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famethrowa

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Why Does This Song Exist?
« on: December 28, 2020, 02:16:49 PM »
Love me some songs that make absolutely no sense in the context of popular music. Please chime in with any tracks that bewilder or confuse you by their very existence....

Step It Out Lively Boys - Ivor Cutler. I think I "get" Ivor as much as it's possible to, but this song, what the hell is he going on about? Some kind of military devotional to a lackluster, lost troop, and it's a duet at glacial speed?? Why does this song even exist, who's it for?

https://youtu.be/ldoZqZAfenc

Who Killed Bambi - Tenpole Tudor. We need a song for this movie about punk rock. Well why not a Hollywood Disney orchestral track, but sung by a raving lunatic. 40 years of popular music has led to this, it's a miracle.

https://youtu.be/PHOA_XtENW8

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2020, 06:18:35 PM »
Chacarron - El Chombo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlW7T0SUH0E

It's like the Macarena but recorded by somebody off their face on something.

famethrowa

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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2020, 09:37:09 PM »
Chacarron - El Chombo


Yep, that "chorus"(?) has done me head in

Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2020, 07:12:46 PM »
Chacarron - El Chombo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlW7T0SUH0E

It's like the Macarena but recorded by somebody off their face on something.

Not an anomaly, he's got form in this area - with apologies in advance, El Gato Volador

Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2020, 01:50:37 AM »
Forum favourite Naughty Christmas (Goblin in the Office) by Fat Les is surely the very definition of this thread's remit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImPlb0_jubU

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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2020, 02:00:44 AM »
Forum favourite Naughty Christmas (Goblin in the Office) by Fat Les is surely the very definition of this thread's remit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImPlb0_jubU

I feel soiled. God imagine being on set that day. You'd never stop vomiting.

Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2020, 03:17:25 PM »
At least one VerbWhore was on set that day. And so was Joe Strummer. And the busty woman in the leopard print coat.

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2020, 09:30:59 PM »
Do You Know The Difference Between Big Wood and Brush? - Gary Roberts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAjnxSQ3H9Q

famethrowa

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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2020, 10:56:09 PM »
Do You Know The Difference Between Big Wood and Brush? - Gary Roberts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAjnxSQ3H9Q

A prime candidate. Pointless in every way.


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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2020, 12:16:06 AM »
At least one VerbWhore was on set that day. And so was Joe Strummer. And the busty woman in the leopard print coat.

Ooooh who? Or is this a joke? WAS IT JOCKICE??!?!? Mooching around with his celebrity friends.

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2020, 02:26:14 AM »
There's A New Sound - Tony Burrello

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0psWy_XLP0g

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2020, 03:05:15 AM »
Ooooh who? Or is this a joke? WAS IT JOCKICE??!?!? Mooching around with his celebrity friends.

If we're going down that road again? Why TF does this song exist? I must begrudgingly confess for all its arty, self-aware, wind up nationalists merchant obnoxiousness, I still like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoxGxbBUWPU&feature=emb_logo


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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2020, 03:09:42 AM »
If we're going down that road again? Why TF does this song exist? I must begrudgingly confess for all its nationalist self deprecating, wind up obnoxiousness, I still like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoxGxbBUWPU&feature=emb_logo

Oh man.

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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2020, 08:44:19 AM »
How many of the original Fat Les group were involved in that song? Just looks like a Keith Allen solo venture ( The video is also misleadingly labelled as being from 2010, when it was in fact from 2002).

Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2020, 09:05:56 AM »
It was actually 1998 - hence the popular phrase "1998: The Year of Fat Les".

Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2020, 12:47:12 PM »
I feel soiled. God imagine being on set that day. You'd never stop vomiting.
I thought the video's cast didn't hold any more surprises for me, with its mixture of nepotistically picked Groucho club chums and oddly more recognisable comedians, until someone pointed out that's Robert Popper, later of Timewaster/Look Around You/Friday Night Dinner fame, in the pink shirt:

How many of the original Fat Les group were involved in that song? Just looks like a Keith Allen solo venture ( The video is also misleadingly labelled as being from 2010, when it was in fact from 2002).
I know that Alex James wasn't involved in their 2012 Olympics anthem, recorded as "Fit Les" - it amused me to see it described as "Alex James has left the group", implying the sort of acrimonial bust-up you'd get in an active touring band, rather than just not being interested in recording with a novelty project for the first time in a decade.

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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2020, 10:36:08 PM »
God just seeing that coked-up failure Keith Allen repeatedly trying to turn his mediocre ideas into a zeitgeisty phenomenon makes me want to throw up.

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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2021, 02:23:29 AM »
God just seeing that coked-up failure Keith Allen repeatedly trying to turn his mediocre ideas into a zeitgeisty phenomenon makes me want to throw up.

You'll live.






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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2021, 11:40:56 AM »
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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2021, 01:59:51 PM »
Who Killed Bambi is great!  Sometime last week I found myself idly singing it to myself, and for some reason followed it up with the chorus of "What a picture...etc...stick it in your family album" but in the same silly voice.

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2021, 02:57:56 PM »
Saxophone Man - Davey Payne

One-off 1979 flop single made by the dual sax player from Ian Dury's band, The Blockheads. Peculiar record but I do like it. The vocals are bizarre. Who the hell was this for?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qBjY5iT87M

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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2021, 11:34:04 PM »
How many of the original Fat Les group were involved in that song? Just looks like a Keith Allen solo venture ( The video is also misleadingly labelled as being from 2010, when it was in fact from 2002).
Two of theoriginal three (Keith Fucking Allen and Damien Hirst, who designed the sleeve0. although James was'nt involved, Dave Rowntree played drums on it.

I thought the video's cast didn't hold any more surprises for me, with its mixture of nepotistically picked Groucho club chums and oddly more recognisable comedians, until someone pointed out that's Robert Popper, later of Timewaster/Look Around You/Friday Night Dinner fame, in the pink shirt:
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Popper had worked as a writer on a number of TV projects that K.F.A. had either starred in or directed. He had also worked on stuff with Peter richardson previously too.. I'm pretty sure he is one of the Groucho set as well (alongside thel ikes of Mark Heap and Kevin Eldon)

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Re: Why Does This Song Exist?
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2021, 12:49:01 AM »
Chacarron - El Chombo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlW7T0SUH0E

It's like the Macarena but recorded by somebody off their face on something.

Haha is that a pisstake?  Parts of it remind me of Crazy Frog.

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