donderdag 6 augustus 2009

Lost Fingers

Canadian trio The Lost Fingers named themselves after Django Reinhardt (who lost two fingers in a fire), and play his trademark manouche-style, or gypsy-jazz. But instead of composing their own songs, they do covers. Of 80s classics, like Pump Up the Jam. Or, on their new album, French(-ish) popgold like Lady Marmelade and the Je t'aime... moi non plus of the punk generation, Ça plane pour moi. It's an acquired taste (along the lines of Global Kryner, Hayseed Dixie and La Pompe Moderne), but with the right amount of alcohol and the right company, it's fun. Plus: gypsy-style jazz is quite hard to play.

The Lost Fingers - Ça Plane Pour Moi (original version here)
The Lost Fingers feat. Martine St Clair - On Va S'Aimer (original version here)

4 opmerkingen:

  1. After one glass of vin blanc I already find this quite hilarious. You just wait till I've finished the bottle!

  2. More Lost Fingers here, including a comment on On Va S'Aimer influencing songs of today:

  3. wow! They named their group from the guy who had lost his two fingers... that's cool!

  4. Martine St Clair and La Dion were neck to neck in the race for fame once upon a time. Scary :)