Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Italy 2012 - Marlene Kuntz - Canzone Per Un Figlio

To hear this song, click these words...

Italy's Sanremo song contest began tonight. It's a massive national institution which lasts the best part of a week, and that has been going for over 60 years - and somewhere it the end of it all they chose the Italian song for Eurovision. It may not be the song that wins it, but that kind of doesn't really matter. As an introduction to the chaotic cluttered madness of being Italian, you don't get much better than this.

As always there were some great songs - many of which we'll bring you later in the week. But out childish gene just couldn't help but show you this one first. Back when they were young Marlene Kuntz used to sound a bit like Sonic Youth. They might be a bit more mature these days, but they still keep the gloriously unsavory name they picked in their younger days. The first part of their name is in tribute to Ms Dietrich. The second, however, is not as many think a cool reference to German art. No, it does actually mean what it looks like it means - and hooray to them for keeping it.

Those people who were moaning about Trackshittaz near-the-knuckle name are going to be apoplectic about this mob if they get through!

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