What caught our fancy this first week of 2015…

Omigod – this is actually the first time we’ve really enjoyed this Pharrell Williams song (until now it’s always seemed so twee and gushy.) But there’s something about singing and dancing coppers/military that just gladdens your heart, don’t you reckon? Should be more of it (and less of the lawfully mandated, state sponsored violence that normally goes with the territory.)

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YouTube clip here.

[Poor buggers probably won’t be singing so cheerfully once the Russian economy stalls and their wages go south. n(Ed)]

Anyhoo, it prompted us to check out their backlist and we have to say it took us on the most bizarre and entertaining journey. Skyfall is a corker, Sweet Home Alabama is a hoot, even Queen and Men at Work are subjected to a Volga makeover…it’s all astonishingly hilarious (and so wrong on sooo many different levels.)

Make your day, go surf the Red Army Choir’s Top of the Pops.

2 responses to “What caught our fancy this first week of 2015…

    • Bummer dude – missed it! Can’t imagine how we’ve missed the phenomenon before now; what a total mind warp. I sat with my jaw in my lap watching them do ABBA, Bon Jovi and Tom Jones (and actually this last number went some way to explaining Yeltsin – that very peculiar solo dance was pure Boris.)
      Un-friggin’-believable.

      But the gig that really sent us reeling was at the Kennedy Centre 1989 when they sang God Bless America. We’re (still) speechless.

      Anyways, we’re also now totally hooked – with what can only be described as a capital-m for Morbid fascination.

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