Friday, May 11, 2007

Emmanuel Carella's Silk Purse

There's an old adage that states you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Normally, I would agree. Shit usually remains just that no matter how pretty the wrapping. However, there are exceptions and the Planet J remix of Emmanuel Carella's "2Beautiful" is one of them. I've been inspired to post "2Beautiful" by a conversation I recently had about the best Australian pop songs of this decade. After naming the usual anthems by Kylie, Holidannii, Melissa, Marcia, The Deni and Paulini - I thought of this song. From the reaction, you would be forgiven for thinking I had mentioned something by Wolfmother. I've never seen so many heavily botoxed brows rise so quickly!

I understand the response. Emmanuel Carella was briefly hyped as the next big thing in 2003. He was marketed to teenage girls despite the fact that his output falls more comfortably into the guitar driven, singer-songwriter musical abyss. In retrospect, Emmanuel was simply ahead of his time. There is very little difference between the music Emmanuel was making 4 years ago and the kind of crap being churned out today by the likes of Teddy Geiger and Jesse McCartney. Emmanuel initially had quite a bit of success. He hit the top ten with his second single, "Don't Say A Word", but that song had nothing on Emmanuel's debut release. Emmanuel launched his career with "2Beautiful", which was a moderate hit and became a radio staple. The song is an inoffensive slice of guitar pop in its original state. However, the masterminds behind the Planet J remix have turned it into something extraordinary. The remix transforms "2Beautiful" into a trashy, pop delight that strips the artist and song of all credibility in one fell swoop! I obviously love the song beyond all reason but make up your own mind.

Emmanuel's self-titled debut album can be purchased from iTunes and turns up regularly on Australian Ebay.

12 comments:

Miss Heide Von Binterschlappen said...

Sold! That is so fabulously cheesy!

Sounds like he has an alright voice too.

Trash Addict said...

Isn't it just trashtastic? Almighty would be jealous of something this cheesy!

Poster Girl said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I love it! Of course, knowing me (though I'm not a Teddy Geiger fan), I'd probably like the original, but there's no way it'd have anything on this. It's the best thing I've heard in ages!

Trash Addict said...

I had a funny feeling that you would like it! I can e-mail you the original tomorrow, if you're interested. Emmanuel needs all the fans he can get!

Miss Halliwell said...

I wouldn't mind him fingering through my silk purse....

Oh, and the song is utter trash and i love it!

Miss H
x

Trash Addict said...

Silk purse! Don't you mean your leathery, old rucksack?

It's nice to have you back, Deirdre. I miss Cheesy Pop Music!

PS. You didn't tell me you were representing the Ukraine in this year's Eurovision!

Miss Halliwell said...

HA HA HA! Actually...i am going to be the UK's 2008 Entry...Mary Kiani will write me a fab cheesy song....

I am working on a new Cheesy Blog as we speak...Maybe...

Oh that leathery old rucksack can dribble his juice on my chins any day!

Australians are soooooo fooking hot! Ain't u Mike!

Miss Halliwell said...

Oh...i'm the old leathery rucksack! LOLOLOLOL how true...but E45 cream should smooth out my crevis of cracks!

Poster Girl said...

I'd love that! My e-mail is poppostergirl@gmail.com

Trash Addict said...

Poster girl, check your e-mail!

Deirdre, you are the sexiest thing since Bea Smith escaped from prison and dolled herself up with a glamorous wig! The idea of you and Mary Kiani makes me cream my jocks. Please make it happen!

eMack said...

I totally agree. Emmanuel is a total babe...where is he now? I wish he was in my bed!

Anonymous said...

It's amazing whT you find out about yourself years down the track... Interesting, to say the least! Thanks for all your honest opinions... Haha.
Manni aka EMMANUEL CARELLA!