More Platters From The YouTube Meat Trolley

  • 7/02/2006 06:25:00 am
  • By Mark Gibbings-Jones

Chicks on Speed - Glamour Girl
It's the BrokenTV Super Hit Parade!
Excellent disco-pop from the greatest German all-female electroclash band ever to write a song about Coventry.

Robots in Disguise - Turn It Up
It's the BrokenTV Super Hit Parade!
This looks like a typical YouTube 'some schoolgirls messing about to the sound of a song' offering, but we reckon it'd make a perfectly good proper pop promo. It might even be the proper promo. Hey, if Feeder can get away with it. Ace song, too.

Justice vs. Simian - We Are Your Friends

It's the BrokenTV Super Hit Parade!
One of the best songs of the year? The best remix job on a track since Brimful of Asha? Very possibly.

Tatu - How Soon Is Now
It's the BrokenTV Super Hit Parade!
Better than the original? Despite what everyone else in the world might think, yes. Look, we're determinded to keep mentioning Tatu here until the wonderful album Dangerous and Moving is in the top ten. Buy it. We know the only single anyone has heard from it was the rubbish All About Us, but buy it anyway.

Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
It's the BrokenTV Super Hit Parade!
One of the best things, ever.

Le Tigre - TKO
It's the BrokenTV Super Hit Parade!
Sole redeeming feature from the slightly disappointing This Island album, this is three minute fem-pop perfection. So catchy, every time we notice a three-letter abbreviation anywhere, we tend to sing it in our heads along to this tune. Yeah, we know.

Annie - Chewing Gum
It's the BrokenTV Super Hit Parade!
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh. Sing along! One of the Good! things we'd forgot to mention about the Annually Retentive teaser ad was that the soundtrack was this very song. And here it is, along with it's slightly headache inducing video.

Annie - Heartbeat
It's the BrokenTV Super Hit Parade!
Which, incredibly, we now like even more than 'Chewing Gum'. If you'd told the 2004 us that, we'd have thought you mad.

Bran Van 3000 - Couch Surfer
It's the BrokenTV Super Hit Parade!
A great band, unjustly filed under One Hit Wonder. A pity there's no video for the mighty Love Cliche, as Grand Royal went bust just before it was due to be released. Pop fact! 'Glee' is one of the best albums ever created by Canadians, but the only time we'd ever heard a track from it on the radio that wasn't Drinkin' in LA, it was their ace cover of Cum On Feel The Noize, and that was only because we'd got Andrew Collings to play it. And then lots of Slade fans phoned in to moan about it. It did mean we'd unwittingly got a song with the word 'motherfucker' in it played in full on daytime BBC Radio, though.

Bobby Conn - Never Get Ahead
It's the BrokenTV Super Hit Parade!
Cravats should always be worn with adidas tracksuits. Always.

Emergency Broadcast Network - Comply
It's the BrokenTV Super Hit Parade!
Take that, The Man!

Mono Puff - The Devil Went Down To Newport
It's the BrokenTV Super Hit Parade!
Saving the best for last, here's John TMBG Flansburgh's side-project, Mono Puff, performing their (only) single. And, quite obviously unless you're some sort of idiot, it's excellent. Although possibly the refrain of "Go, go, Satan, go!" didn't do much for the chances of getting lots of airplay. The song, if you're too lazy to click on the link to listen to it, is a totally rocking tune about Jesus and Be'elzebub taking part in a surfing contest. Which is why you really should click on that link, and listen to it.

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