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Let's Go Spend Some Money

Capitalism and consumption are satirically serenaded in the video "Fabulous Friends" by New York band Gladshot.

"Fabulous Friends" by Gladshot from matthew k on Vimeo.

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Emmett
Nice tune, decent lyrics...and it's precisely what we need now, a band with a sense of humor that attacks consumer culture. There's a great German band, Die Prinzen, that seems to be a cross between The Kinks and The Turtles (!) but with witheringly biting lyrics; maybe this band can develop some more. I'll be listening! Thanks for the tune.
Emmett
Nice tune, decent lyrics...and it's precisely what we need now, a band with a sense of humor that attacks consumer culture. There's a great German band, Die Prinzen, that seems to be a cross between The Kinks and The Turtles (!) but with witheringly biting lyrics; maybe this band can develop some more. I'll be listening! Thanks for the tune.
The "predictable" lyrics and "stale" style is, I think, supposed to be ironic. I don't think the band was trying to make "great art". In this, they succeed in making good are that is entertaining with a good message. Its like a joke.
The "predictable" lyrics and "stale" style is, I think, supposed to be ironic. I don't think the band was trying to make "great art". In this, they succeed in making good are that is entertaining with a good message. Its like a joke.
I like the idea, but these are white people who show absolutely no understanding of the south side of Chicago or the west side of Detroit or the east Cleveland. These very compassionate young people seem so out of touch with youth culture of the urban "ghetto," as if they live in a suburban bubble. It would be much more effective if the band was in dialogue with the "cool kids" or "kid sister" or lil wayne or JayZ. Unfortunately, this is just a trailer for the film "WalK Hard: The Dewy Cox Story." White privilege is blinding. Sorry to be so negative.
I like the idea, but these are white people who show absolutely no understanding of the south side of Chicago or the west side of Detroit or the east Cleveland. These very compassionate young people seem so out of touch with youth culture of the urban "ghetto," as if they live in a suburban bubble. It would be much more effective if the band was in dialogue with the "cool kids" or "kid sister" or lil wayne or JayZ. Unfortunately, this is just a trailer for the film "WalK Hard: The Dewy Cox Story." White privilege is blinding. Sorry to be so negative.

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