Friday, July 09, 2010

Looking at you, looking at me...

I was reading Andrew Tidball's  (Cheese On Toast) DJ blog, he has a great audio-biographical piece here on some records that have inspired and influenced him (he played at Real Groovy's Record Store Day - that was their brief to the guest DJs for the day),  - it runs from Blondie to the Mint Chicks via Eric B and Rakim, The Smiths and Roots Manuva, go have a read.... and that led me to a clip from a TV show Andrew made for Triangle TV called Something On TV - a great live video of the Mint Chicks playing Fuck the Golden Youth at Shanghai Lils for the album launch.

Then I ended up watching this live clip of them, playing at NZ Fashion Week in 2007.
They do a magnificent cover of Counting The Beat by the Swingers  - wait for the last 30 seconds when the chorus just explodes, it's fantastic. Gotta feel sorry for the band tho, playing to those fashion types, all doing the fashionista shuffle  -it's that peculiar dance step that says "we're moving to your music and want to show that we're vaguely enjoying it while still maintaining an air on nonchalance". Lame.

(Bonus videos - Mint chicks mash up Life will get better some day with A Milli, plus a live clip from Feb this year, at the Late At The Museum series, very good pics and audio, 17mins)

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