The Israeli Beatles -- Kaveret
September 10, 2007 7:58 PM   Subscribe

Danny Sanderson. Alon Olearchik. Gidi Gov. Yoni Rechter. Ephraim Shamir. Meir Fenigstein. Yitzhak Klapter. Together, they are probably Israel's most famous band Kaveret. What to hear their most famous song? Yo Ya. Want to know what it means? Here ya go. Want more Kaveret? Kol Hakavod.

whew! that was exhausting! well, there it is -- my first FPP. Let the carnage begin.
posted by wittgenstein (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Your favorite Yiddish band sucks? Naw, they sound pretty fun. They don't have anything on the Finns though.
posted by anthill at 8:04 PM on September 10, 2007

.אל תדאג, ביל. יהיה בסדר
posted by limon at 8:12 PM on September 10, 2007

בדיוק מה שרציתי להגיד - זה לא ענין כל כך גדול
לא מוצא חן בעיניהם? שיקפצו לך
posted by growabrain at 8:25 PM on September 10, 2007

More Israeli psych-rock goodness.
posted by basicchannel at 9:35 PM on September 10, 2007

Man, this is like screening The Yellow Submarine for a non-English-speaking audience. A big part of Kaveret is deadpan wordplay that veers far off the edge of sanity into a universe governed by Blue Meanies, or Poogy, or something, but go find a decent translation. The first video (HaMakolet) under the Kol Hakavod link is unfortunately a perfect example.

That said, thanks for the post!
posted by lullabyofbirdland at 12:56 AM on September 11, 2007

Well, I loved Yo Ya, lullabyofbirdland, and I don't speak a word of Hebrew. Thanks, wittgenstein!
posted by Kattullus at 4:18 AM on September 11, 2007

I never thought I'd get a chance to say this on MetaFilter, but I prefer Gidi Gov's solo work.
posted by escabeche at 7:23 AM on September 11, 2007

Hah, I'm glad. :-) I wasn't saying their music's not good on its own, it's just that the writing's hilarious.
posted by lullabyofbirdland at 7:56 AM on September 11, 2007

I know I'm not the only one that danced to this at Camp Ramah back in the day. There has to be *someone* else out there in MeFi land that remembers this song ... other than the OP of course. (Thanks wittgenstein!)
posted by LilBucner at 8:30 AM on September 11, 2007

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