Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ohmigod, it's the Most Hideously Awful Early Clue to the New Direction Ever!

From 1986, and the very depths of Hell itself, please enjoy the unfortunately monikered Blow Monkeys and their ludicrously soul-free hit "Digging Your Scene."



Seriously -- these guys make Spandau Ballet look like the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

In any case, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first reader who gleans the clip's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

21 comments:

Edward said...

What as David Bowie wrought?
White groups with black backup singers/dancers?
Lounge lizard acts (not counting the Lounge Lizards)?

hadda ninotchka brooks said...

groups xalog and ishmael sang with before amy winehouse?

steve simels said...

No, and no.
:-)

rurritable said...

Songs that remind you there is no God?
Songs written under the influence of pomade?

TMink said...

White boy funk that just don't work.

Trey

Peter said...

I refer my honorable friend to the answer I gave a few moments ago.

steve simels said...

Their white boy funk doesn't work, that's for sure, but no.
:-)

FD13NYC said...

Lousy lounge acts playing in front of plastic pretentious people? And boy that song and video is horrible. Completely forgot about this crap.

Brooklyn Girl said...

Songs that make Rick Astley sound good?

TJWood said...

This song was a hit? I remember the name of this band, but, up to now, have never heard anything from them. No big loss, apparently. Hmmm---Lamest songs of the 80's?

steve simels said...

Nope.

I have a fairly obvious clue, but I think I'll save it for a bit.
:-)

MBowen said...

Well, the Brits have been doing faux-soul ever since Mick and Eric first heard blues, so I can't say this is total dreck...just fourth-generation dreck.

Also, the lead singer (one Dr. Robert, btw) reminds me very much of Willy DeVille, who some silly people actually took seriously.

As to what the possible theme of the Weekend Listomania could be, I'm not really sure. Maybe it's bands with really stupid names?

rurritable said...

Bands that reunited despite overwhelming public indifference?

steve simels said...

The clue is in the song title.

steve simels said...

Oh -- and I'm one of those people who took Will DeVille seriously, MB.
:-)

The Kenosha Kid said...

Songs about hipness/hippitude/scenesterism?

steve simels said...

The Kenosha Kid said...
Songs about hipness/hippitude/scenesterism?


Getting there...

dSmith said...

Songs about manual labor?

geor3ge said...

Songs that launched a thousand trends?

steve simels said...

Objectively, the elusive and insouciant Kenosha Kid came close enough to qualify, I think.

KK -- you're coveted No-Prize is on its way to you by underground axolotl railroad as we speak.

Kudos, my friend!!!!

The Kenosha Kid said...

Axolotol - the little mud dog fishies of Mexico? This might take a while.