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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dum Dum Girls - Bhang Bhang, I'm a Burnout


The song reminds me of being 16 in 1986...hanging out at K, listening to underground pop records from Scotland, New Zealand, London and the Mid-West and imagining that there must be girls to start a band with, somewhere in this world. The video itself is mind-bogglingly beautiful. Like if Derek Jarman created a moving painting of The Ronettes...the Exploding Plastic Inevitable on a West Coast beach...the hot sun of an Australian tour shining through strands of hair...make up as face paint, washed-out photo booth features, ghostly magical creatures. Echoes of Marianne Faithful, Moe Tucker and The Shop Assistants. The feeling of sand between your toes through your stockings...where is your next show?! Dancing and singing while someone is trying to get you to stand still and GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN! What it feels like to be a young girl in the world...the joy, the sorrows...this is that sound.
Yes, I love this group!

4 comments:

maren said...

i fucking love them too! they're so great.

Julie said...

I agree with you, Tobi. Awesome music.

Kisses, Tobi and thank you for your music (sorry for my english, it's not very good, 'cause I'm chilean). Take care.

rlkris said...

初次造訪~安安^^........................................

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加油!充實內函最重要!Beauty is but skin- deep...................................................