My brain is a little soft tonight, so that’s one of the reasons this entry is a little short on analysis.
The other reason I don’t have much to say about this band is that I can’t find out much. E*I*E*I*O (never enter that for a Google or YouTube search, btw) is a midwestern band from the mid to late 80s that had a minor MTV hit with “Hey Cecilie” (another great song). They have a MySpace and a Facebook page (but nothing on Wikipedia). That’s about it. Now I could go dig up my CD–which I bought used to replace my cassette copy of this), but that will give me nothing but the bare facts. I want something I can sink my teeth into.
Like what on Earth inspired these guys to write a song like “Andy Warhol’s Dead But I’m Not”? It’s sort of a love song. If you’re definition of a love song is kind of vague and open to interpretation. To be honest, it’s kind of musical booty call with pop culture references. Right up my alley. If I were into booty calls, that is. Really, they’re kind of more trouble than they’re worth. Not to mention wrong if you happen to be married or in a committed relationship. I’ll stop babbling now.
Regardless, it’s a really fun song. Just the kind of thing my brain needs right now. Sorry the video is kind of boring. I hope you enjoy it anyway. This song really is kind of clever, even if it is kind of incomprehensible. It has a great opening, too. I’m babbling again, aren’t I?