Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Song of the day: "Let your fingers do the walking" by Sort Sol

I am certainly not an expert when it comes to Danish music bands (despite the fact that I've been in Denmark for quite a while now: it is high time I knew more about the topic....), but I start to sort of form some preferences among the few bands I was "introduced" to. One of my favourites (and also a favourite of every single Danish woman I have talked to about Danish music!) is Sort Sol (in English, Black Sun), which is one of the 'oldies', but still very much appreciated in Denmark. Unfortunately their website seems to be down at the moment, so here's a very short wikipedia entry in English. They are classified as 'punk, post punk, gothic rock' when it comes to the musical genres they practice (though the Danes certainly seem to have a different idea of what the label 'punk' represents, than the Dutch, for instance...). My favourite song - so far, haven't listened to all their albums- from them is the great piece "Let your fingers do the walking" (lyrics here), which is also the song of the day. Unfortunately I could not find other clips from Sort Sol on YouTube, although it would have been very nice to find at least "Shaheeba Bay" and "Popcorn", which were also hits of their most successful album, "Glamourpuss", released in 1993.

But without further ado, here's "Let your fingers do the walking" in two different live performances: the first is from a concert in Skanderborg, Denmark, in 1993, while the second is from a festival from Sweden, in 1994. With a fantastic guitar play by Peter Peter Schneidermann (the guy that left the band in '95, unfortunately) in both of them!


Dan Anghel said...

The stuff with the fingers and the walking reminds me of Depeche Modes's song "World in my Eyes" :

Now let your mind do the walking
And let my body do the talking
Let me show you the world in my eyes

Sebi Buhai said...

Very interesting, there is indeed some sense of overlapping in the message, as far as the lyrics go (but not a lot). Couldn't have made this association though, given the two absolutely different musical genres involved here (or disjoint sets of musical genres rather)- a YT clip for the Depeche Mode song you mention. Depeche Mode is of course unique, in its own way. At some point I'll have the song of the day from them, but my favourite from them is by far another song :-).

Dan Anghel said...

Personal Jesus?:)

Sebi Buhai said...

I am not going to disclose anything yet, so you won't hear either "yes" or "no" from me on this one :-).

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Dan Anghel said...

Fair enough:) I'll wait for you DM song of the day post:)