Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Flashback: Cornershop "Brimful of Asha"

In 1997, MTV played this song to death and I still never got sick of it. Cornershop is still making music - and it happens to be pretty good - but they'll forever be remembered specifically for "Brimful of Asha". The psychedelically-sweet sugar-pop track was undeniably catchy, and featured one of the greatest lines in music history: "Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow." (There may or may not be something lost-in-translation going on with that line, and you can read an overwrought essay about the meaning of the song's lyrics here if you're into that sort of thing.)

The song got even more play when Fatboy Slim remixed it, but really that just sounded like every other Fatboy Slim song ever, so here's the original:



Lyrics:
There's dancing
Behind movie scenes
Behind the movie scenes
Sadi Rani
She's the one that keeps the dream alive
from the morning
past the evening
to the end of the light
Brimful of Asha on the 45
Well it's a brimful of Asha on the 45
And dancing
Behind movie scenes
Behind those movie scenes
Asha Bhosle
She's the one that keeps the dream alive
from the morning
past the evening
to the end of the light
Brimful of Asha on the 45
Well it's a brimful of Asha on the 45
And singing
illuminate thee main streets
And the cinema aisles
We don't care bout no
Gov't warnings,
'bout their promotion of a simple life
And the dams they're building
Brimful of Asha on the 45
Well it's a brimful of Asha on the 45
Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow
Everybody needs a bosom
Mine's on the 45
Mohamed Rufhi-45
Lata Mangeshkar-45
Solid state radio-45
Fer-guh-son mono-45
Bonn publeek-45
Jacques Dutronc and the Bolan Boogie, the Heavy
Hitters and the Chichi music
All India Radio-45
Two in ones-45
Argo Records-45
Trojan Records-45
Brimful of Asha on the 45
77,000-piece
Orchestra set
Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow
Mine's on the RPM


-J2

1 comment:

Lt. Dale Nippler said...

Seriously? I'm still reading about "Brimful of Asha"? Get your head out of your ass and write something new. If not, I will be posting my own Friday Flashback and I'm pretty sure you wont like the results.