Don’t Fuck with Me from David Kitt’s new record "Not Fade Away" (Oct. 30)


What I like about Dublin’s David Kitt’s “Don’t Fuck With Me” from Not Fade Away (due Oct. 30) is that it successfully merges electronic sensibilities with singer-songwriter esthetics. Where his last record was acclaimed as a romantic journey of a man in love, this new one seems like more of a journey down the dark road of betrayal and distrust. Not Fade Away was produced by Tore Johnasson who was responsible for the debut by the Cardigans as well as records by Franz Ferdinand, New Order, and Emiliana Torrini.

Don’t Fuck with Me

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6 Responses to “Don’t Fuck with Me from David Kitt’s new record "Not Fade Away" (Oct. 30)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I appreciate the songwriting and performance, but what do you think the profanity add to the art? (My question is sincere, not intended to be critical of this song.)

  2. Craig says:

    I guess it makes the sentiment that much stronger. In our society profanity (and a woman’s breast and perhaps smoking) are the last few taboo subjects. I like that the minute you put it in the song that makes the song unable to be pllayed on any major commercial outlet so it’s also a statement against those outlets.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Someone is making a statement, huh? I guess you might be right. However, it seems to me that *sometimes* it’s done just to make others think they’re cool or to get noticed. You know, “Hey, look at this! I used the f-word in my song. I’m a hip, alternative counterculture artist now.”

    Anyway, I really appreciate the time you put into your Blog. Whenever anyone asks me where they can hear new music, the first places I send them are to both Songs:Illinois and Swedesplease.

  4. CubikArubik says:

    Nice one mate-great tune.
    Check out more David Kitt here: http://cubikmusik.typepad.com/cubikmusik/2006/09/cubikmusikdigs__1.html
    Cheers
    CubikArubik

  5. Kevin says:

    Craig,
    Thanks for giving a nod to David. I’m digging the album a whole bunch. By far his most popy affair. If you listen closly to that song you will hear a female vocalist, who is nonetheother Lisa Hannigan (from Damian Rice). Also, Vyvienne Long from Damien’s band plays on a couple of tracks as well. As well, Romeo and Michelle from The Magic Numbers and Karl Odlum (former Frames) and the irish lass Anne Scott. Btw, his debut is realy worth checking out. A low-fi folktronic classic.

    Anonymous,
    This is David’s fifth album. He’s quite popular in his native country of Ireland where his records go top ten. Wins major awards and tops the polls. David has nothing to prove, let alone using “so-called” profanity in the title of one of his songs to impress. So your statement “Hey, look at this! I used the f-word in my song. I’m a hip, alternative counterculture artist now.” is far more ignorant statement than David using the “f” word in one of his songs, where in many european countries (including Ireland) is not taboo as it is in the states. It cracks me up when folks in the states get all huffy about a swear word, yet violence and bigotry run amuck. Sure it hasn’t gotten daytime radio play in Ireland, but many stations have played during evening an late night hours where on some airwaves in ireland they still play album tracks. I believe David’s song was a joking jab at all his critics and naysayers who have trashed his last two releases which weren’t the most popular with his critics and many in his fanbase.

  6. roscoe says:

    a bit late on this i’m afraid. but i’d have to say that all you have to do is to listen to the song to hear that its not ‘profanity’ for its own sake, but a genuine, and all the more genuine for being expressed in the unedited words in which it, probably, originally arrived, expression of frustration and defiance.