a collection of tunes that are crying out for a super kitsch cartoon video.
amerie – crush
possibly just meant to sound happy, not kitsch, but this remix conjures up images of bubbles, flying candy and glitter and there’s nothing amerie can do about it…
basement jaxx – romeo
you can tell the jaxx heart kitsch by their album covers, even if you haven’t heard the music. who else would put snowflake, the albino gorilla from barcelona zoo, on a cd?
bjork – big time sensuality
more quirky than kitsch, but bjork does look a bit like a japanese cartoon.
confection – i gotta thang 4u
confection are a group who make 80s jheri soul a la loose ends. i honestly didn’t realise for a long time that they weren’t authentic 80s.
daft punk – digital love
kids of the 80s went ‘aaaah…’ when they saw the video to this tune, featuring battle of the planets style anime.
deee-lite – say ahhh
unashamedly kitsch, and psychedelic at the same time.
groove armada and mutya buena – song for mutya
whoever thought they would be describing the chavtastic mutya as kitsch? not me…
keyshia cole – superstar
hate jameila. this is the only song of hers that i could remotely stand so i was happy that keyshia covered it for the us market. clearly, bitter brummie bitches don’t go down too well across the pond, either…
mariah carey – touch my body
eternally 12 apparently…mariah is the physical embodiment of kitsch and youth obsession taken too far. and no i don’t buy the nick cannon thing, that boy just looks uncomfortable to me.
model 500 – the flow
i doubt that derrick may intended to make anything that sounded remotely kitsch. but it so does…
st etienne – who do you think you are
if all of st etienne’s video has been animated kitsch, i think their music would have been more appealing. i liked it, but the oh-look-at-us-we’re indie!-and-quirky! band members ruined things somewhat.
sub sub and melanie williams – ain’t no love
the most cartoonish club classic i can remember – shouldn’t have worked but it did.