Does anyone remember that song about roly-poly fishheads from the early ’90s? “Fishheads are never seen drinking cappuccinos in Italian restaurants with Oriental women.” Yeah, I have no idea what it was about, but we used to play it on my friend’s college radio show at KSCU (from the damp basement of Swig Hall).
This song from the new Chemical Brothers album is similarly piscine in scope, and reminds me some of Fishheads, so maybe it’s not surprising that some twisted pleasure-center of my brain likes it. A salmon dance? This features Fatlip (previously of The Pharcyde) and urges the listener to “shake your body like a salmon floating upstream” and talks about dancing like a fish while doin’ The Snap. It could be this year’s shake it like a polaroid picture. Yes, it’s kitschy and ridiculous, but if you can resist liking this even a little bit, you are a better person than I.
I know, I know.
The Salmon Dance (feat Fatlip) – The Chemical Brothers
On a related note, I just recently figured out how big and ugly salmon are, thanks to my very favorite dirty jobber Mike Rowe. I guess I kind of pictured them like shiny pink trout. Just goes to demonstrate that no, I have never gone fishing. I need to fix that.