Friday, March 26, 2010

Eurovision #2: Denmark


Actually I fudge a little bit. This is Bamses Venner (The Teddy Bear's Friends) from 30 years ago. No points for guessing who's the teddy bear in the band.

Where to start? The song itself is OK; one of those cheerful ditties the Danes specialise in. But... The hair? The beard? The skinny guy playing the tambourine? The overalls? Wow.

Amazingly enough, the lead singer's still alive, and the band is still big in Denmark. If you don't believe me, here's their website.

PS. In the interests of full disclosure, no matter how embarrassing this post now makes such a disclosure, I should point out that my heritage is partly Danish.