Single of the Day – Telex – Euro-Vision
As it’s Eurovision tomorrow, I thought I would post one of my favourite Eurovision moments ever! Trust me, it’s amazing!
Seminal Belgian electronic band Telex were asked by their manager to represent Belgium in the 1980 competition, the bemused band agreed although they didn’t take it entirely seriously… As group member Marc Moulin would later explain, “”We had hoped to finish last, but Portugal decided otherwise. We got ten points from them and finished on the 19th spot.” Oh, Telex! You crazy rebels!
Anyway, their effort is a crazy, off-kilter electro-pop song with plenty of Eurovision-kitsch. (I’m sure Sebastien Tellier was taking notes for his Eurovision entry for France in 2008.) I won’t say anymore as you have to see and this fantastic loopy spectacle for yourself.
You were robbed Telex, robbed!!!!