Dolly Rockers – Je Suis Une Dolly

This new single from the Dolly Rockers is a very confusing thing to watch first thing in the morning. It takes you through the full emotional range. You start off a feeling a bit sick, then become disgusted at how meaningless it all is. You raise an eyebrow, then curl your overhang into a furious frown, mad as hell that this lightweight fluff with it’s weird lyric is being driven into your ears. But then, noticing the insane keyboards (reminiscent of Frank Sidebottom at his best) and the wilful stupidity of the lyric, if you’re as stupid as me, you start not minding it.

You would want to stay away from it for as long as possible and, if you had kids, you’d encourage them to keep a distance, but you realise, ultimately, that it’s actually quite funny.

I’m not saying the creators are comedy geniuses, mind you. Punning ‘eyeful’ as ‘Eiffel’ in a song that seems to be about going out on the pull in an imaginary France doesn’t take the well-oiled skill of a laughter supremo, after all. But it’s funny in the same way that watching a dog fall into a swimming pool would be funny. Funny like a child repeatedly pronouncing the same word incorrectly. Funny like your Nan swearing. Or funny like a man catching a raw egg as it flies through the air, only for it to smash in the palm of his hand as he makes his grab.

It’s You’ve Been Framed funny.

Silly, stupid, novelty funny. And I suppose there’s no harm in that.

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4 Comments

  • Posted July 17, 2009 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Adding a couple of French words seems to be-excuse the pun- De Riguer for crap fluff pop lately, finally those GCSE trips to Calais pay off! Where is Frank Sidebottom now? More importantly-where’s Little Frank?

  • Posted July 17, 2009 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    On Twitter and performing live. And still ruddy great.

  • Posted July 17, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Last time I saw Frank he was doing something with skate-thrashers SSS. Strange.

  • Posted March 6, 2013 at 3:15 am | Permalink

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