Song Of The Day 5/14/2013: Chicks On Speed - "Euro Trash Girl"

Quarterly Covers Report: "Euro Trash Girl" was written and recorded by Cracker in 1994 and scraped itself up to #25 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart. It's mainly about a kid on a backpacking trip through Europe where everything goes wrong as he searches for his dream vision of the titular character. While not exactly a dig at any place or institution of contemporary European history, when I heard German female trio Chicks On Speed doing the song in 1998 I heard it as a vengeful retort to Cracker. Imagine if the tables were turned and some German singer did a techno tune about coming over to America looking for a "pretty little cracker girl." Gretchen Wilson would have that schlub for breakfast.

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