Red Light Company – Arts & Crafts

The song sounds like something from 1991. Not altogether terrible. It’s the video that plays havoc with the senses.

This lot look like groomed grungers, which is a contradiction in terms. But the more you look, the more you realise it’s true. They’re all clean-shaven. Those garments are from Top Man. And what’s with the showgirl, brothel aesthetic? It all combines to make this seem like you’ve stumbled into a pound-in-the-pint-pot pole-dance pub, and became surrounded by trendies who fell in a wig shop on their way out.

It’s a shame, really, when you consider that the tune would’ve made a half-decent Senseless Things B-side.


  • Posted June 28, 2009 at 4:41 pm |

    As a song it has all the elements of a standard pop tune.
    The hook line (Arts & Craft) starts the sings and is repeated almost immediately, just so you get it. Then some meaningless musical twaddle including the obligatory U2 type guitar backing.

    All very predictable.

    I’d say more a watered down Tears for Fears, agree it’s hardly modern.

    Afterwards what is it about the song one remembers?

    Arts and Crafts.

    i would hazard a guess and say that they started with the title first…..

  • Posted June 29, 2009 at 10:03 am |

    You pulled my comment.

  • Posted June 29, 2009 at 10:14 am |

    Nobody pulled anyone’s comment. May have been spammed.

  • Posted June 29, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    It was in the filter – retrieved it.

    Believe me, we’re in no position to pull comments yet! We encourage your thoughts, oh Nick one of the Tann Clan.

  • Posted June 29, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    It’s the power of pop!
    It (my comment) wasn’t there 15 mins ago.

  • Posted June 29, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    It was in the filter – retrieved it.

  • Posted June 30, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    Is it a bonus have Hugh Fearnly-Whatshisname playing drums?

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