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

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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