I know, loyal reader, you’ve come here expecting Surf Music Sunday. Yes, we still love surf music, but we’re trying something different. If you’d like me to go back to Surf Music Sunday, by all means let me know. In the meantime, I’m going to try Funny Sunday. Basically, I’m going to look for music in any genre that could also be filed under comedy.
Our first featured artist is Arse Full of Chips. Obviously you can tell this band doesn’t take itself too seriously just by seeing or hearing the name. What really captured me with this band is the song “Top of the Plops.” The story of this song is that silly pop music television contests have ruined music. And frankly, it’s hard to argue with that. Along the way, it calls out Justin Bieber, One Direction, and lots of other folks responsible for the sorry state of pop music. This song is full of great lines so I won’t write all of them, but I will give you this one.
“What happened to the music?
You’ve got a guitar, so why don’t you use it?”
This band doesn’t just skewer pop music. It also rails against movies. In “Schindler vs Predator” the band laments the complete lack of originality in movies and basically wonders how it could get worse. Bieber or The Rock in the next Star Wars? Daniel Craig in the new Naked Gun? Miley Cyrus in Mary Poppins 3? Hey, you have to give this band credit. In this song, these guys manage to show us that no matter how bad movies are, it could be worse.
I feel it only fair to warn you, loyal reader, that if you are easily offended, you should definitely skip “Trapped in the Cellar.”