Thursday, December 17, 2009

Total Genius!


I always like to hear what people from other countries think English sounds like. If you have ever wondered this, here is your answer FLAWLESSLY EXECUTED and its actually a pretty cool tune too! Its done by some Italian guy in TOTAL GIBBERISH made to sound like what they think English sounds like... Its so smart. Sent to me by Justin of Justinspace whos link is in the sidebar.
Oh and after rewatching I think the lead blonde dancer is a young version of MEGA ENTERTAINER Raphaella Carra (Only click on her name if your ready to head your BRAIN BROKEN because you cant ask GOD for anything more because HE CANT MAKE IT)
ps Total update. I went to the Eagle last night and THEY PLAYED THIS SONG!?!...I need to buy it somewhere.

12 comments:

Eric Arvin said...

That was pretty damn cool

Cristián said...

Oh, no, no, no! You're watching the wrong edit of this here, David. Yes, that is Raffaella dueting with him (and doing the mid-song rap break in curious Grace-Jones-ish key) in this song. By the way, he is not "some Italian guy". Let me introduce you to Mr. Adriano Celentano, Italian pop-culture and rock legend (think Mick Jagger meets Tom Jones meets James Brown). The gibberish English in that song is totally on purpose, as Celentano's intention was to represent "incommunicability" because he considered when he did this that in modern times people are not able to communicate to each other anymore.

This broadcast of this dance number by la RAI (where else?) in considered legendary, too (the one in B & W). Raffaella - as usual - dances her ass out (and shakes her hair as if the world was about to end) here. And the art direction with the games of mirrors, angles and reflections was totally breakthrough for that time (eat this, Twila Tharp and Bob Fosse!).
Here's the straight-on version of that broadcast:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ger_CT_zvQ

Check out how by the end they transition the "live" ending of the dance routine, into a live interview (oh, those variety shows!) that Carra is supposed to do to Celentano right there, and she can hardly catch her breath (notice the last 60 seconds is all one single-camera and continuous non-stop shot). Now those were live performance divas!

StellaVista said...

"some Italian guy" is of course Adriano Celentano. One of Italy´s biggest stars for fifty years.
Did he invent rap with this?
His first movie was with Fellini and in the seventies he starred in incredibly tacky comedies. Worth checking out if you like these sort of things.

nsfw said...

a very catchy ditty they got going on there... I think that singer guy's name is Zuchero (or something that sounds like that).
It's about time American TV tried the ol' Variety Show format again.

witomski said...

Dave....BRILLIANT!

david razzano said...

i love this clip! the song is hot too!but more importantly...when i watched the link that u put up to raphaella doin 'total eclipse of the heart' i suddenly realized i was actually witnessing YOU in 'house of spandex' shopping for new slick it up fabrications!! haha!i know because i've also succumb to the same savage choreography whilst surrounded by bolts of spandex!weeeerk!

David Mason said...

LOL Youre SO RIGHT!!!!

David Mason said...

btw thanks for the clip Cristian

Anonymous said...

This is brilliant. Thanks for this. I thought I was the only person who sat around and wondered what English sounded like to other people. Dude is hot too.

brando said...

Does anyone know where I can get the mp3 of this? I tried visiting those convert-for-me websites but none worked. Cristián, would you have it?

Anonymous said...

I love that "all right" is the one actual English phrase that cuts through the interlingual haze.

Carlos said...

There's way too many of these Faux-English songs... just these past couple of years there have been two RELATIVELY-famous ones here in the States... (quick youtube)

Chacarron and Watagatapitusberry