Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends...

Or in this case the EBBAs. I have written about them before, as they are the EU's own music awards. (Drumroll). And tonight in Holland the award will be handed over by Jools Holland to a German outfit, the Baseballs.

There is something so right about the Baseballs getting this award. After all they are German, and have had success across the continent, chariting in Austria, Germany, Holland, Finland Sweden and Norway.

But even more apt given that the award is being handed over by the EU is that they don't seem to have their own tunes. Their oeuvre is, as far as I can tell all cover versions, what is more they are rockabilly cover versions, of Lady Gaga, Rhianna, and here below, Snow Patrol.

There biggest hit to date is Rhianna's Umbrella, which reached the dizzy heights of number 135  in the UK single charts.

Now given that they are a pop band, given that they have a Platinum disk, why of why oh why is the taxpayer paying anything to them? Will somebody please explain?


Anonymous said...

Well well Jools Holland of all people. It should be worth watching just to see how this arch eurosceptic handles the supreme irony of the event!

Gawain Towler said...

Money, as we all know, talks in a very loud voice.