Starf*#@er – Laadeedaa

Yes, I added in the “clean” way of spelling this band’s name, but I am nothing if not clean.  And a big liar.  Starfucker is a band I discovered from my friend Sean up in Portland.  This was probably 4 or 5 years ago and he would know about this band because they are from Portland.  And you know how those Portlanders love to promote their own.  It’s sort of a weird communal thing they got up there.  Seems all that rain doesn’t dampen the love all the local bands have for each other.

Anyway, Starfucker sort of predated the recent wave of electro-acoustic-psychedelic-dance music bands such as Yeasayer and MGMT.   This song is from their debut, self-titled album (released in 2008) and it’s a bit poppier than the rest of the tunes, but all the songs really gel as a whole and have a deeply hypnotic, bass-driven vibe to them.  Their subsequent albums aren’t as immediate but are definitely worth a listen.

I just looked up online for the lyrics and this is what I found on a youtube page:  “a ladadalakala/ then theh star singa a whadaledkawha/ tha maey sens singin madelakewegh/ the when saehns amaaakahmaaha/ (sung over chorus) maaahh ahh hahh maaahh/ ahh hahh daaahh/ ahh hahh maahh/ ahh ha ahh/ then they start singing a ladadalakala/ then theh star singa a whadaledkawha/ tha maey sens singin madelakewegh/ the when saehns amaaakahmaaha/ maaahh ahh hahh/ maaahh ahh hahh/ daaahh ahh hahh/ maahh ahh ha ahh”  Probably what someone decided to transcribe, but awesome none-the-less.

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One thought on “Starf*#@er – Laadeedaa

  1. Thanks for posting this Fuzzyswarbles. It’s been a while since I’d thought about STRFKR. I went back and listened to this record and your Meat Puppets analogy is spot on.

    I looked them up on the intertubes and it appears as if the band is currently on tour. They may be heading to a town near you!

    Oh, and the lyrics? Brilliant. Is this another language or gibberish? Hard to say.

    Keep up the good work Mr. Fuzzy Wuzzy Swarbles!

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