From New Zealand, here’s the Datsuns’ “MF From Hell” from their self-titled 2002 album … which went all the way to #1 in their homeland. I like Crowded House and Split Enz, but I love the nasty, aggro Datsuns. They remind me of the completely cool and disreputable gunk-punk auteurs Candy Snatchers from my old stomping grounds of Tidewater, Virginia. Except I’m getting whiplash from banging from head. As you can imagine, the title is not safe for work or little ones … because the Datsuns don’t abbreivate when they sing.
Lest anyone get me wrong, I love my children very much. However, one of the side effects of becoming a father of young children is that your knowledge of what’s hip and happening becomes null and void, either because you don’t have the time or are too tired to care. Which is why I never heard this awesome song from 2002 (the year my oldest was born), a song that would have likely been in my Top 5 for that year (or any year, for that matter). Better late than never I always say and thanks to Sirius’s Underground Garage, I have been able to play catch up on a lot of great stuff I’ve missed.