Here’s a question. How cheesy do you like your music? And how cheesy can you possibly make a punk song and its associated video? I think this is the answer!
Although singing in French, Plastic Bertrand is Belgian. The song is well known for it’s catchy ooo-ooo-ooo-ooh vocals. As I don’t speak French I’ve been blissfully unaware of the meaning of the lyrics. Nevertheless, it’s a bright, bouncy song and I hope you enjoy it! I’ve got the 7″ single of this still…
Ca Plane Pour Moi – Plastic Bertrand
I can’t believe this song is 8 years old! Where has all that time gone? Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus from Blink 182 are the rhythm section of a band called +44, and this is arguably their only “big” hit. I’m not sure why they named the band after the international dialling code for the UK, but it’s short and punchy, and I guess followed a bit of a trend back then for band names with numbers in them – or at least being called “The” something…
The song is pretty short but full of dynamic energy: the video shows Barker’s drumming power and complex rhythms really well. I particularly like the break in the middle where the instruments each have a go, and a form of musical tension is built up. This would be really interesting for a live band to play, as they’d need to be very tight to pull it off properly.
Hope you’re ready for a good pogo and jump around – I am!
+44 – When Your Heart Stops Beating