FleaBITE: In Your Ear (Jayrem)

 |   |  1 min read

FleaBITE: You're a Drip
FleaBITE: In Your Ear (Jayrem)

Everyone is allowed to have fun, right? Which is why Elsewhere sometimes includes bizarre or just plain stupid stuff when it pulls From the Vaults.

And also why we posted the Fatcat and Fishface album for kids (C'mon, tell me that isn't Yoko Ono on the posted track).

And that is also why we are posting this by FleaBITE -- from the Fatcat and Fishface family -- who are smart enough to know that while the kids will play this it is also adults who will have to listen.

And what senior-adult wouldn't raise a wry smile over songs with titles like Hair, Thunder Box, Cat Scratch Fever and Time Goes By?

In fact the lyrics of Hair ("When I walk out the door, it flows from my armpits and down to the floor") are no more stupid than those on the original.

And no, Cat Scratch Fever isn't the Ted Nugent song but rather a weird cabaret piece, which comes as no suprise given many FleaBITE people were in Six/Four Volts and the Braille collective back in the day.

Meep is front parlour instrumental with crisscross vocals repeatedly saying the title line . . . if your front parlour happens to be a circus tent.

Yes, this seems to be for smart children for under eight (although it does also seem a bit demanding for them), but adults will get through it with some amusement, although I must admit to having a problem with adults putting on funny voices for kids. This however is usefully menacing (Medusa is plain scary, not for before bedtime) along the lines of Lemony Snicket.

However if you take this on a long car journey to amuse the kids may I suggest you take along that Fatcat and Fishfae also.

This on repeat play will drive you crazy -- if not into a ditch.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Music articles index

The National: Sleep Well Beast (4AD)

The National: Sleep Well Beast (4AD)

On the fashionable foreshore in Copenhagen at a prime spot just around the corner from the busy Nyhavn tourist-magnet area is a cluster of up-market restaurants and bars in a beautiful building... > Read more

Neil Finn: Out of Silence (EMI)

Neil Finn: Out of Silence (EMI)

Even if you don't much care for Neil Finn's music – and there might be one or two who don't – you can't help but admire how he has successfully negotiated (at perilously close to 60)... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Sue and Horst's Famous Persimmon Cream Pie

Sue and Horst's Famous Persimmon Cream Pie

When you've got in-laws who have a large persimmon orchard you tend to learn all kinds of things that can be done with the underrated persimmon. My father-in-law Horst slices ripe ones and... > Read more

DON GIOVANNI REVIEWED (2014): When opera goes clubbing

DON GIOVANNI REVIEWED (2014): When opera goes clubbing

It was Mae West who said, “Keep a diary and perhaps some day it will keep you”. This presumes you've had an interesting life, but former Rolling Stone bassist Bill Wyman... > Read more