Speaking of Serbian war criminals, when this song came out in 1993 or so, my fellow high school friends in Speech and Debate class wondered if it could be a reference to Slobodan Milosevic. Our theory was probably not, but we didn’t care too much. We were all hot for the singer’s braces:
In hindsight, it might be hard to explain why this lo-fi video made us so excited. Part of it was our love for X-Ray Spex, so how could we not love a new band (Swedish, no less!) with a female singer who had braces? And the politically correct objectification of young men, forced to wear aluminum foil skirts and be spanked by lollipops, was just too adorable. I think I wanted to be one of those guys.
Anyway, it turns out they opened for Blur a lot, got an album produced by a dude from the Verve, and were generally thought well of in England and Europe, despite sounding almost like a grunge band and copping a lot of Chili Pepper moves. I still love the song though. Still not sure what it’s about.