Saturday, July 15, 2006 

Lacuna Coil - Enjoy The Silence

Well, I never thought I'd be posting a video with the Kerrang! logo in the corner, but it seems the day has come. Of course, this is a popular European band covering an excellent 80s electropop classic, so it shouldn't be that surprising that I like it. It's certainly not as brilliant as Within Temptation's cover of Running Up That Hill, but that is a song that very little can beat at all, not just in the category of Eurorock cover versions. If you like a bit of crazy Eurorock, you should definitely watch the video for Lacuna Coil's most famous original single, Swamped - I won't give too much away but it is quite a masterpiece!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 

Shampoo - Trouble (on TOTP)

Any true pop fan can tell you how legendary this girl group were, although they rarely seem to be mentioned without a reference to the Spice Girls. Here is a performance I'd never seen before I found it on YouTube, of Carrie and Jacqui performing their most famous single Trouble on the recently deceased Top of the Pops. Shampoo encapsulated the spirit of their time with garish outfits, tuneless singing and everything that annoys the boring old men who think they can manipulate the public into buying the subtle, sensible music they like. But pop music is the music of the youth and Shampoo represented teenage rebellion better than any 'controversial' rapper or drugged-out rocker. They were unique and overflowing with personality and, of course, girl power!

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