Sunday, March 20, 2011

We Speak No Americano - Korean Style!

The battle for Korea's girlband crown is over. Give up, Wonder Girls. Go back to hooking, 2NE1. Your cheap rayon wigs have been snatched by LPG! Just when I thought K Pop couldn't get any better (I've been listening to "Twinkle Twinkle" on repeat for days), these five angels have raised the genre to previously unimagined heights by covering Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP's 2010 smash "We Speak No Americano". That song was pretty much the soundtrack to my European jaunt, so it has a very special place in my heart and I love what the girls have done with it. There are new lyrics, a catchy chorus and even a stunning dance routine. I can't understand a word but I'm sure it's deep and meaningful given that they've changed the title to "Angry"!

So who are these artistic giants? Well, if my research is correct, they are Korea's trashiest act since my idol Mina. It seems the band is comprised of failed beauty queens, their name is an abbreviation of Long Pretty Girls and they have a penchant for releasing novelty songs - including a misguided attempt to revive the Can Can and a winter themed flop called "The Road To Ski Hill". I love them so much it hurts! And surely Korea will now embrace these stunning divas too. "Angry" is undeniably amazing and the video (below) is extremely cute. Before you experience the wonder of LPG, I need some advice. Where can I order a copy of this masterpiece? It must be mine!

8 comments:

nikki said...

I knew there was something strangely Euro about this when I first heard it. Thanks for enlightening me lol.

As far as I know, three of the girls were in this ill-fated 13-member girl group with a bunch of 6 year-olds thrown together with a bunch of 20 year-olds before they ended up there. They were the 6 year-olds lol.

Jon said...

Wow! When you do trash, you do REAL trash! Remarkable... Jx

The Prophet said...

YASSSSSSSSS K-POP KILLING UR FAVES!!!!!!

GentlemanGaGa said...

ahahah fucking amazing!!!! I never thought somebody in KPOP would dare to cover this song! ahahaha and they did it beautifuly! IM stunned!

Anthony said...

I have no clue who these girls are, and I'm a hardcore KPop fanatic. Oh well. Any Kpop exposure is good in my eyes

MatadorMexicano said...

yesasia.com is where i get all my k, j and c pop needs!

i LOVE how they keep weirdly looking off when the camera pans to them.

Mike said...

Thanks for the tip!

delikizzz said...

Well I have to disagree. I think they are no way close to 2NE1 to go up against them. They still have a long way to go.