2.17.13 - New Music - The Gossip
This is a perfect song from The Gossip.
If anyone was going to pull of something so campy, it’s them. This sounds like it should have been sung by some underground girl group in the early 80’s that only did played in gay clubs, and upon looking back, was probably composed entirely of drag queens.
If it weren’t for the guitars, that is what I would think of this song and the video. Thank goodness for those gee-tahs.
But really, the song is a lot of fun and it isn’t trying to work too hard (get it?) and be more than it is. It is a fun, dance-y, punky song about needing to get a job. And that’s it. Isn’t it nice sometimes to not think about lyrical meanings and context and just groove?
Plus, the Gossip know better than any how to use a finely-tuned guitar to kick up a simple new wave/synthpop song, and this is a great example.