Sunday, 13 April 2008

"My bum is not quite perfect and my boyfriend's rubbish too!"

You know, there are sometimes things which are good to listen to which aren't music (shocking, isn't it?). Adam and Joe's Saturday morning show on 6music is one of them. Adam and Joe first came to a lot of people's attention with their sketches and soft toy re-enactments of films on The Adam And Joe Show between 1996 and 2001, and they hosted a successful radio show on XFM before they came to 6music.

An excellent part of their 6music show is Song Wars, where both chaps write and record a humourous song on the same topic and listeners vote on the best effort.
Kate NashThe subject last weekend was a Kate Nash-style song and they really outdid themselves! Not only did they accurately mimic Nash's sound, they also managed to make their songs very funny. Plus I've not been able to get those catchy tunes out of my head since first hearing them.
Kate Nash really seems to get on a lot of people's nerves. Having only heard about two of her songs I must confess I'm not that bothered either way - I've somehow managed to avoid her without having to try too hard. Apparently Adam and Joe were similarly unfamiliar with Nash and so took her album away to listen to. Hearing the common aspects that they both picked out (affected accent, obsession with bums and complaints about a rubbish boyfriend), such irritation seems understandable!

Adam Buxton's Kate Nash Song mp3 (available for 7 days)

Joe Cornish's Kate Nash Song mp3 (available for 7 days)

If you don't want to know the result of this particular Song War, look away at these websites now!
Adam and Joe 6music website | Adam and Joe fan site

Adam and Joe
Adam (on the right) won.

You can hear Adam and Joe's show on 6music every Saturday from 9am-12pm, and each episode will be up on the listen again feature for a week after broadcast.

1 comment:

Kippers said...

Oh how I love these songs. Which is ironic, given that I'm one of those ungracious bastards wot can't bear the sound of yer actual Kate Nash's Mockerney tones. These make me laugh a lot, though (the songs, that is, as well as Adam & Joe in general).

Ta muchly for posting BTW, Spikey. Yer blood's worth bottling, etc! xx