|Belle & Sebastian
||[Dec. 24th, 2003|06:29 pm]
I never paid attention to Belle & Sebastian before, but sometimes I try to actually listen to the stuff I suck down with Grabit ...|
So B&S are ... apparently people who listened to a lot of and Nick Drake. They seem to have a skewed, occasionally too precious, occasionally brilliant lyrics. I can see how people can become big fans, but I'm not 100% sold.
But the song "Expectations" is really funny, well done:
"In the queue for lunch they take the piss, you've got no appetite
And the rumour is you never go with boys and you are tight
So they jab you with a fork, you drop the tray and go berserk
While your cleaning up the mess the teacher's looking up your skirt"
It is interesting being an old fart, because so little new pop music isn't an homage, reinterpretation, or straight up rip off of something I heard the first time around 25 years ago...