Thursday, June 5, 2008

Raging against la machina in Spanish-accented English

A performer in transition from pop lite to politik heavy, Manu Chao shows how sometimes having a limited vocabulary can make statements even more powerful than having a whole thesaurus's worth of words: in Baghdad/it's no democracy/that's just because/it's a U.S. country.

The same thing happens with the videos for Manu Chao's "Rainin in Paradize" and "Politik Kills" — a few images make a movie's worth of lasting impressions.

Today it's raining in paradise...

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