Now that I mentioned them covering Patrik Fitzgerald
's Safety pin stuck in my heart
(see two posts down), I feel obliged to share this gem. The Bartlebees were basically a German clone of the Television Personalities
(and in fact regularly collaborated with Dan Treacy
), who (unwillingly, some cynics might say) had a distinct charme with their thick accents, tone-deaf singing, and over-the-top naive lyrics. Nevertheless, they've released some of the finest songs coming out of the Bavarian woods.
The highlight surely is the excellent Patrik Fitzgerald cover (which I had on repeat for a few days), but this record is full of pleasant surprises. Some tracks are in line with their somewhat clumsy earlier records, on others they're playfully experimenting with styles they've never touched before (stereo effects? I thought yo
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