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Babbler # 1562

posted 20 October 2002 11:37 PM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

Just navigate through the site for their video "All the things she said"

This duo is huge in Europe right now and are making their way over here.

Hailing from Russia, this 18 year old pair are gaining notoriety for their racy performances and video.

I must admit, their music is quite catchy, I've had their lyrics "running through my head" for the past week now.

My question: Is this just another over the top marketing ploy exploiting a pair of girls new to the business, or is it genuine pop art?


Edited to add this MTV article

[ October 20, 2002: Message edited by: xrcrguy ]

From: Believe in ideas, not ideology | Registered: Oct 2001  |  IP: Logged
Babbler # 2956

posted 21 October 2002 02:13 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I dunno. It's just schtick. Alice Cooper votes Republican and plays golf at an exclusive country club. And I'm willing to bet the members of the old "Clash" have stock portfilios now. (They've grown up and they've calmed down, and they're workin' for the clampdown)

Pop art? That's subjective. But for me, no.

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posted 21 October 2002 02:24 AM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You're probably right about the Clash, TommyPaineA.W.

Some of the momentum of their appeal to us fifteen yr olds, back in the day - and a factoid repeated ad naseum whenever London Calling was played or whenever a band's relative merits were compared to the Clash (the Sandinista album being as close to a straight flush in our world back then) - was that Joe Strummer was still collecting the dole even while The Clash was huge.

Another good street-cred parable broken like a beer bottle with a dime in it: off the heel of your own foot.

[ October 21, 2002: Message edited by: flotsom ]

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Ed Weatherbee
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posted 22 October 2002 01:22 AM      Profile for Ed Weatherbee        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Joe Strummer always seems pretty down to earth and politically conscious s about things from any recent interview that I've seen with him. Still pretty politically conscious and doing what he likes i.e. Pogues and the Mescaleros. Has done some recent benefit albums like the West Memphis 3.
As for Mick Jones, he certainly has kept a really low profile since Big Audio Dynamite. Nearly died of the mumps a few years back.
I doubt if either one brings in huge bucks from their back catalogs.

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