Friday, November 17, 2006

Klass War Karaoke

I thought it should have been the soundtrack of the summer but to no avail, so I'm hoping that with the release of his debut album this week, 'Cunts Are Still Running The World', might get a second wind. Maybe release a reworked version with a school choir providing backing vocals for the chorus, and the next thing you'll know it'll be the best Christmas number one since Shakin Stevens 'Merry Christmas Everyone'.

The video was found courtesy of Eric at the Drink Sots, who also thinks it could be the Crimbo number one but loses brownie points for thinking that the album is a grower. Daft man, bloody daft: as well as this hidden gem on the album, 'Fat Children', 'Big Julie' and 'From Auschwitz To Ipswich' are instant classics. The bloke's still got it.


Anonymous said...

Well, it's grown on me rather rapidly. For some reason Quantum Theory is a favourite.

PaulaM said...

i always liked and respected Jarvis Cocker, but let's face it, he's a bit stupid.

caryne said...

That's a profound statement!!! How on earth is he 'a bit stupid'? As always he has proven himself to be one of the most original and insightful writers in current music. Stupid? No way.

Martin said...

I'm sorry to contradict you all but Jarvis Cocker is crap. I know it's the only time that politics is in the mainstream but still keep it out of music please. There are so many artists out there that to through this tired rigmarole of offending society in order to draw attention to themselves. Real greats don't bother with any of that bullshit and let their music do the talking.
And another thing, what the hell's with the start of the video. Is it supposed to be funny or ironic? Perhaps he's trying to tell us he lives in a wendyhouse, the hobo.
One day my fellow ravers will realise their own power and reclaim youth culture so we don't have to listen to this junk. Ravers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your eyeliner.

Darren said...

I can't believe there are two people out there who don't like Jarvis Cocker.

I don't think he is being controversial for controversial sake, and the start of the video is very funny. He's one of those few pop stars who are actually interesting. An endangered species.

I'm off for a lie down.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Well you can rely on ME to agree with you Darren and to actively refute the anti-Jarvis brigade!