Flashback Friday: Babe - Indian Habits
The political correctness of this song is debatable. I mean, they're not saying anything derogatory about Native Americans, but the entire track is wrapped around cheesy stereotypes--even though the message is a strong, feminist one. Anyway, Babe were a Dutch girl group active in the late seventies and early eighties. I'm completely enamored with them, but mostly because they make me laugh. Throughout their career, they had two lead singers. The first, Gemma Van Eck, has become an obsession of mine. I find her wide smile and awkward dancing/pronunciation charming and completely irresistible. Just check out this video for proof (particularly from 2:45-2:57 -- those are EPIC moments that have defined my past few weeks). This track, though, is from Babe's second incarnation. They were a little edgier here, though they still had their ridiculously funny moments. And lyrics aside, isn't this song amazing? From the production to the bevy of hooks, Indian Habits is more adventurous and energetic than most pop these days. I can really imagine Girls Aloud having recorded something like this. It's just bonkers, off the wall stuff. Just when you think it can't get any catchier or weirder, it does.
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