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Thursday, October 12, 2006

X-Press 2 featuring Tim DeLaughter, "Witchi Tai To" (2006)

It was gross when Public Image Ltd did it:

Still gross, but, fine, a bit funny when Dubstar had their turn:

And then did it again:

Which I never quite understood, by the way: the first Disgraceful sleeve with the turned-out pencil case was too rude, so it gets replaced with a slipper that connotes exactly the same thing -- but now with added bunny ears! -- and it becomes okay? Hmm.

So, X-Press 2, I'm just saying it's all a bit played out:

I feel like I should take a leaf from The Office's book and award someone a Dundie for "Bushiest Busiest Beaver."

Um, let's have a song instead. I've posted a track from Makeshift Feelgood before: the "I Feel Love"-sampling, second single "Kill 100." This here is the band's cover of the old Jim Pepper jazz standard, "Witchi Tai To." The boys have laid the familiar Peyote chant on top of a gentle dance beat, augmented by some nice synthesized strings at the end. Sing, or you prefer, whistle along to it. You know how to whistle, don't you? You -- sigh, wait for it, you knew it was coming, I'M SORRY, OKAY? -- just put your lips together and blow.


  • Come'on...
    the first Dubstar sleeve was much more obvious and looking like the real thing (not that I am a specialist)
    I had that dubstar posetr in my room for a while (why why why??? my sense of decoration was maybe off as I had barbie dolls hanging from a chandelier in the living room)
    I like that dubstar album a lot still...

    By Anonymous Arnault, at 5:57 PM  

  • Hee hee, yeah, I guess the first sleeve is more in-your-face. It's probably due to the contrast in colors. And in texture. And the way bits...kind of...pop out at you.

    Now I've made myself a little queasy.

    Of course, the X-Press 2 is still the most terrifying, on account of the EYES.

    By Blogger Brittle, at 6:37 PM  

  • I'd only seen the "bunny-slipper" Dubstar cover before and I didn't "get it" until a few months later (when I decided there was something odd with the booklet artwork too). The PIL is the worst one for me.

    By Blogger daavid, at 7:36 AM  

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