Friday, July 24, 2009

you've been Dolly Rockered

Oh, I love how seriously the Brits enjoy not taking things too seriously. Let's take a look at the Dolly Rockers with their brand new single, "Gold Digger".

It's a bit of an 80s mash up, n'est-ce pas? It was only a matter of time before someone sniffed out "Wordy Rappinghood" by Tom Tom Club for a sample.

And I like how they co-opted the melody from "Stool Pigeon" by Kid Creole And The Coconuts.

Plus, if I'm not mistaken, I believe the ringing guitar right before the chorus is sampled from "Venus" by Shocking Blue. A nice little nod to Bananarama, if I do say so. That and their singing in unison schtick. Their sassy attitude reminds me of Shampoo. Remember them?

Technically, "Gold Digger" is their first, official single. I think I liked "Je Suis Une Dolly" just slightly better. But how long before the Dolly Rocker flash mob "theme" gets old?

Seriously! Sampling and biting off Bill Wyman's 1981 hit, "(Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star", is a bit of brillance.

I'm putting odds on the producers coming up with that idea. One of them is Ray Hedges who produced, of all groups, B*witched. It's all starting to become clear now.

I shouldn't be so naughty because a couple of years ago, Mr. Hedges produced one of my songs, "I Believe", for Australian singer, Paulini. It's a small world after all, kittens.


  1. i think you may have missed the biggest sample of all in "Gold Digger"... the chorus is lifted directly from "Stool Pigeon" by Kid Creole and the Coconuts. man, i hope August Darnell is credited.

  2. Thanks! I couldn't put my finger on where the melody came from. I have amended the post to include it. We're all trainspotters, aren't we?