A Refreshing Swig of Little Red

20 Nov

“Coca-Cola” by the Australian band Little Red, starts it’s music journey with an introduction that seems just a tiny bit inspired by The Sufari’s 1963 smash hit “Wipeout.”

The peppy beat held throughout the song, along with the spot on background harmonizing “Ahh’s” and “Ohh’s” seems to put a modern twist on a retro format that the 1950’s band Danny and the Juniors perfected on their single “At the Hop.”

In fact if you slowed the tempo of “Coca-Cola” down, the two songs sound alarmingly similar.

Bringing a modern set of vocals in front of his backing band is Little Red’s lead singer Tom Hartney, who channels the decades old energy of Jerry Lee Lewis.

The lyrics themselves compare the love for a girl to the love for . . . You guessed it! Coca Cola!

“My one and only advice is Coke, Coca Cola and ice/with a lemon slice on my lip/no I never waste a sip,” Hartney croons.

Not the most sophisticated lyrics, but Coca Cola isn’t that sophisticated of a soda pop.

The playful, sugar-high, tune successfully keeps the track refreshingly modern-retro, and will make one break open a cold one.

Discography: Listen to Little Red (2008), Midnight Remember (2010)

Official Website:http://www.myspace.com/littleredmusic

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3 Responses to “A Refreshing Swig of Little Red”

  1. Steve Walsh November 23, 2011 at 2:00 am #

    Another fun video and another catchy tune, I approve! So what got you into this kind of music, or what is it about this style that you dig?

    • fornoone1014 November 23, 2011 at 2:39 am #

      So glad you liked it! It is very catchy, indeed! I grew up listening to The Beatles, Elvis, The turtles, the zombies, pretty much anything and everything that was played on the oldies radio station (50’s-70’s) I didn’t start liking or even listening to modern music until high school. By the early 2000’s I grew tired of what I heard on the current radio stations and searched for modern music with a retro twist. But the classics will always be number 1 for me!

      • Steve Walsh November 23, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

        I also grew up listening to oldies because of my dad, stuff like Dylan and Neil Young. I’ve branched out but still appreciate stuff like that.
        This group Asobi Seksu may interest you. If you scroll down the whole album is there. The track titled Sighs is super good.

        http://asobiseksu.bandcamp.com/album/fluorescence

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