All 2 entries tagged The Pipettes
December 11, 2006
In this week’s internet stravaganza!?
- Michael Jackson – Beat It (with Chris laughing and ruining my live jingle)
- Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
- I cock up a few jingles. Score!
- The Long Blondes – Swallow Tattoo
- The Pipettes – Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me
- We discuss the Long Blondes, all the students going away and Fopp over the top of the Rocky theme, which is fucking awesome
- Of Montreal – Gronlandic Edit
- Listeners in the North experienced sound quality difficulties. Sorry.
- Hot Chip – The Beach Party
- Very bad rapping. Bad. Sleep deprivation kicks in. George Galloway hates war, but he LOVES RaW!
- The Charlatons – You’re So Pretty, We’re So Pretty
- Brakes – Hold Me In The River
- Another quiz dies on it’s arse. Why do we keep doing this!? Never Mind The Buzzcocks meets The Two Ronnies with rubbish effect… Best Journey ever though.
- KISS – Strutter (not Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!)
- Rainbow – Since You’ve Been Gone
- Eclecticism. Chris and Mat’s Indie Nipple
- Bloc Party – The Prayer
- Radiohead – Electioneering (What is it good for?)
- The end of the show. Steven Seagal and Thunderbox!? Chris tricks me into saying Merry Christmas, because he’s a bastard.
- Muse – New Born
July 31, 2006
I'm sure it's not just me who has a couple of songs that characterise each season. One of the songs that will always remind me of this summer is the wonderfully upbeat "Pull Shapes" by The Pipettes. And for once I've actually gone as far as buying myself the album, from an actual shop. It was money well spent.
The Pipettes are RiotBecki, Gwenno, and Rosay who got together (with backing group The Cassette) in Brighton. Their sound combines classic doo–wop themes with "punk pop–girl power". They've gone back to the beginnings of great popular music and have brought it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. The album reverses typical gender roles ("One Night Stand") and provides great relief for everyone sick of women asking why their man left them ("Why Did You Stay?").
They first came to my attention with the very punchy "Your Kisses are Wasted On Me" which was released back in March. Unfortunatley, because of uni work I wasn't able to truly register the song. The hugely catchy chant opening is now thoroughly stuck in my subconscious though. And it was very well followed by "Pull Shapes" which is a top (if cheesey in parts) tune.
"We Are The Pipettes" is their debut album, and it's full of foot–tapping tunes (okay I can't stop dancing to it) and empowering lyrics. The mixture of smooth vibes and gritty vocals makes for a great sound, perfect for sitting in that soda bar, or cruising down the beachfront in a '59 Cadillac.