MEN’S NEEDS

 

 

Artist: The Cribs

Genre: Indie rock

Notable lyrics: 

I’m not bothered, what you say or how you dress
I’m a mess, so you’ve always seemed inviting
But really, this all seems quite meaningless
And I remember that you never seemed to see
The fact that man’s needs
Man’s needs are full of greed, are full of greed
A man’s needs, man’s needs
Are lost on me

Here’s a good ‘I didn’t know I needed this until now’ song. This one’s a major stress-buster, take my word for it.

‘Understanding a woman is hard, but so is understanding a man’ is basically what I’ve learnt from this song. People in general are confusing. They say something, but mean another. To make sense of every word will leave you in a state of dilemma. So kids, let go and screw people, you don’t need ’em. (In case it was unclear, I was kidding. You obviously need someone to save you while you drown or someone to give you a CPR).

‘The Cribs are an English indie rock band originally from Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The band consists of twins Gary and Ryan Jarman, and their younger brother Ross Jarman. They were subsequently joined by ex-The Smiths and Modest Mouse guitarist Johnny Marr who was a formal member of the group from 2008 until 2011.’ HEAR THAT? THE FAMOUS JOHNNY MARR WAS A PART OF THIS BAND, HOW COULD THEY NOT BE AWESOME!

Although Marr only joined the band after the release of this song in 2007, this song is exceptional in the way only a true 2000’s song could be. This song was released at the time of rediscovery of punk-rock, hence the overused theme of a woman being a pain in the arse was used. The song speaks about the enlightenment the singer had about how toxic his girlfriend is. Basically, the singer was just too desperate to be alone. It’s all quite evident from the music video, with the woman going berserk and destroying all the instruments.

While the theme isn’t all that worldly, the excellent use of resources at hand, is. The music is so fresh and authentic; it sounds nothing like a modern-day rock song. The electric guitar track has lost its hard-rock essence and has been turned into something more melodramatic and attractive. The vocals are in-the-face, and suitable for a song which is essentially grunge-meets-funk-meets-pop. All in all, the song is very catchy indeed. There was a time when I just couldn’t stop listening to it. Thanks Spotify! (Not an Ad. Seriously, try it for yourself and see).

Also, is it weird that I find the twins sexy, despite their terrible dressing sense?

 

 

河童 (KAPPA)

Sa Yuu (Left and Right)

Genre: Alternative rock (Japanese)

Lyrics: 

My toes are getting chilly

My feelings are dying

My toes are getting chilly

My feelings are dying

A house has built up in the inside of me

He’s living in the inside of me

He’s calling in the inside of me

He’s calling my evil inside me

A house has built up on the inside of me

He’s living in the inside of me

He’s eating in the inside of me

He’s eating my goodness inside me

My toes are getting swollen

My feelings are dying

My toes are getting swollen

My feelings are dying

My air bladder

The air bladder I don’t need

I wanna sink down

I wanna sink down calmly

My toes are getting chilly

My feelings are dying

My toes are getting chilly

My feelings are dying

The things that you want to see are always looks boring but the every things that obsesses you are really great so I’m not gonna like you.

The Japanese version of the lyrics isn’t available and the google translator isn’t of much help, even with the camera recognition software. The aforementioned lyrics are a rough translation of the song.                                                                                                      Weeaboos, rejoice, for I have found this anime-perfect song after digging through the depths of YouTube. Well, it was actually recommended to me because I’ve watched tons of anime. Hey, they’re awesome and I highly recommend ‘The daily lives of Highschool boys’.

The song is so awesome, I’m not even guilty about the pleasure it provides me with (no, not THAT way). It’s both wonderfully weird and artistic, with quirky, debatable lyrics and an unconventional voice. Being miles away from typical J-pop or K-pop, for that matter, the song is mitigating in its own eccentric way. The electric guitar gives in an in-your-face edge and the cute midget woman with her screechy voice adds a surprising element of twist to the entire song.

‘A kappa also known as kawatarō (川太郎), komahiki (駒引, horse puller), or kawatora (川虎, river tiger) is an amphibious yōkai demon or imp found in traditional Japanese folklore’. The music video is a minimalist one, with a small cameo/documentary of gorillas from nowhere, but somehow belongs there, amidst all the confusion. Evidently, the video was recorded in the living room of the band members. Also, the band is an incipient one, with 50,000 views on their songs, at the most. Their music is available on iTunes and Amazon, so dear rich kids (or people who diligently invest in good music), fetch a copy now. We can’t afford to let more artists go extinct. Dear dedicated weeaboos, your time has also come, good fellas.