March 6, 2012

Is it a Placebo?

Placebo have some amazing songs.  They're hard a rockin' band with possessed guitar parts, cool, catchy melodies, and a great lyrical fit between melody, voice and music.  They marked a return of androgyny not seen since Bowie.  Here are some of my favourite Placebo songs.

Here's the very first Placebo song I ever heard. "Pure Morning"

"Special K"

"Nancy Boy"

"Every Me Every You" taken from the film Cruel Intentions.

and their cover of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill"

They also put on an impassioned performance on Jools.

"Nancy Boy"

"Teenage Angst"

And here's Timo Maas feat. Brian Molko with "First Day".  It's that unmistakable voice.