Thursday, November 23, 2006

Just humour me.

Okay I know Lil Chris stands for the worst kind of premeditated hit machine, and he is basically a complete joke, but for what it is it's brilliant. As a tongue cheek parody of new wave pop for teeny indie younglings it's spot on. Catchy as fuck too.

For those who managed to avoid his reality TV discovery go here and find out more.

Yes his voice is mighty annoying but it's basically like a prepubescent Jello Biafra (don't hit me). It's completely loaded wth hooks too. I'd much prefer to hear more clever pop pastiche like this than another mind numbing Gang of Four tribute act under the guise of "serious" music.

I'm not being ironic or trying to prove how open minded I am, I genuinely think this is good. It even gives a subtle nod to The Buzzcocks' 'Ever Fallen In Love'. Have a look, the video's more of the same well observed post-modernism.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2:45 am  
Anonymous the great boyg said...

Not so much a subtle nod but a full frontal headbutt to the Buzzcocks. And to the Killers too. No. I don't approve one bit.

1:57 pm  
Blogger Alex Raoul said...

So by 'The Killers' do you mean 80s new wave synth pop? Because those guys are only really doing a less tongue in cheek pastiche of the same era anyway.

3:32 pm  
Blogger Alex Raoul said...

And tell me that if Gwen Stefani had released the same song it wouldn't be a MASSIVE hit. I dares ya!

3:34 pm  
Blogger Tom Trevatt said...

i'd tap her triangle

except, er, she's 12 isn't she? is that wrong?

and yeah al. i believe you

6:25 pm  
Blogger Alex Raoul said...

What kind of blog do you think this is you twisted goon?!...

...unless she's like Dawson's Creek/OC 12, when she'd actually be twenty-something...

...hmm.

7:11 pm  
Anonymous the great boyg said...

No, by 'The Killers' I mean a wholesale rip-off of the melody of 'Somebody Told Me'. Smartypants.

3:04 pm  
Blogger Alex Raoul said...

Ha ha, well ignoring the OBVIOUS style comparison, it's only the middle 8 vocal that's similar and it's over a different chord pattern. Anyway, The Killers are confirmed disciples of the Church of Theft. It's only like stealing from a charity shop... minus the charity stigma.

4:41 pm  

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