Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Thou Shalt Always Kill it off
You either love it or hate it. It’s a Marmite kinda song. But now there’s a third option creeping in – getting tired of it. You see, Thou Shalt Always Kill by Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip is a bit like a great joke. It’s brilliant the first time you hear it. And the next. And the next. But somewhere down the line, after many, many hearings it begins to wear a bit thin. I think so anyway – I haven’t got there yet (I still like it), but I think it’s possible.
So possible in fact, that the song’s creators have stopped playing it. On the radio at least. I’m not sure how many radio shows they’ve done, but when they came into Xfm last Wednesday to play live on XPosure again they suggested that they’d done it a bit too much and that night was going to be the last time they played it live on the radio, back on the show that first gave them an airing.
I wouldn’t even have bothered posting it again, if it wasn’t for the fact that Pip went into an impromptu ‘karaoke’ (as he called it) slot at the end of the track, singing excerpts from Kate Nash, Adele and Jack Penate songs over Le Sac’s beats. Kind of like a much nicer version of LDN is a Victim. But then, Scroob seems like a pretty nice guy. But he can’t really sing. Apparently he also does a ‘classic hip hop’ karaoke ending as well. I’d like to hear that too.
So I’ve posted it along with two other tracks they did that night – Development and Angles, which should provide enough evidence to the doubters that these guys aren’t one hit wonders.
Download: Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip – Thou Shalt Always Kill (Xfm live ‘karaoke’ version)
Download: Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip – Angles (live)
Download: Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip – Development (live)
Download the Thou Shalt... single. It’s out on 7 inch too, but it’s probably long gone by now…
Photo from cowfish's Flickr.
And like the artists themselves, I’m going to kill off posting on this track too. Before I do, one last video clip. You’ll have all seen the proper vid for the song, but here’s a version shot live at The Social a couple of months ago.