Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Song of the Week

When I say "Teddybears," your first thoughts probably center around a sleeping buddy you had back as a little child (no, not Michael Jackson, silly!). You're probably not thinking about an Alt/Indy Rock band, right? That's unfortunate. There's a band out there called "Teddybears," and they've been around since the early 1990's.

They initially started off as a "black-metal band," but have grown up and experimented, using pop, rock, electronica, punk, and even some hip-hop in their music. They even had a song featured on the "FIFA 06" video game. But still, this band has really not been able to crack the ridiculously lame U.S. music "market."

Thankfully, the internet, Pandora, and Slacker (even XM and Sirrius) have been successfully breaking down this confoundingly stupid wall.

One of their newer "hits," called Punkrocker, is one that has intrigued me. No, it doesn't really sound like a punk song (Four Dinners, you can probably chime in on this one), but it has a cool 80's sound. And, if that lead singer's voice sounds familiar, well, I'm pretty sure you've heard him before ... that's right, it's Iggy Pop! How is this not being played in the U.S.?

You can find out more about this band here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnw4szNj36A

1 comment:

Four Dinners said...

Heard it...heard them...and yes it ain't punk as we punks know it but it is Iggy therefore all things are forgiveable (apart from the doofus advertising fucking insurance on TV. Iggy? Insurance? TV?????)

I will now commit suicide....

well....after the next vodka anyroad...