Thursday, December 6, 2007

Can I Get Get Get :: JUNIOR SENIOR

I'm tapping into my familial heritage, and celebrating all things Danish. Okay, so not really all things, just JUNIOR SENIOR.

To be honest, I had to do research to provide any information about JUNIOR SENIOR. While I had heard their band name, I didn't know the music at all. Just the other day, I was introduced to the song Can I Get Get Get, and was immediately hooked! Apparently, this duo out of Denmark (Jesper Mortensen and Jeppe Laursen) has been rockin' the cool kids in Europe and Japan with their hip-hop/pop/synthy sound for years. Jesper and Jeppe (love the names) formed JUNIOR SENIOR in 1998, and released their first album in 2003. Their second, and most recent, album Hey Hey My My Yo Yo has been out abroad since 2005, but was just released in North America in August. So, now we folks over here in the U.S. can start catching up to the craze. I guess they had a kickin' U.S. Fall tour, featuring guest appearances from J.D. from Le Tigre and Peaches.

So back to the song. Love it! Featuring J.D.'s vocals with the band, this song is chock full of whole lot of '80s synth craziness, some cowbell, and super poppy vocals. It's feel good and hysterical! I need to hear this whole album. The music video for this tune is just as yummy. According to the note at the start of the video, it is a compilation of film clips that people sent to the band. Who knows how much of it really came from fans and how much they created (J.D. makes an appearance, I'm guessing this was planned), but regardless, the video rocks. Showing everyone from a long haired guy in a basement, to Japanese girls, to a young man in an alley, to groups of wildly dressed teenagers wearing fanny packs, the video makes me was to, uh, get get get to know know know know you better better baby. The obviously cheeky, over-the-top quality kind of makes me feel like I am being pulled into an '80s and early '90s music video black hole.

My verdict: this song is feel-good all the way. So much so, in fact, that it might almost be obnoxious if overused. But I love it! When used in moderation, I think this song will rock my world for a good long time. See what you think for yourself. Even if you hate the song, at least the video will be good for a laugh.



Lyrics: Can I Get Get Get
Can I get get get to know know know you better better baby
(4x)

A baby girl in those baby pants
A come over here and take a second chance
Take a second chance on me
Cause I know you want to dance with me
But you say, I don't do that kind of thing
A say what, I don't do that kind of thing
A why not, I don't do that kind of thing
And you say, I don't do that kind of thing (okay)


Can I get get get to know know know you better better baby
Can I get get get to know know know you better baby
Can I get get get to know know know you better better baby
Can I get get get to know know know you better baby

A busy bee but I'm taking at ease
A let's go home and throw away the key
Away the key, are you coming with me
So fancy free, but hey
Out you say, I don't do that kind of thing
And you say, I don't do that kind of thing
A say what, I don't do that kind of thing
Hey, I don't do that kind of thing

Can I get get get to know know know you better better baby
Can I get get get to know know know you better baby
Can I get get get to know know know you better better baby
Can I get get get to know know know you better baby

I know you wanna dance
So come on and take a chance
Take a second chance on me
Cause I know you wanna dance

I know you wanna dance
So come on and take a chance
Take a second chance on me
Cause I know you wanna dance

Can I get get get to know know know you better better baby
Can I get get get to know know know you better baby
Can I get get get to know know know you better better baby
Can I get get get to know know know you better baby

Can I get get get to know know know you better better baby
Can I get get get to know know know you better baby
Can I get get get to know know know you better better baby
Can I get get get to know know know you better baby

4 comments:

Quaking Aspen said...

Cool song!

It makes me think about Morton, the Danish bus driver I used to talk to at work last year. We really got to know each other! I educated him about how crazy women can be.

Aimée said...

This is awesome! And the compilation music video reminds me of Ze Frank.

And if anyone tries to pick me up using this song, I'll know it was meant to be.

Heehee. How's my fave accordian player? I've got a jam date with Pine this weekend. Wish you could be there.

Hello, my name is Kim Christensen. said...

Brenda:
Regarding you and Danish bus driver. You didn't just get to know eachother. No, no, no. You GOT GOT GOT TO KNOW KNOW KNOW KNOW eachother. Yeah.

Aimee:
I'm super! Can't wait to play with you some time. Let's talk soon. XOXO

meggo said...

i LOVE this song. this is a great morning song...and afternoon...and evening. this song rocks my entire day!!!

kim. you. are. amazing.