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Friday, 13 December 2013

Deep Shag


Last week we had Parquet Courts and parquet floors. Drew left a comment about missing a good deep shag pile carpet during the winter months. Which led to Dirk leaving a related comment and deep shags and rugs and me pondering other possible songs about flooring. And then driving to or from work this week I remembered Luscious Jackson and their song Deep Shag.

Luscious Jackson were the first signing to The Beastie Boys' Grand Royal label. Deep Shag is the only record of theirs that I own. I don't know why I own this one and not any others because despite not having listened to it since 1994 or thereabouts I still quite like it. There are 70s funk and soul vibes, with 90s beats and scratching, and a cool laid back vocal about deep shag. Seeing as shag doesn't have the connotations in the US it has here, I'm assuming it is indeed a song about carpet.

Deep Shag

And now sitting here typing this I have recalled Stereolab's The Noise Of Carpet, a short lived Weatherall project called Lino Squares and Weller's From The Floorboards Up too. This series could run and run.

13 comments:

drew said...

Love it, a series about flooring!

Simon said...

Love Luscious Jackson. Go dig out Naked Eye. One of my top ten 90s moments. Love it love it love it.

george said...

Good song. Looking forward to the series, as long as it does not interfere with Rockabilly Night

Walter said...

Great song and also a great idea for a new series. my first thought was 'Carpet crawlers'

davyh said...

The Inspiral Carpets revival may start here!

And how about some Mat Monroe? *gets coat*

Swiss Adam said...

Inspirals- of course, how could I forget?

*ignores Mat Monroe suggestion*

Simon said...

The Bluetones!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cut_Some_Rug/Castle_Rock

londonlee said...

The Shag is also a dance, which led to much chortling over The Tams' record "My Baby Sure Loves To Shag"

charity chic said...

I suppose Blanket on the Ground is pushing it a bit?

dickvandyke said...

The coirs

Dirk said...

Hah!!: C.U.B.S. - 'We Don't Need No Carpet Beggars' ... although noone knows that but me, I'm afraid .. great tune though!

James said...

Shag area rugs are most cozy and stylish rugs.

Jose Jackson said...

Thanks for songs.
Love it.
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