We are now living in the post-Dolemite age, and so we must redouble our vigilance. One place to start is to develop a wikipedia entry in English for Pino D’Angio/D’Angou. (And he needs to decide how he would like his last named spelled.) I would like to call your attention to the fact that this glorious Italian singer (who also sings in Spanish) was “born under the sign of Leo” and has a patent for “sports and parachuting.” I don’t know what that means, so if you have any additional information, please write to your congressperson. Also, I would like some insight into how a song translated as “Make Me A Sandwich” could be a rousing crowd favorite at the Festival of San Remo (1982), when Italy does not, strictly speaking, make sandwiches. And peep this:
Previously only author in 1981 composed and sings the song “What idea” with the arrangements of Enrico Intra. La canzone, che è il primo esempio di Rap mai realizzato in Europa, ottiene un successo mondiale, vendendo in un anno oltre 2 milioni di copie con primati assoluti nelle classifiche di Francia, Germania, Spagna, Italia, Argentina, Belgio e Inghilterra dove, caso quasi unico (l’unico precedente è “Nel blu dipinto di blu” di Modugno), viene pubblicato in lingua italiana. The song, which is the first example of Rap ever in Europe, obtained a worldwide success, selling in a year over 2 million copies in primates absolute rankings of France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Belgium and England where, almost single case (the only precedent is “In the blue painted blue” by Modugno), is published in English.
That’s right, folks: primates are responsible for ranking songs in several countries, including Belguim. Oh, and in case you didn’t follow the link to his official website, I feel compelled to point out: DUDE HAS A LINK TO “FUNKY TOUR.”
Finally, I want some aesthetic theory that will tell me precisely why this song is so effing super rad: