Monday, 9 November 2009


Pop magic from the year of my birth, 1983!

Toto Coela were a one-hit wonder, and this wasnt even the hit. Its probably for the best that this song didnt chart, they just would've spent the money on drugs. Feminists with vibrant imaginations have tried to reclaim 'Milk from the Coconut' for the sisterhood, interpreting it as protest song about domestic violence ('I say hey hey you don't you break my shell').

POP TRIVIA: Jules De Martino from the Ting Tings was president of the West Ham branch of Toto Coela fanclub back in the early 80's.

Returning reluctantly to 2009, Senor Coconut, the groundbreaking German/Chilean Electrolatino pioneer is back with a new album, working his "special Coconut magic"(TM) on an assortment of unsuspecting tracks. It's a mixed bag, but I like his xylophone heavy version of Daft Punk's 'Around the World'. 

Senor Coconut - Around the World
Toto Coeda - Milk from the Coconut

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