Monday, December 14, 2009

After Hours

Gluk'oZa. Oi-Oi

Welcome once again to trashy Russian pop Monday! Today's selection is a good intro to one who calls herself Gluk'oZa. It means glucose. Her real name is Natalya Ionova. Although she's quite good-looking in a weird androgynous way, you'll notice that she has an absolutely terrible voice. It's thin, nasal and grating. She sings all of her songs in the exact same way - not well. I didn't think it was possible for somebody to be this bad of a singer and still make a living as a singer. Oh yeah, right, Britney Spears. If it wasn't for pitch correction, she'd probably be a truck driver or something. As for the lyrics, they're not exactly Pushkin. The chorus goes like this: "Oi, oi, oi, oi, there's love between us" repeated over and over again. Very deep. Anyhow, you'll notice that this clip isn't as lurid or suggestive as so many others in Russian pop music. Don't worry, there are plenty of other Gluk'oZa tunes that are downright creepy. I'll get to those in the future. Prepare yourself.

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