Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

In case you're wondering, that's the debut single by The Last Shadow Puppets -- your basic latter day Brit-Pop supergroup, featuring Alex Turner (from Arctic Monkeys) and Miles Kane (from The Rascals). Apparently the pair were so inspired by listening to the likes of Scott Walker, early Bowie and David Axelrod(!!!) that they decided to do an album together (due out later in April). Adding to the whole just-too-hep-for-words vibe, the above single actually features a b-side cover of Billy Fury's 'Wondrous Place'.

It's not a bad little record, although to be honest it doesn't kill me; in fact, I kind of prefer the sort of unplugged version Turner and Kane can be seen performing here.

They're so cute -- kind of the like Monkees with a drinking problem.

[h/t John McPartlin and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog]


dave™© said...

Speaking of "Monkees on a bender," don't forget Ben Stiller's "The Grungies" - greatest rock TV parody EVER!

Anonymous said...

You know what they say "Big Guns, little songs"!


MBowen said...

I wish I knew what it was that makes Brits think that pompous, talentless fools like Scott Walker or that Dexy's Midnight Runners guy are worth anyone's time.

steve simels said...

I actually think Scott Walker is interesting, although his current cult status is, shall we say, overblown IMHO.