Every so often I make up a mix CD of my favorite songs at the moment; mostly new songs, but with some old songs sprinkled in for flavor. I thought it’d be a neat feature of this new blog to go through, song-by-song, and explain a little about why it appeals to me.
Sticking with the theme of hard-living British post-punk bands, the next song on the compilation CD is “Ooh La” by The Kooks. It’s a very catchy tune, given the melody and the interesting Brighton accent. The song is about the ex-girlfriend of the lead singer, who apparently chose her musical and acting career over their relationship. The words “ooh la” sound similar to her name (Katie Melua).
I first saw the video (making of) for this song on Fuse, which was my first introduction to the band. On the strength of this and another song (which will show up on the winter compilation), I purchased their debut album, Inside In/Inside Out. It’s a strong effort throughout, and a great summer CD on its own. It’s also fitting; the first lines are “Do you want to go to the seaside?”. As you know, I did. Their second album Konk is due out in mid-April.
Next time: the song from one of the greatest moments in television history