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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It's All Geek To Me

After a flurry of posts with little actual written content, I decided it was time for a round up of things going on in MFL country. Fasten your seat belt.

I'm not quite sure why I have such a soft spot for the RAH Band. I mean, most of their singles mine pretty much the same sonic territory, they all sound a bit dated, and of course there is really no image to speak of. Maybe that's the point. The "band" is no more than the images on their stylized record covers and inoffensive electrpop fluff. Having said that, I was curiously proud to notice that several of the earlier albums are now included on iTunes and Amazon MP3, including the classic Mystery. I'll have to put up one of those Amazon widget-e-bob thingies. Anyway, the other comment I wanted to make was that while looking for info on A Bigger Splash, a band I posted about recently, I discovered a French band also called A Bigger Splash, who have recorded a delightful downtempo version of "Clouds Across The Moon", a RAH Band classic. I'm not going to post it, because everyone can hear it at Myspace here and then buy it yourselves here if you so choose. How do I know they're French? Well, there's the album cover for one thing... (NSFW, kiddies!!!)

Yeah, no wonder I didn't see it at Wal-Mart.

So, what else is new. Well, one thing that annoys me about living stateside is that I don't have a clue about British telly. I'm still watching League of Gentlemen and Jonathan Creek reruns from ten years ago. I recently discovered That Mitchell And Webb Look, which I thought was pretty funny. The job interview sketch has me in stitches every time.

Remember that (fairly lame) movie Phenomenon with John Travolta? The one where he turns into a genius because he has cancer or some (yeah okay that's enough "written content" - Ed. Sniiiiiiiip)

4 comments:

gmansi said...

"Remember that (fairly lame) movie Phenomenon with John Travolta? The one where he turns into a genius because he has cancer or some (yeah okay that's enough "written content" - Ed. Sniiiiiiiip)"

One amazing movie... :)

Coincidence Vs Fate said...

I'm pleased you posted the A Bigger Splash track. I came across the 12" of that while I was looking through records to post. It's better than I remembered it.

Michael said...

As much as i also loved the Rah Band from first hearing The Crunch and beyond.
the worst record i ever bought (or one of them anyway, i have lots of bad music) was a called Jiggery Pokery by the Rah band. It doesn't just sound dated it sound embarressing to hear now

Kippers said...

If you enjoyed the League of Gentlemen you should definitely seek out the LoG's latest BBC2 series Psychoville (it's out on DVD in the UK now). Fan-bloody-tastic it is, and perhaps even gorier than its predecessor!

I loved the rah Band's Clouds Across The Moon. Even in 1985 it was unlike anything else in the charts!