Thursday, June 18, 2009

Gender Benders: Lola

For what you could call a double gender bender, check out The Raincoats and their delightful ´79 postpunk cover of the Kinks hit Lola. The Ray Davies penned original already raised some serious gender issues, but the all-girl Raincoats gleefully upped the ante and didn´t even think of changing Davies´ original he-form. "She picked me up and set me on her knee, and said little boy won´t you come home with me..." Confused? You will be.

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