Song Of The Day 8/20/2013: Black Box Recorder - "Child Psychology"

It's Mental Health Tuesday! (Because "Mental Health Monday" was already taken.) Here's a '90s update of Peggy Lee's "Is That All There Is?" which in turn drew much inspiration from Thomas Mann's story "Disillusionment." "Child Psychology" is a little more disturbing than either, if mainly because of the calculated and horrifying chorus, which was so unsettling the admittedly somewhat knee-jerk BBC banned the song. I'll let you hear that yourself. This was hilarious when I first heard it back in 2000 or so, but three children later not so much. It's funny how having kids passes one through the membrane between mental toughness and gripping paranoia.

Black Box Recorder were the great songwriter Luke Haines from the Auteurs, John Moore from Jesus & Mary Chain, and singer Sarah Nixey from Dorset, England. Now they aren't.


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