Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Little Cat and the Dirty Dog

I think Swedish band "Whale" was the best thing since Surströmming, but after their disappearing act us Whale fans have needed to delve into the past.

So I present "The Little Cat and the Dirty Dog," a song by Eurotrash group "Ubangi." Often compared to Devo (but more reminiscent of Oingo-Boingo in my opinion), they put out a few singles in the early '80s, most of them nasty, explicit, juvenile, and obnoxious. So in other words they were fun.

Cia Soro -- lead singer for Whale -- got her start in Ubangi, and you can see her here in all of her hyper-lipsticked glory. I can't quite get over her weird dance at the end. I've been trying for years to get my hands on an actual Ubangi CD, but they just don't seem to exist anymore...

4 comments:

d3 said...

What?! Whale is extinct? Was it due to global warming?

Muffy St. Bernard said...

Even worse...they went extinct due to global-bad-taste-in-music!

morgan said...

her dance at the end reminds me of Muffy on stage

Muffy St. Bernard said...

I think it was Vanilla who discovered the source of the MuffyDance: the backup singers for Pink Floyd in 1988. And since I DID imitate them, she must be right!

Here they are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SZQUKyVk3k

Ignore the mullet on the sax player.