14 May 2016

top 100 of the '00s | 85. the bran flakes - "stumble out of bed"

Built mostly around a sample of Dolly Parton's "9 To 5" and ELO's "Don't Bring Me Down," (with a little bit of The Osmonds dropped in there too), this goofy cut-up track just works.

You're hooked from Dolly's first vocals, instantly bouncing and singing along. It builds up with a struggle quite similar to the one we face when getting out of our own beds: At first a little rickety, but once we hit the kitchen, it's all good.

The Bran Flakes have been at it since the late '90s and have actually maintained a pretty consistent sound. There isn't too much biographical information available about them, but I get the sense that there are a lot of them and that cut-up music is their passion project, and they release an album every several years when they finally have enough tracks.