Monday, May 09, 2005
We Like Fruit in our Lyrics, Thank You
Despite our aforementioned distaste for Gwen Stefani's fetishization of all things harajuku, we still really like her latest single, "Hollaback Girl." We especially like it when she says "these bananas B-A-N-A-N-A-S." We also like the retro-minimalist "oh Micky you're so fine" vibe of the beat; it makes us want to learn how to do gymnastics.
But Stefani isn't the first person to use our favorite yellow fruit in her lyrics. Satomi Matsuzaki of the uber-brilliant snap crackle avant-pop outfit DEERHOOF was there first. In fact, Satomi even performs with giant pieces of plush, stuffed fruit. You know, like a teddy bear but shaped like a BANANA or a CHERRY. Genius.
They also have *really* good lyrics about animals.
What's even cooler is that DEERHOOF likes to give their songs away for free. That's right. They have four free mp3s on their Kill Rock Stars website, and bootleg / live stuff is available at the
Puzzling Music Archive.
Now that's super-sweet!! Go have yourself a taste!