Thursday, October 22, 2009

Listening Post


Soulwax are essentially a couple of brothers from Belgium who've spent the past two decades or so making brilliant and sometimes bizarre electro-pop, occasionally under different names, often by mashing up other people's material.

Tracy Bonham had one hit back in the mid-90s -- the ultra-fierce Mother, Mother -- then kind of disappeared into obscurity (which isn't to say she's not still making very good music; she is).

Together on Soulwax's 1998 record Much Against Everyone's Advice, they recorded a brutally sardonic little ditty about love that remains one of my favorite songs of the 90s.

Here's My Cruel Joke.

2 comments:

Jamie said...

UGH THIS POST MAKES ME SO HAPPY.

That album like WAS my 1998.

"Too Many DJs" with the beatboxing?

Just phenomenal.

Kevin Davis said...

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