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'Bored Girls' Style (reminiscient of Chaise Lounge by Wet Leg)

 
 
Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 10:31 pm
Heard this on the Jays this morning - and it grabbed me immediately. It'll be huge (well it would be if I had any idea of current musical taste).

Chaise Lounge - Wet Leg




Anyway - it reminded me of a 'style' that I call 'bored girl' songs. So I thought I'd post them here. If you have any you think are in the same vein post away!
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 10:33 pm
Bored - Destroy All Monsters
hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 10:34 pm
Is That All There Is - Cristina

hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 10:36 pm
Facts Of Life - Black Box Recorder

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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 10:38 pm
Seventeen - Ladytron

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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 11:11 pm
The Truth About Cats And Dogs - Pony Up


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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2021 09:28 pm
Never Say Never - Romeo Void

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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2021 01:31 pm
@hingehead,
They're reminiscent of Sonic Youth.
hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2021 05:39 pm
@InfraBlue,
You're right - Kim Gordon does it too - this track in particular
Kool Thing - Sonic Youth



edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jul, 2021 07:03 pm
@hingehead,
Thanks for this thread.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jul, 2021 01:30 pm
And who can forget the Flying Lizards' cover of "Money."
hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 06:17 pm
@InfraBlue,
Yep you nailed it with this one (it was on my mental shortlist but I forgot it).
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 07:33 pm
I've got a few that sort of fit in this style, but maybe 'bored' is being stretched to 'world weary' or 'dismissive'

Stupid Girl - Garbage

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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 07:34 pm
Pretend We're Dead - L7
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 07:36 pm
Miss World - Hole
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2021 07:22 am
Sarah - Bat For Lashes

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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2022 06:14 am
This one's more for the video than the music, but it's not far off.

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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2023 04:32 pm
Dry Cleaning's album Stumpwork (released 2022) is full of them.
This is typical:

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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 17 Aug, 2023 11:26 pm
Never heard of her or this song, but it fits

Bang! Bang! - Nessa Barrett

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glitterbag
 
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Reply Sat 2 Sep, 2023 01:07 am
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

Is That All There Is - Cristina

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXjUWtLwxLk[/youtube]


I know this question should have been asked a while ago, but I just found the thread and that song was originally performed by Peggy Lee in 1969. The set up is the same and the refrain, this artist just moderned up the lyrics. That's fascinating to me because I wasn't sure anyone remembered Peggy Lee. I loved her but she was more in my parent's realm.


1969 version

Lyrics
I remember when I was a little girl
Our house caught on fire
I'll never forget the look on my father's face as he
Gathered me up in his arms and
Faced through the burning building out on the pavement
And I stood there
Shivering in my pajamas and
WAtched the whole world go up in flames
And when it was all over
I said to myself
Is that all there is to a fire?
Is that all there is
Is that all there is?
If that's all there is my friends
Then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze and have a ball
If that's all there is
And when I was twelve years old
My daddy took me to the circus
The greatest show on Earth
There were clowns and elephants, dancing bears
And a beautiful lady in pink
Tights flew high above our heads
And as I sat there watching
I had the feeling that something was missing
I don't know what, but
When it was over
I said to myself
Is that all there is to the circus?
Is that all there is
Is that all there is?
If that's all there is my friends
Then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze and have a ball
If that's all there is
And then I fell in love
With the most wonderful boy in the world
We'd take long walks by the river or
Just sit for hours gazing into each other's eyes
We were so very much in love
Then one day
He went away
And I thought I'd die, but I didn't
And when I didn't
I said to myself
Is that all there is to love?
Is that all there is
Is that all there is?
If that's all there is, my friends
Then let's keep
I know what you must be saying to yourselves
If that's the way she feels about it
Why doesn't she just end it all?
Oh, no, not me
I'm not ready for that final disappointment
Because I know
Just as well as I'm standing here talking to you
That when that final moment comes
And I'm breathing my last breat
I'll be saying to myself
Is that all there is
Is that all there is?
If that's all there is my friend
Then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze and have a ball
If that's all there is
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller
Is That All There Is lyrics © Sony/atv Tunes Llc, Jerry Leiber Music, Mike Stoller Music

Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is? Lyrics


 

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