The Throwback Tuesday weekly post is a opportunity for me to revisit the good, cheesy, forgotten or essential parts of music, film, tv and books from my childhood, the past few years or the generations/eras/works of art that have influenced my life in some way.
This week, it’s back to the music lookback’s with a little feature on one of my favourite bands and favourite tracks. After the release of their latest album ‘TV En Francais’ it has reminded just how much I love We Are Scientists so with that in mind I thought I’d go right back to the start with a look at one of their first singles and one of my favourite tracks of theirs.
We Are Scientists – Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
I first heard this song years and years ago now on MTV2 [now MTV Rocks] it was played loads of the request show that was on around 4pm every weekday. I’m pretty sure some of you might remember the text programme where you could request songs and text in chatting with others and talking about music and the MTV guy hosting it was ‘cow’. I’m hoping some of you guys remember this programme as well as just me.
After hearing this song almost every day for a good few months I’m sure it was inevitable that I was going to love it and go on loving the band. At first, I was so obsessed with the video and the guys being chased around an industrial estate in America by a guy dressed up in a bear costume. It’s a hilarious and slightly surreal video but it completely draws you in and even today I’d say it is one of my favourite music videos [as with a lot of other WAS videos].
It also helped that the song as well is absolutely brilliant, the indie track with sing along vocals, catchy guitar melodies and brilliant rhythm helped it become a track that I spent a lot of my time singing along to and having stuck in my head for days. Then the album came out and as soon as I bought it I played it to death. I’d definitely say it is one of my favourite albums of 2005 and probably one of my favourite albums ever if I’m honest.
It’s because of the chance encounter of seeing the band on that request show on MTV2 years ago that I fell in love with them and their sound and they really are still one of my favourite bands and an act I never get bored of listening to. I’ve never seen them live and it is my aim in life to be able to see them on tour because I just know that it is going to be good. With their latest album being so brilliant, it really has highlighted just how much I love this band and will continue to do so. If you have never listened to We Are Scientists please give them a listen, I’m more than 100% certain that you won’t regret it and their music videos are always really good so that’s an even bigger incentive to give their stuff a listen to/watch.