Anglo For Your Ear: Monaco’s “What Do You Want From Me”

Not satisfied with my posting of The Beloved‘s “Sweet Harmony”, my dear friend Jorge told me, “Put up the Sha-la-la-lalala song or I’ll hurt you real bad.” Given that my friend is 6-foot-6, 260 pounds of bronzed Peruvian muscle, and fearing an imminent bashing about the face and throat, I immediately scoured the bowels of YouTube for this 1996 gem. It’s “What Do You Want From Me” by Monaco, a duo featuring New Order bassist Peter Hook and his Revenge cohort, David Potts.

Yes, it sounds just like New Order. Not that that’s ever a bad thing…

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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