Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's a little weird, you gotta admit

This is a gentle-sounding song, sure. But the Mills Brothers brought forth one of the most alienated sets of lyrics in pop music history. Much moreso than anything on OK Computer, that's for sure. "You guys can keep all the actual women. I'm gonna make me an artificial homunculus from my fantasies." It's like David Lynch running a white noise generator weird. Thank God for their jovial voices and that lady's spazzy dancing, or I'd never get to sleep.


susan said...

Strange, yes, but they still have the smoothest tones ever recorded. They were way ahead of mtv too :-)

Ben said...

True on both counts. And I was being maybe a little facetious, but it's not hard to find weird themes.