Touch my bum!
December 16, 2002 10:24 PM   Subscribe

Touch My Bum! This is LIFE!
posted by qDot (30 comments total)
And the point of this was ........................?
posted by dg at 10:32 PM on December 16, 2002

Oh, qDot... that's the worst thing ever.
posted by jonson at 10:40 PM on December 16, 2002

sorry mate, but this is evidence of NO LIFE.
posted by quarsan at 10:41 PM on December 16, 2002

Currently NUMBER TWO in the UK Top 40 ...
posted by feelinglistless at 11:23 PM on December 16, 2002

I just got the Yatta video out of my head and now this.
posted by faithnomore at 11:38 PM on December 16, 2002

posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 11:59 PM on December 16, 2002

Well, now I know what's in my Room 101. That just sucked the life right out of me, and not in the good way.

And their web page calls it a "raunchy video." That was raunchy? A man fucking a sheep in a nativity set, that's raunchy, but a couple of ditzes in hot-pants isn't raunchy; it's 1974.

I just got the Yatta video out of my head and now this.

The Yatta video has life, man. It has joy. It has many more words in English, even. It has substantially better dancing; watching them bounce along like insane bears makes me want to join in. And of course it has a horde of men in their tighty-whiteys. ``Touch My Bum'' was joyless corporate pap from the Pop Music Extruder... mmmm.... pap.

Now if there's some way we can combine these two with the Boonga-Boonga video game... maybe then I'll be able to close my eyes again.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:22 AM on December 17, 2002

So beautiful... thanks! I laughed during the whole song...
posted by mildred-pitt at 1:01 AM on December 17, 2002

It's the worst song since doop.

Not often that I agree with the man who poisoned modern music, Peter Waterman...
posted by dmt at 1:10 AM on December 17, 2002

Ok, honestly people, is this worse than The Ketchup Song (further discussed in the Google Zeitgeist thread a couple of days ago that I'm too lazy to link)?

No, I think not.

I think what bothers me more is the incestuous lesbianism. If you actually read their about page, it says they're 20 year old twin sisters from transylvania. Insert RHPS quotes here.

But yeah, Yatta is still the best, the rest of the Green Leaves stuff and anything else off of Happy Go Silly or whatever the hell that show was called is *really* funny, assuming you like Japanese humor (which means people getting badly hurt, a lot).
posted by qDot at 1:24 AM on December 17, 2002

I don't think that I'm the only person in the UK that sincerely wants to apologise to the world for this travesty. I'm sure there must be some UN backed convention for ensuring such songs never reach the mainstream. On behalf of my countrymen, I'm really really sorry. I am. Sorry. No I mean it. Really, really sorry.
posted by seanyboy at 1:50 AM on December 17, 2002

I know not one iota of Japanese, but Yatta still always fills me with the joy, optimism and semi-ironic hilarity intended by its craftsmen. I mean, even after, like, there's been a tragic death, or something. It's getting embarrasing.

Touch My Bum? Torch My Lai.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 2:38 AM on December 17, 2002

Oh lighten up you dull psuedo-intellectuals. It's a piece of stupid pop trash, not the latest Radiohead album. If all music has to aspire to some level of sophistication, what a dull pursuit it would be.

posted by wackybrit at 3:58 AM on December 17, 2002

You really aren't very wacky, you know.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:14 AM on December 17, 2002

That's a pretty generic thing to say.
posted by wackybrit at 4:18 AM on December 17, 2002

Pink Lady!
posted by putzface_dickman at 4:22 AM on December 17, 2002

I think there has to be a whole new genre of pop music created for songs like this and that friggin' Ketchup song (now playing at weddings country wide). I hereby nominate "novelty pop" as a worthy genre label and another addition to the stratification of music.
posted by PenDevil at 4:29 AM on December 17, 2002

it says they're 20 year old twin sisters from transylvania

mmmmmm-k. Time to go back to your coffins ladies.
posted by CoolHandPuke at 6:05 AM on December 17, 2002

Doop was wicked.
posted by ed\26h at 6:11 AM on December 17, 2002

So was the quaintly niave attempt at international pop credability that was the Ketchup Song.
posted by ed\26h at 6:13 AM on December 17, 2002

Trust me, it's a thousand times worse when you have 4 channel of tv to choose from, it's 10am on a Saturday and two of those channels have them on (on with them live, the other a video).
posted by twine42 at 6:14 AM on December 17, 2002

Oh, and any bets on how long until they turn up in binaries.celebrity.nude.fake ? ;)
posted by twine42 at 6:19 AM on December 17, 2002

Doop was wicked.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:49 AM on December 17, 2002

Why in the world would anyone do a close up of someone's mouth (like in the beginning of that video) that has teeth that messed up?
posted by internal at 8:38 AM on December 17, 2002

The Cheeky Girls are bloody awfull, at least
doop was mildly amusing for a few minutes and gets a name check in Futurama!
posted by bhell13 at 2:22 PM on December 17, 2002

i liked the Ketchup song better! : >
posted by amberglow at 2:46 PM on December 17, 2002

sorry, but if their selling point is their bums, shouldn't they at some? i see back, then legs, and very little in-between. somebody get these girls some red beans and rice.
posted by bizwank at 4:14 PM on December 17, 2002

If you haven't tried the game... well, uhm.... let's just say I've never slapped a bum using that finger motion.
posted by Stan Chin at 4:44 PM on December 17, 2002


I seem to recall aforementioned song being popular in the US.

Perhaps they should rename this song 'Find My Bum'. If you want bums, haul Kylie or Jennifer Lopez out here pronto. Cheeky Girls or Kylie in the Spinning Around video? It's no contest.
posted by wackybrit at 7:35 PM on December 17, 2002

The tune is probably the most unimaginative I've heard in a long time. Yes, a lot worse than the worst qualities of Las Ketchup, Doop and Macarena combined. The melody consists of four different notes. The chords, well, there is one. Plus the transposition between the phrases.

I have no trouble at all believing it was written by their mother a few hours before their audition in Popstars. That, or the music industry is testing how simple a pop song can be.
posted by ikalliom at 9:20 PM on December 17, 2002

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