'd rather see you dead little girl than to be with another man.."

  2. Jerry March 8, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    (from Facebook)

    Mike Wolf
    "Bad Dream Fancy Dress" are four words that always draw my attention. Curry crazy! &c.;
    01 March at 05:49 ·

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