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by Dan
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TTC - "Dans Le Club"

After Ceci N'est Pas Un Disque, TTC only want to party. Or provide the party, rather, their position does not allow them to actually party. They are the prime-ministers, presiding over the representative government in charge of the picking up of fine ladies and being really important. I don't catch every word, but I'm confident this is an exact French translation of "In Da Club", split into three parts, with something about a VIP pass thrown in. I respect it, I feel cool when they're yelling at me, but it's true that I don't get it. [buy] [great video]

Dorian Hatchet - "Fast Runner"

I can't listen to this song, it makes me feel all Sunday-sad. But you should listen to it, it's good.
This is incorrect, but I keep thinking a guppy is singing the song, and that this stuff is happening to a family of guppies. It's still raw, unnerving imagery and blasting, careening melody changes, it still affects me deeply, makes me worry, worry, but it's just that everyone has guppy faces. Um, and guppy bodies. [site]

Posted by Dan at January 13, 2006 4:48 AM

guppy bodies? if that's what's required for adoring this track, then sign me up. sign me up.

Posted by steve st. pierre at January 13, 2006 9:48 AM

I like these even-handed posts.

I don't get the TTC, either, really. But most of my Pop Montreal cohorts adore it. I usually file stuff like that under "listen to more and figure it out". But maybe you meant just the language, I don't know.

Dorian Hatchet in is the Telefauna family. They've definitely got something unique going on, but the guppies need to grow a bit. Last time I saw them perform they were all wearing blindfolds, I think...

Posted by Andrew Rose at January 13, 2006 10:02 AM

TTC dans le Club Salope !!! So fuckin cool
check out Fat Planet they have a Stacs of Stamina tune Feat TTC on their 2005 compilation...a cool one to.

Posted by Tristan at January 13, 2006 10:47 AM

The Dorien Hatchet track is outSTANding. Even for guppies.

Posted by Sean at January 13, 2006 3:23 PM

Dan, I love you, but you (and everyone else) always misses the salient point that this song is essentially about the singer killing her brother, my friend, Darren Peacock. Now, fair's fair, and it may be unintentional, and the singer does sing mighty sweetly, but we are somewhere on the murder-manslaughter-criminalnegligencecausingdeath scale here. It's a great song.

Posted by Joel Taylor at January 13, 2006 4:47 PM

I really like Modeselektor's "Dancing Box" ft. TTC, which has still held up as great to dance to, and I've heard the Dans Le Club remix, but previously not the orignial. I think I like it better.
Poor guppies? Win the current, flurry of guppies.

Posted by mox twelve at January 14, 2006 6:08 AM

("it" being the song you posted. I like the orignial better.)

Posted by mox twelve at January 14, 2006 6:09 AM

wow, I really like that Dorian Hatchet song. I love all the things her voice does along with the words. thanks for posting it dan!

Posted by Elliot at January 15, 2006 3:25 PM

definitely have to spend some more time with the TTC, but i can see myself loving it like an ugly dog down the line.

is anyone else hearing a teeny bit of kimya dawson in the dorian hatchet? the way she carries her voice. i mean, i'm not complaining. it's a beautiful song, the piano especially.

Posted by Andrew at January 15, 2006 3:47 PM

Ok, a translation of the TTC track (great music, but disturbing lyrics) :

TTC in da club, bitch
With the crowd
I'm guided by my dick
Here it smells of pussies
So get here quick
And move your body, gorgeous
Dance relentlessly while I'm only thinking about f..ing you
But hurry up your girl friends
Are queuing, want the same one (ie dick)
We can share if you're not too hungry.
Cuizinier is a man who has love to give
Every chick want to "subscribe" to my body
Pay !
Whore that charms me, strip-teaser on her podium
DJ who rules, welcomes to the vivarium
Tonight darling you're a star, we're out
It can be read on lips, bring drinks
People sweat and die of body warmth
Some chicks need to fresh up their ideas, dumbass
Why wait to get high in the floor ?
It's my record playing man, move on it.
Berman on the pitch, new state,
In the VIP space without a pass key.
- Chorus -
When the boys from TTC crash in the club
With their look of wankers
Half thugs half nerds, suddenly every chick
Feel something weird in their heart.


It must be said that there's a part of irony in this, making fun of french "gangsta-rappers" so in hubris with their sexual feats... How large the part ? I don't know.

Posted by manur at January 16, 2006 10:10 AM

I'm french, and i can assure you, it's 200% humour!

Posted by Anne at January 16, 2006 4:40 PM

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