Monday, June 24, 2019
mother's little helper
Two songs about a housewife zonked out on tranquilizers
The Orbital video falls into that category of videos for blisstastic euphoric dance songs that undermine the vibe totally (see also the Jonz video for "Praise You" by F.Slim)
The whole of Other Channels is a concept album about a housewife woozy on anti-depressant and anti-anxiety meds watching TV through a glassy-eyed haze.
Other songs on this theme:
Rolling Stones "Mother's Little Helper"
The Fall "Rowche Rumble", "Industrial Estate" ("when you get depressed, get some valium" or lyrics to that effect), and (to an extent) "Underground Medecin"
And then there's a lot of recent rap that's about percoset and xanax of course