9/16/10

Bad Songs #7: Foreign Fails



From one of my new favorite blogs, Ponytone, comes this little gem by Hungarian singer Kati Kovács.  Admittedly, the first half of the song is fairly nondescript - nothing to write home about.  But once the chipmunks and the yodeling take over, all hell breaks loose. 

 


An odd bit of trivia: Christina Aguilera's 2010 single "Woohoo" contains a sample from Kati Kovács' song "Add már, uram, az esőt!".

Next is the ear splitting "Il Tuo Sguardo Atomico" by Mario Nascimbene.  It comes from the soundtrack of the 60s Italian spy film Dick Smart.... sounds like a porn, but it's not.  The soundtrack overall is amazing - an incredible blend of cocktail music with a James Bond feel.  This last track, unfortunately, is a piece of cringe worthy crap. It's so bad it's awkward to listen to in public.... put your ear buds in for this one, folks.

Margaret Lee from Dick Smart

3 comments:

  1. The instrumentals remind me of "The Partridge Family". I think it might be because of the clavichord, and honkey tonk piano. I even think I heard a harpsicord.

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  2. Strange things were happening behind the Iron Curtain back in the day, Gilligan.
    Being of the Magyar persuasion myself, I was subject to quite a bit of verrrry eeenteresting songs as a kid.
    This particular tune by Sarolta Zalatnay just about sums up the playful subversiveness of the post-revolution Communist era.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoQ86ruvCQM
    Hungarian folklore is rich in fanciful woodland musings, tales of heroic outlaws, colorful superstitions, and the odd assortment of tragic figures.
    It bubbles to the surface in Pop culture, but to a lesser degree these days as the fatuous and empty Americanisms sink their fangs deeper and deeper.
    At least I have the safety blanket of cool psych/prog LPs from Omega, Syrius, Illes, and some Gabor Szabo records.

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  3. Bad Songs #7: From one of my new favorite blogs, Ponytone, comes this little gem by Hungarian singer Kati Kovács. Admittedly, the first half of the song is fairly nondescript - nothing to write home about. But once the chipmunks and the yodeling take over, all hell breaks loose.
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    She sings in German !
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    - Jeeves

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