Monday, May 9, 2011


Google might be God but sometimes, just sometimes, it does fuck things up.

So, I was pretty jobless the other day and was going through some Joy Division stuff of YouTube. This is how Wikipedia introduces them, btw:

"Joy Division rapidly evolved from their initial punk rock influences to develop a sound and style that pioneered the post-punk movement of the late 1970s. According to music critic Jon Savage, the band "were not punk but were directly inspired by its energy"

All was good, till I saw the YouTube suggestions on their song, Transmission. Here's a screenshot:

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That's right, of all the millions of songs on YouTube, it thinks that the song that most resembles Joy Division's Transmission is Sayonara Sayonara from the 1966 Bollywood blockbuster, Love in Tokyo.

Suddenly, the world ending next year doesn't seem too bad an idea.

P.S: Just remembered this killer joke about Asha Parekh (who's the female lead in Love in Tokyo): What did Asha say when she prayed to god? "Bhagwan, mei tumhare paas badi ass leke ayi hoon". Hahahaha!


Richard S. said...

Ha, ha... Appreciated that, just passing through... No, I don't see much of a similarity. (And I've been in both terrains... In my late teens, I was very big on the British post-punk stuff. Now, at close to 50, I listen to almost nothing but old Indian film music. And I grew up in New York City!)

Anyway, if I had to compare that S-J/Lata song to the music of any British post-punk band, I think maybe it would be something from Girls At Our Best...

Hades said...

Richard, that song is gold. Haha! If I had an award to give out for most usefull link posted on this blog, your would get it! Also, nice blog you got there. Padma Khana, it was I think that danced on teer-e-nazar where the actress is for most of the song in a ghoonghat.

Sumanth said...
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Sumanth said...

I'm actually glad to find fellow Joy Division lovers around here.

I realized that YouTube in India has gotten worse with every passing day when the other day I was shocked by a noisy, glaring and awkward promotion clip of Chennai Express between two rehearsal webcasts of Atoms for Peace.