Song of the Week: Rikki Tikki Tavi by Fair to Midland

I’ve had this song stuck in my head all day, so I feel it’s a sign that I need to pass the bi-polar insanity that is “Rikki Tikki Tavi” by Fair to Midland onto you fellow readers.  The brutal metal passages will sate your hard metal exterior and the soft, lullaby sections will soothe your inner child, and then frighten him by reminding you of one of Rudyard Kipling’s more disturbing stories.

For those that don’t know, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is a character from one of the stories out of The Jungle Book.  He’s a mongoose, that kills snakes, eats their young, and at one point kills a mommy snake grieving for the loss of her husband, who died by the hands of Rikki-Tikki, by first taunting her with the last egg of her nest, the rest of which Rikki-Tikki ate.  All in the name of protecting his human family.  The snakes may have been poisonous or something, but that’s beside the point, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is one no bullshit, hard-core, mofo.  Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!!!


About RiffRaff

Just takin' it easy for all you sinners.

Posted on June 20, 2013, in Song of the Week and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Love FTM. Both Arrows… and Fables… get regular plays both at home and work. There’s just so many sides to their music: they can obviously really play, and there’s a wilful wackiness in their sound, but neither quality gets in the way of writing strong, compelling songs. And Sudderth is such an amazing vocalist and frontman: his unusual vocal melodies and variety of styles really bring something special to the mix, rarely sounding in the least bit jaded, in spite of his relentless plundering of linguistic cliches (he’s also very cute, according to my girlfriend 😉 )They’re up there with a very few rock bands – SOAD, Pixies, Nomeansno spring to mind – who manage to be so original, clever, obscure and yet perversely accessible with it. Look forward to hearing what they come up with next. Just a great band 🙂

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