Saturday, March 20, 2010

90's Guilty Pleasures #21: Del Amitri "Roll To Me" (1995)

This is the only Del Amitri song I've ever heard, and I know very little about their history.. In the 80's, they had at least one song that charted in one of John Peel's Festive 50's, although I've never bothered listening to this song, and I'm pretty sure they're from Ireland. (Wikipedia says Scotland... Close enough.)

The 90's were supposedly so diseased with melancholy and despair, to the point where songs such as "Roll To Me" (or "Semi-Charmed Life"), which sounded so incredibly happy, were actually written about miserable people (or crystal meth addiction). One of this song's best characteristics is definitely its brevity, clocking in just barely over 2 minutes. The world could definitely use more charting 2-minute pop singles.

Beavis & Butthead once again accurately assessed this video, appropriately torn between enjoying the chicks and getting creeped out by grown-man heads superimposed on babies' bodies...

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