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