Reversing the Numbness

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Friday Music

It's Friday. I need music.

Let's do European music this week, covering as many countries as possible. That's a bit of a twist.

I'll start off by notching Ireland off the list with a little Pogues.

18 comments:

moneytastesbad said...

OK, so... this is not exactly European, but Chris Q is from Newfoundland which is part of Canada, and I am pretty sure there are a lot of French people there. Plus, the song talks a lot about European countries.

So... without further delay, I present

Around The World With Chris Q by Chris Q and Hypnotic Clambake

Clash said...

Black Sabbath as you have never seen them before


A little Paranoid to boot

getto said...

Germany: http://youtube.com/watch?v=jQYQTFudrqc

Rob Zero said...

FINLAND

SWEEDEN

Zee’s favorites from NORWAY

The Dalai Mama said...

FranceIceland. (My favorite Bjork song, btw.)  England.

Hoop said...

Cambodia

Hoop said...

My bad, Sleek. I read your post too fast and skipped over "European" and just saw "as many countries as possible" and posted a band from East Asia!

Mom! Toilets blogged! said...

Oh goodie, I get to play again.
Grateful Dead, Europe 72
Mom!

Devil Mood said...

I have to offer a bit of my own.

Portugal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtLiW8NXoaA

Crusselldrums said...

UK!

Ireland!

And of course Germany's Favorite Sons!

Zee said...

I know this Country has alreayd been covered, but here's another from
London.

Erin O'Brien said...

A gypsy Romanian band. Not my favorite piece by them, but the best I can do right now.

Oh, did I mention that I am Hungarian despite my Irish name?

josh williams said...

I was in Eire in 99 and saw David Gray in concert at the Galways Arts Festival.I had first heard him two days before after spending time in Northern Eire , sitting outside drinking pints behind a remote youth hostel, I asked the gent who had the cassete in the machine and he said he thought it was a fella from Wales...I remember writing down the name with the intent to buy a CD...David Gray was warmed up by Paddy Casey who I saw on Letterman the other night. So if you have a band and need promoting consider inviting me, I do not promote but I suspect I have some sort of mystical quality that makes bands successful, providing I give them the AOK. Thats all I got or Mozart and that deaf crazy guy who was at one time Mozart's instructor.

Helen Mansfield said...

From Norway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGuijAGjlZU

Helen Mansfield said...

Australian goodness from the '80s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS-hpXmyGpo

SleekPelt said...

$: Chris Q -- I've heard G2theLow talk about this cat before. Pretty cool, and I always liked Clambake.

clash: That Sabbath toon rocks. You've got England covered.

geto boy: Nena -- you are so the man. I remember that you did this to mess with me on one FM, but then I told you that I actually love this song, so you're clearly hooking me up this week. Nice.

SleekPelt said...

rob: Great suggestions, I've spun them all twice. Hanoi Rocks -- that truly rocks. Hellacopters -- Zee turned me on to this band. You gotta love the Flying V and the lick at the beginning; Gluecifer -- the hockey backdrop seems appropriate. These guys don't look like the rockers they are. By their name, I expected makeup and costumes.

dm: Air -- I knew it! I knew it would be "Sexy Boy" too!; Iceland -- ah, the queen. Thanks, this is one of my favorites too; The Verve -- awesome, though I expected Radiohead when you said England. I'll take The Verve any day, though.

hoop: Dengue Fever -- Wow, really unexpected. (And I don't mean because the topic was Europe!) This just isn't the type of music I would expect you to suggest, but it's unique and I like it.

mom: You gotta love a band that needs six albums to hold 17 songs. Most punk albums have 17 songs and there's still tons of room for more.

devil mood: Rita Redshoes -- very light and pleasant, I really like this. I like how she appears to be in slow motion but her lips are on time with the lyrics.

SleekPelt said...

crusseldrums: Slade -- man, as a child of the '80s and a huge fan of Quiet Riot and this song, I am absolutely ashamed that I didn't know it was a cover on a Slade song. Dang, Kevin Dubrow even sang it like these guys; Thin Lizzy -- wait, these guys are from Ireland? Do I know anything about music? As often as I hear this song to this day, these guys must make a killing on royalties; Scorpions -- okay, this one I expected (the band, not the song). I mean, who else are you going to say? Rammstein?

zee: The Rifles -- Never heard of these guys, but I like them. For starters, I like when you can hear an English accent from an English band. The front man reminds me a bit of Ferris Beuller's best friend.

eob: Taraf de Haidouks -- wow, that is something else. I would love to see this live. You can keep the szalonna, though.

josh: I like David Gray. If you don't already know them, you may also want to check out Damien Rice and The Swell Season.

helen mansfield: Sondre Lerche -- I knew I'd be a fan of this guy th first time I heard him a couple of years ago. I haven't heard this song, though, and I dig it, especially the chorus. Dude sure looks young; Big Pig -- now this is totally new to me. When I saw your description, I expected Men at Work or Midnight Oil. This seems like something The Electric Orchid Hunter (Teoh) would suggest. That woman has a big voice and seems really intense, and it's got that Stomp thing going on too I agree on the 'goodness' part.