19 July 2004

Jodie Foster


Jodie has inspired many people with her music. All twelve are now in various Maximum Security Twilight Homes for the Wired and Weird. This is why.

Jodie Foster - La vie c'est chouette

She was good in Freaky Friday thought, wasn't she?

While I'm on a kitsch / bad listening binge. How about the greatest love/parasite song ever:

Brute Force - Tapeworm of Love

All together now: The tapeworm of love, yeah!. Actually, I like this song and actually think it transcends it's natural kitschiness to become a genuinely moving elegy to the desperations of love.

And it's miles better than anything put out by The Stills.

NOTE: this song will only help you lose weight as part of a calorie controlled diet.

Okay, so now I think you must be ready for a true rock classic:

Screaming Jay Hawkins - I put a spell on you - seeing the Crazy World of Arthur Brown play this at Glastonbury a few years ago was one fo the most frightening experiences of my life. Yeah, I could've blamed the mushrooms but Arthur just completely freaked me out and I swear he was pointing at me and my mate Mike as he emerged through the dry ice...

This leads us inexorably onward to:

The Terminal Sunglasses - The Terminal Theme which gives lie to the idea that 'theme' songs are always crap. If you like The Cramps and their ilk this is an excellent introduction to an excellent band (imagine my face right now, no smirks just stuffed full of sincerity)

The opening few seconds is not only a great start but also informative, especially if you know nothing about the technicalities of modern sound recording.

Okay, things have been going too well and the music's just been getting too damned fine so I'll leave you now with a bona fide rock and rock car-crash.

The Shaggs - My Pal Foot Foot

The Shaggs are the music equivalent of that little spoddy guy at school who was crap at football but who had an ex-footballer father and loving mother pushing them forward at every turn, buying them a Brazil Number 10 shirt and shouting from the touchlines: "C'mon Geoffrey, I've seen milk turn quicker".

They were apparently Frank Zappa's favourite ever band but don't let that put you off. Genius. Search out everything they have every done and buy it all.

1 comment:

Spoilt Victorian Child said...

Absolutley love The Shaggs....
And My Pal Foot Foot is one of their best.
(runs off to dig out albums..)

Thanks for reminding me of them.


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