I have been to the capital a few times over the years for work, and its quite nice when you get away from the EU and business districts. But if I go back I would like to visit some of the smaller towns with mellifluous names like Differdange and Dudelange amd Liddle Lamzydivey.
On to the music. It was a bit of a struggle because there is not a huge amount of Luxembourgish music readily available, but with the help of the twin titans - Bandcamp and George - we got there in the end.
I think my personal favourites are probably Nicool - the Queen of the Luxembourg hip hop scene - and the 14 minute freakout by The Choppy Bumpy Peaches. But if you have ever wondered what a Luxembourgish version of "Polk Salad Annie" sounds like we can help with that too.
"Een Läffel Läbbel" - Nicool
"M.I.A.U" - Singsong-Girl
"Quetschendrepp Nelly" - Buffalo C. Wayne
"The Moons of Uranus" - Benoit Martiny Band
"Gugu" - The Choppy Bumpy Peaches
Luxembourg hasn't participated in Eurovision since the mid 1990s, but when it did it had a lot of success. This was because they had a sort of Galacticos policy, buying in the likes of France Gall, Nana Mouskouri, Vicki Leandros, Baccara and - bizarrely - Plastic Bertrand. In fact, only 25% of their entrants were actually Luxembourgers. I had intended to feature only some of those plucky few in the videos, but have bent the rules slightly because it would be a crime to deny you Papa Pingouin,
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There's something very disturbing abou that playshool-esque Moniqu Melsen video. If she was, in fact, off her face on LSD she could be forgiven. I am glad that The Choppy Bumpy Peaches and Buffalo C Wayne songs were as good as their names promised.ReplyDelete
You might be right, even the lone backing singer is keeping a safe distance. I'm quite taken by Modern Times - the woman's dancing and her commitment to wearing shades even on a thoroughly miserable day, the bit where the male singer dresses as a pilot, the drummer...Delete