All Loved Up

Sometimes I wonder if the above video played a part in getting Fish’s song “All Loved Up” into the Polish singles chart. It represents exactly the sort of vacuous celebrity culture the song skewers. It epitomises the way mass-produced corporate pop is completely divorced from the world of real musicians making real music.

It’s mechanically-recovered extruded music product, featuring talent-free “artists” who are famous for being famous, whose success is based solely on the amount of money spent promoting them. There is absolutely no chance that this song will touch anyone’s soul and change their lives.

The “guitarist” is a embarrassed-looking model who looks as though she’s never seen anyone play a guitar in her life. But in words of manager Angelina Konkol. “It is better to look at beautiful models pretending to play the guitar than ugly musicians who actually play the guitar”.

What a load of cobblers.

Don’t want that. Watch this instead.

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3 Responses to All Loved Up

  1. Chris Hall says:

    They are superb ‘musicians’ who are clearly playing their instruments. Not quite sure what the one chord the one holding the guitar is going for and what’s the one sitting at the piano doing? Surely this is a spoof video?

  2. Tim Hall says:

    The possibility that the whole thing is a send-up of the essential fakeness of commercial pop had not escaped me.

  3. Tom B says:

    My God, that was awful. The Polish thing, not Chantel. It has to be a spoof surely but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was genuine.
    It was interesting seeing the clips of the “guitarist” and Chantel one after the other. No wonder the former looked embarrassed.
    Thanks Tim for introducing me to the music of miss McGregor. Sadly I’ve missed her double-bills with MA but I hope to catch her at some time.