Thursday, April 9, 2009

EYE ON EBAY--------They'll eat your daughters' peaches

With that fun festival of frivolity the Elton John fashion parade, more commonly known as the Eurovision song contest, looming on the horizon like an inverted rainbow it's time to look back to a time when a punk band unsuccessfully attempted to represent England in that clownish carnival. Door In My Face was an apt title for the Fruit Eating Bears' song as they promptly had their faces slammed into it. I can actually remember seeing them perform the song on a BBC programme dedicated to find the UK representative. I think the general public telephoned in votes and I'm sure they came last. Rock Bottom, a prophetic name in view of our recent performances at Eurovision, was chosen that year, I think, sung by Lynsey De Paul and some bloke who looked like Mr. Lucas from Are You Being Served? These days a slice of vintage punk might ensure we at least get 10 points. If the atrocious Lordi can win it..............

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2 comments:

James D said...

'There's a generation's division' says that Mice (post-FEB) single "A Song For Europe", which kind of sums up Eurovision back then. Now we're getting Andrew Lloyd-Webber involved ...nothing's changed then!

Rupert Cook said...

Because Lloyd-Webber's involved I don't want us to win it. Only if he'd dug out Sarah Brightman with a new version of I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper would I have supported him. As it is we'll probably finish in the bottom three and his ugliness will be humiliated.

It's a farce anyway. All the ex- Eastern Bloc countries vote for one another and either some dire dirge or some belly dancing-like anthem wins. The discrediting of communism may have been a boon for millions but look what they've done with their freedom. Rebuild the Wall!